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Sergei Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky was a Russian chemist, inventor and a unique photographer, who is best known for his pioneering work in color photography of Russia 1900-1917. We already have his biography in our "People" database, now it is time to show you some of his marvellous color photos of pre-revolutionary Russia and to reveal their secrets.


Every year Russia increases its influence over world fashion market. Russian fashion designers and fashion houses have already had much attention and respect by both prominent specialists and common clients. Another way of Russian expansion are Russian models - beautiful, unusual and very talented women. Today we'll tell you about the most successful of them.


Summing up the month of the Urals region on our site, we want to present you the list of the most prominent and famous Ural people, who was born or spent most of their life there. This list will help you to navigate among many talented Russian people and find the person, you want to learn more about.


The Urals region is rich in talented people in different spheres of Russian life. And literature is not an exception to that rule. Ural nature inspires for creation of mystical or fairy-tale stories, Ural mode of life and traditions add ethnic flavour to the books and Ural rich history allows to create truly epic and dramatic novels. So, no wonder that Ural literature is so stands out against the whole mass of Russian literature. This article tells you about the most outstanding writers, who lived and worked in the Urals region.


They weren't able to stay in this world a little longer. But their short life was full of events and achievements. They enriched Russia with their talents and remained in history and people's memory. There is a list of 10 young Russian celebrities who died being below the age of 30, inclusive.


The full list of Russian Nobel laureates, including short information about them and links to the big biographic and theme articles from our site.


The well-known film director, President of Russian Cultural Fund and scandalous persona Nikita Mikhalkov has come out with a political message under the pretentious title Law and Truth. Manifesto of Enlightened Conservatism, in which he calls to change Russian constitution and create a new conservative guarantee state.


Thousands of soldiers and ordinary people were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union during the Secon World War, the highest distinction in the Soviet Union. A lot of people fought heroic for their Motherland but remain unknown for us. Not only men fought for the freedom, but also women showed themselves courageous with strong will and character there are 87 heroes of the Soviet Union among women.


The 9-th of May is the day of victory in the Second World War, which was the Great Patriotic war for Russians (1941-1945 years). This day all Russians remember people who fought for the victory and reached the independence and freedom from German fascism. A lot of people heroically defend the Motherland, without their deeds our country would not have saved the independence from invaders. Of course, some of them are not alive but we love, remember and respect them all.


A SuperJob.ru survey says most Russians believe alcohol abuse is their most negative character trait(!). 22% of 1800 respondents believe it is so, while 20% claim Russian's curse is their laziness.


The Jewish-born political revolutionary Fanny Kaplan was shot at the age of 28 for an attempted assassination of Vladimir Lenin. She approached the Leader near a Moscow factory and fired three shots at him. Some historians question the actual role of Fanny Kaplan in the crime and many consider the Kaplan legend as another Bolshevik canard.


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