The exhibition gives the viewer a glimpse into the cockpits of historic aircraft and helicopters of the Central Air Force Museum. Tanya Akhmetgalieva's solo show is a review of works created by the artist over the past few years. An exhibition of works by the Monegasque photographer Olivier Jude, which offers a glimpse into the unique underwater world of the ocean. Graduation show of the Rodchenko Moscow school of Photography and Multimedia.
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Pin on Catherine the Great
In , year-old Sophie was invited to Russia by Czarina Elizabeth, a daughter of Peter the Great who had assumed the Russian throne in a coup just three years earlier. The unmarried and childless Elizabeth had chosen her nephew Peter as heir and was now in search of his bride. Sophie, well trained by her ambitious mother and eager to please, made an immediate impact on Elizabeth, if not her intended husband. The marriage took place on August 21, , with the bride a new convert to Orthodox Christianity now bearing the name Ekaterina, or Catherine. Catherine and her new husband had a rocky marriage from the start. Though the young Prussian princess had been imported to produce an heir, eight years passed without a child.
She sells beer, soft drinks and cold cuts of meat laid out on the counter on plastic trays. Madina looks calm, but her hands tremble as she pours me tea. Russian jihadists have been joining the armed conflict in Syria since its early stages, but recruitment spiked in , after the emergence of Islamic State, a banned terror group in Russia. By the spring of the Interior Ministry estimated the number of Russian citizens fighting for IS at 3, The day after Aisha gave birth, she was sent home: the hospital area had been heavily bombarded.
Catherine II [a] born Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst ; 2 May in Stettin — 17 November in Saint Petersburg [b] , most commonly known as Catherine the Great , [c] was empress regnant of All Russia from until — the country's longest-ruling female leader. Under her reign, Russia grew larger, its culture was revitalised, and it was recognised as one of the great powers of Europe. In her accession to power and her rule of the empire, Catherine often relied on her noble favourites, most notably Count Grigory Orlov and Grigory Potemkin. Assisted by highly successful generals such as Alexander Suvorov and Pyotr Rumyantsev , and admirals such as Samuel Greig and Fyodor Ushakov , she governed at a time when the Russian Empire was expanding rapidly by conquest and diplomacy.