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Svetlana Smetanina Peterhof, Lower Park. Photo credit: Florstein / commons.wikimedia.org On August 19, 1721, the fountains and cascades in the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble were set to work. This unique monument of water-engineering art has been globally considered unsurpassed for 300 years: 40 kilometers of water channels, 147 running fountains that operate without a single pump due to the natural flow of water. The entire system is so perfect that it has been preserved virtually intact, and 70% of the pipes have been in operation since the 19th century. Even those who have never been...

21.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina Irene Galitzine, 1952. Photo credit: http://ru-sled.ru/ Irene Galitzine’s name became famous in the fashion world in the 1960s - 70s. The most celebrated and elegant women in the world, including Jacqueline Kennedy and Greta Garbo, as well as representatives of European aristocratic families and the wives of billionaires, preferred to wear outfits designed by her. Surprisingly, she became a fashion designer almost by accident, not even knowing how to draw and sew properly. But her talent, impeccable sense of style, and enormous passion for work enabled her to remain at the...

13.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Kostas Asimis The Greek art photographer Kostas Asimis is preparing an exhibition about Russian kremlins for Western audiences. For several years, the photographer has been traveling around the Russian provinces to capture temples from domes to basements and open exhibitions free to all. Admirers of the master's work except that Kostas Asimis will be able to reveal Russia to the world, as he previously revealed the monasteries of Athos to Europe. The photographer told the Russkiy Mir about his Soviet childhood and Russian projects, as well as how he won the trust of the...

09.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov 19.07.2021 Maxim Gorky in Italy. Photo credit: Rossiyskaya Gazeta Maxim Gorky's Day has been established in Sorrento, Italy, where the writer lived for nine years. Gorky Day in the Italian coastal town is the day of the writer's death - June 18. During his life, Gorky was extremely popular in Italy; often he had to take a cab to hide from the crowd of fans. The Russian classic is not forgotten in the coastal south of Italy even today. There is no need to wonder what events are planned for Gorky Day, because for many years researchers and admirers of the Russian writer have held scientific...

04.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Julia Goryacheva Sergey Olyunin is the founder and co-owner of the Names and Epochs, the museum of plasticine mini-sculpture located in the Izmailovo Kremlin in the east of Moscow. The artist elaborates Russkiy Mir on how this project came about and on its major exhibitions - The Pillars of the Empire, The Tragedy of Russian Time of Troubles, and The Tales of Old Moscow. Sergey Olyunin – Sergey, how did your Names and Epochs Mini-Sculpture Museum come about? – We kept a collection of figures of world history characters in our house for many years. It had been made by two...

02.08.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Russkiy Mir Editorial Russian movie Major Grom: Plague Doctor, based on the namesake comic book series, has immediately become the leader once it was launched at the Netflix platform. It has entered top-10 in 64 countries, and got the first place in 15 countries’ rating.   The film was greeted by viewers in Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland, a number of countries in Latin America and the Middle East. Major Grom: Plague doctor is the first Russian full feature film that is based on on the comic...

29.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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