Burkhard Christoph von Münnich
Count Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (9 May 1683 – 16 October 1767) (Христофо́р Анто́нович Миних) was a German soldier-engineer who became a field marshal and political figure in the Russian Empire. H...
Anna Vorontsova
Countess Anna Karlovna Vorontsova, née Countess Skavronskaya (7 (18) December 1722 – December 31, 1775 (11 January 1776)), was a Russian lady in waiting, salonist and noble, cousin of the Empress Eliz...
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Ivan Gannibal
Ivan Abramovich Gannibal (Russian: Иван Абрамович Ганнибал; June 5, 1735 – October 12, 1801) was a Russian military leader and eminent Russian of African and Russian descent. He was the son of mil...
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Lev of Optina
Hieroschemamonk Leonid (Nagolkin) of Optina, also Leo (or Lev) of Optina, was a venerable elder of Optina Monastery and a founder of Optina's eldership.
The future St. Leonid was born Leo Danilevi...
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Vasili Pronchishchev
Vasili Vasilyevich Pronchishchev (Russian: Василий Васильевич Прончищев) (1702–9 September [O.S. 29 August] 1736) was a Russian explorer.In 1718, Vasili Pronchishchev graduated f...
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Xenia of Saint Petersburg
Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg (Russian: Святая блаженная Ксения Петербургская [Xenia Grigoryevna Petrova - Ксения Григорьевна Петрова]; c. 1719–1730 – c. 1803, Saint Petersburg) is...
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Karl Nesselrode
Baltic-German Count Karl Robert Nesselrode, also known as Charles de Nesselrode, (Lisbon, Portugal, December 14, 1780 – Saint Petersburg, March 23, 1862; Russian: Карл Васильевич Нессельроде, Karl Vas...
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Pyotr Bagration
Prince Pyotr Ivanovich Bagration (Russian: Пётр Иванович Багратион) born Petre Bagrationi (Georgian: პეტრე ბაგრატიონი [baɡratiʼɔni]) (1765–1812) was a prominent general of the Imperial Russian...
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Alexander Kikin
Alexander Vasilievich Kikin (Александр Васильевич Кикин; ca. 1670-1718) was a political mentor and advisor to Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia; accused of having arranged the flight abroad of the...
Alexander Lanskoy
Aleksander Dmitrijevitj Lanskoj, also called Sasjenka (1758-1784) was a Russian favourite and the lover of Catherine the Great between 1780 and 1784.Lanskoj was made aide-de-camp of Grigory Potemkin i...
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Maria Cantemir
Maria Cantemir (1700–1754) was a Romanian noblewoman, a lady in waiting and salonist, and a mistress of Peter the Great.Maria was born in Istanbul as the daughter of prince Dimitrie Cantemir. She was ...
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Peter the Great
Peter the Great (Russian: Пётр Вели́кий, Pyotr Velikiy; [ˈpʲɵtr vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj]), Peter I (Russian: Пётр I, Pyotr I; [ˈpʲɵtr ˈpʲɛrvɨj]) or Pyotr Alexeyevich (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич; [ˈpʲ...
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Pyotr Andreyevich Tolstoy
Count Pyotr Andreyevich Tolstoy (Russian: Пётр Андреевич Толстой) (1645–1729) was a Russian statesman prominent during and after the reign of Peter the Great. He was the ancestor of all the Counts...
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Gavriil Golovkin
Count Gavrila (Gavriil) Ivanovich Golovkin (Russian: Гаври́ла (Гаврии́л) Ива́нович Голо́вкин) (1660 – January 20, 1734) was a Russian statesman who formally presided over foreign affairs of the Ru...
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Glafira Alymova
Glafira Ivanovna Alymova (1758-1826) was a Russian lady in waiting and harpist.Glafira Alymova was the daughter of Colonel Ivan Akinfievich Alymov. She studied music at the Smolny Institute and on her...
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Yevstigney Fomin
Yevstigney Ipat'yevich Fomin (Russian: Евстигне́й Ипа́тьевич Фоми́н) (born St Petersburg 16 August [O.S. 5 August] 1761 – died St. Petersburg c 27 April [O.S. 1...
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Yemelyan Ukraintsev
Yemelyan Ignatievich Ukraintsev (Russian: Емелья́н Игна́тьевич Украи́нцев; September 12 or 23, 1641–1708) was a Russian diplomat and statesman.Ukraintsev started his career in civil service in 166...
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Mavra Shuvalova
Mavra Yegorovna Shuvalov, née Shepeleva, (April 23 (4 May) 1708 – 9 (20) June 1759), was a Russian lady in waiting, socialite and noble and a confidante of Empress Elizabeth of Russia. She was in 1742...
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Andrey Nartov
Andrey Konstantinovich Nartov (Russian: Андрей Константинович Нартов) (1683—1756) was a Russian scientist, military engineer, inventor and sculptor. He was a personal craftsman of Peter I of Russi...
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Salawat Yulayev
Salawat Yulayev (Bashkir: Салауат Юлаев; Russian: Салават Юлаев; 16 June 1754  – 26 September 1800) is a Bashkir national hero who participated in Pugachev's Rebellion.
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Ivan Neplyuyev
Ivan Ivanovich Neplyuyev (15 November 1693 – 22 November 1773) was a Russian diplomat and administrator prominent in the service of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. His memoirs were published ...
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Alexey Cherkassky
Prince Alexey Mikhailovich Cherkassky or Tcherkassky (Алексей Михайлович Черкасский in Russian, 1680 - 1742) was the Chancellor of the Russian Empire in the beginning of Empress Elizabeth's reign.Prin...
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