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The first minutes on the U.S. territory. Kokkinaki and Gordienko on the wing of their plane

28 April

On April 28, 1939, Soviet pilots Vladimir Kokkinaki and Mikhail Gordienko took off on a mission to fly between Moscow and America in the shortest possible time.…

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Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire.

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Prominent Russians: Art

Ivan Aivazovsky Ivan Aivazovsky Art Ivan Aivazovsky was a famous Russian artist specializing in seascape and landscape portraits. Leon Bakst Leon Bakst Art Russian artist Leon Bakst is best remembered for his work in the theater, where he revolutionized the design of both stage scenery and costume. Vasily Bazhenov Vasily Bazhenov Art Vasily Ivanovich Bazhenov was a famous Russian architect, graphic artist, architectural theorist and teacher. Aleksandr Benua Aleksandr Benua Art Renowned artist, publisher and writer, Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benua is one of the brightest representatives of Russian Art Nouveau. Karl Bryullov Karl Bryullov Art Karl Bryullov was the first Russian painter of international standing. He is often regarded as the founder of Russian Romanticism. Marc Chagall Marc Chagall Art Russian-French artist, master of modernism and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. Max Chernitsov Max Chernitsov Art Maksim Chernitsov is one of the most successful Russian fashion designers, the creative director of the Max Chernitsov brand. Aleksandr Deyneka Aleksandr Deyneka Art Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deyneka was a Soviet artist and sculptor and the founder of Social Realism. His monumental works shaped the face of Moscow in the 1930s-1950s. Sergey Diagilev Sergey Diagilev Art Sergey Diagilev is considered to be the first Russian to bring Russian art abroad. His Ballets Russes attained an unprecedented level of fame from 1909 until 1929. Nikolay Ghe Nikolay Ghe Art Nikolay Ghe was an Itinerant artist, who dreamed of creating a common artistic image of his homeland in his painting. Ilya Glazunov Ilya Glazunov Art Ilya Glazunov is a Soviet and Russian artist known for his historical and religious paintings. His art is controversial, but still catches the attention of critics and admirers. Vassily Kandinsky Vassily Kandinsky Art A painter and an art theorist, Vassily Kandinsky was one of the founding fathers of abstract art.