Tag Archives: Russia

1792: The Chevalier d’Éon

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont—known more simply as the Chevalier d’Éon—was a French soldier, diplomat, and spy who settled in London, living from 1762-1777 as a man and from 1786-1810 as a woman. Born to a poor noble family in Burgundy … Continue reading

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1899: Lake

Isaak Levitan: The Lake, Eventide (1899)

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1878: Pyramid

Ivan Aivazovsky: The Great Pyramid of Giza (1878)

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1908: Sunset

Arkhip Kuindzhi: Red Sunset on the Dnieper (1908)

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1930: Atlas

Boris Ignatovich: At the Hermitage, 1930

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1919: Park

Ivan Fedorovich Choultse: Park in Neskuchnoye (1919)

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1964: Revolution

During the shooting of David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago [set in Russia during WWI and the Russian Revolution] in a Madrid suburb in 1964, a crowd of Spanish statists had to sing the “Internationale” in a scene involving a mass demonstration. The … Continue reading

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