Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Mikhail Romanovich Bakaleinikov or Mischa Bakaleinikoff (Russian: Михаил Романович Бакалейников; 10 November 1890 – 10 August 1960) was a noted musical director, film composer and conductor....
Josef Alois Kessler
Joseph Aloysius Kessler (German: Josef Alois Kessler, Russian: Иосиф Алоиз Кесслер; August 12, 1862 – December 10, 1933) was the last bishop of the Diocese of Tiraspol (Russia) and the last Vo...
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Anna Marly
Anna Marly (Russian: Анна Юрьевна Смирнова-Марли), (30 October 1917 – 15 February 2006), was a Russian singer-songwriter. She came to France very young, just after her father was killed by the Bol...
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Victor Tourjansky
Victor Tourjansky or Viktor Tourjansky (4 March 1891 (Kiev) - 13 August 1976 (Munich), born Viatcheslav Tourjansky (Russian: Вячеслав Туржанский; Ukrainian: Вячеслав Туржанский), was an actor,...
Mikhail Eisenstein
Mikhail Osipovich Eisenstein, (Russian: Михаил Осипович Эйзенштейн, 1867 in St. Petersburg – 1921, Berlin), was a Russian architect and civil engineer of Baltic German descent. His paternal ...
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Konstantin Sokolsky
Konstantin Sokolsky (also spelled: Sokolski, Rus. Константин Сокольский, original name Konstantin Kudryavtsev, Константин Кудрявцев) Russian singer (7 December 1904- 12 May 1991). Sokolsky was born in...
Peter Demens
Peter Demens (13 May [O.S. 1 May] 1850 – January 21, 1919) born Pyotr Alexeyevitch Dementyev (Russian: Пётр Алексеевич Дементьев) was a Russian immigrant to the United States who...
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Boris Bakhmeteff
Boris Alexandrovich Bakhmeteff (Russian: Борис Александрович Бахметев) (also spelled Bakhmetieff or Bakhmetev) (1880- July 21, 1951) was an engineer, businessman, professor of Civil Engineering a...
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Sophie Swetchine
Anne Sophie Swetchine (née Sofia Petrovna Soymonova; November 22, 1782 – 1857), known as Madame Swetchine, was a Russian mystic, born in Moscow, and famous for her salon in Paris.
S...
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Antoine Pevsner
Antoine Pevsner (30 January [O.S. 18 January] 1886 – 12 April 1962) was a Russian-born sculptor and the older brother of Alexii Pevsner and Naum Gabo. Both Antoine and...
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Lev Lvovich Tolstoy
Lev Lvovich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Львович Толстой; 1869 – October 18, 1945) was a Russian writer, and the son of Leo Tolstoy.Lev Lvovich, whom his father once called "Leo Tolstoy, Junior" was a fa...
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Alexander Alekhine
Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Але́хин, [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ ɐˈlʲexʲɪn]; October 31 [O.S. October 19] 1892 – M...
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Nicolas Rossolimo
Nicolas Rossolimo (Russian: Николай Спиридонович Россолимо; February 28, 1910, Kiev – July 24, 1975, New York) was a Russian born chess player of Greek descent. He held the tile of Grandmaster. He...
Princess Vera Constantinovna of Russia
Princess Vera Constantinovna of Russia,also as Vera Konstantinovna (Russian: Вера Константиновна Раманова; 24 April 1906 – 11 January 2001), was the youngest child of Grand Duke Konstantine ...
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Theodore Kosloff
Theodore Kosloff (January 22, 1882 – November 22, 1956) was a Russian-born ballet dancer, choreographer and film and stage actor. He was occasionally credited as Theodor Kosloff.
Born Fyodor...
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Yasnaya Polyana
37°31′34″E / 54.07611°N 37.52611°E / 54.07611; 37.52611Yasnaya Polyana (Russian: Я́сная Поля́на, literally: "Bright Glade") was the home of the writer Leo Tolstoy, where h...
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Michel Fokine
Mikhail Fokine (a French transliteration Michel Fokine; English transliteration Mikhail Fokin; Russian: Михаи́л Миха́йлович Фо́кин, Mikhaíl Mikháylovich Fokín) (23 April [O.S. 11 April ...
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Gala Dalí
Gala Dalí (7 September [O.S. 26 August] 1894 – 10 June 1982), usually known simply as Gala, was the wife of, first, Paul Éluard, then Salvador Dalí, and an inspiration for the...
Victor Gsovsky
Victor Gsovsky (Russian: Виктор Иванович Гзовский; January 12, 1902, Saint Petersburg - March 14, 1974, Hamburg) was a Russian ballet dancer, teacher, balletmaster and choreographer.
He studie...
Stephen Timoshenko
Stepan Prokopovych Timoshenko (Russian: Степан Прокофьевич Тимошенко) (December 22, 1878 – May 29, 1972), was a Russian engineer of Ukrainian ethnicity. He is believed to be the father of mo...
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Alexandra Tolstaya
Alexandra (Sasha) Lvovna Tolstaya (Russian: Александра Львовна Толстая; 18 July 1884 – 26 September 1979) was the youngest daughter and secretary of the noted Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy.Although...
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Prince Georgy Konstantinovich of Russia
Prince Georgy Konstantinovich of Russia (6 May 1903 – 7 November 1938), was the youngest son of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Mavrikiyevna...
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Felix Yusupov
Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov, Count Sumarokov-Elston (Russian: Князь Феликс Феликсович Юсупов, Граф Сумароков-Эльстон; March 23, 1887, St Petersburg, Russian Empire – September 27, 1967, Paris,...
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Michael Karpovich
Mikhail Mikhailovich "Michael" Karpovich (1888 - 1959) was a Russian-American historian of Russia and one of the fathers of Slavic Studies in America.
Mikhail Mikhailovich Karpovich was born Augus...
Rouben Mamoulian
Roupen Zachary Mamoulian (pronunciation perhaps roo-BEN mah-mool-YAHN) (October 8, 1897 – December 4, 1987) was an Armenian-American film and theatre director.
Mamoulian was born in Tbilisi,...
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Nikita Balieff
Nikita Balieff (1876/1877 – 3 September 1936), was a Russian Armenian born vaudevillian, stage performer, writer, impresario, and director. He is best known as the creator and master of ceremonies of ...
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