Boris Anrep

Boris Anrep

Born Russia. Came to England in 1899 to learn English. Spent time in St Petersburg, Edinburgh and Paris. A 1904 visit to see the mosaics in Ravenna inspired his life's work. Became closely associat...

Person, Art, Craft / Design, Russia

3 memorials
Arctic Campaign Memorial Trust

Arctic Campaign Memorial Trust

First registered as a UK charity in 1990. Founder and Chair R. J. Wren. Activities given: "Creates memorials on behalf of Arctic (WWII) campaign veterans which includes "living memorials"."

Group, War Memorial WW2, History, Russia

1 memorial
Arctic Convoys WW2

Arctic Convoys WW2

The Arctic convoys of WW2 were ocean-going convoys which sailed from the UK, Iceland, and North America to northern ports in the Soviet Union – primarily Archangel and Murmansk in Russia. There wer...

Event, Armed Forces, Russia

1 memorial
men and women killed in the WW2 Arctic Convoys

men and women killed in the WW2 Arctic Convoys

Thousands of men and women died in the Arctic Convoys,1941-5. WW2DB gives these stats: "In total, 104 Allied merchant ships were sunk with the arctic convoys, along with 18 warships; 829 merchant ...

Group, War Memorial WW2, Russia

1 memorial
Princess Seraphine Astafieva

Princess Seraphine Astafieva

Ballerina. Danced for Diaghilev, and opened a ballet school in 1916 in London. The title of ‘Princess’ may be spurious. In the picture the Princess is on the right. Alicia Markova is the dancer on ...

Person, Dance, Russia

1 memorial
Michael Bakunin

Michael Bakunin

Revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism.   Possibly the founder of anarchist theory in general.  Born Russia.  Well-travelled:  Germany, France, Japan, London, Sweden, Sw...

Person, Politics & Administration, Russia, Switzerland

1 memorial
David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion

Politician. Born David Grüen in Ptońsk, Russian Empire (modern day Poland). In Palestine in 1919 he founded a socialist party and led the Mapai (Labour) party from 1930. He participated in the St J...

Person, Politics & Administration, Israel/Palestine, Russia

1 memorial
George Bentham

George Bentham

Botanist. Born in Stoke, near Plymouth. His family moved to St Petersburg in 1805, where he becam proficient in several languages. In France he studied at the universities of Tours and Montpelier. ...

Person, Science, France, Russia

1 memorial
Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman

Leading anarchist known for his political activism and writing.  Born Russia, emigrated to America.  Lover and life-long friend of Emma Goldman.  The pair were deported to Russia for their anarchis...

Person, Politics & Administration, France, Russia, USA

1 memorial
Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet

Dance company. A school for a Moscow orphanage was created in 1773, and its pupils were employed by Prince Pyotr Urusov and the English theatrical entrepreneur Michael Maddox, to form part of a new...

Group, Dance, Theatre, Russia

1 memorial
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