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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Princess Olga Orlova by Valentin Serov

Late Tsarist Russia evokes images of great social inequality in respect of health, wealth, and happiness. In addition, it evokes images of extreme...

James W Singer 17 January 2021

The Government Venus: Top Five Portraits of Elisabeth of Russia

Elisabeth of Russia (1709-1761) was the most beautiful empress from the Romanov dynasty. Contemporaries called her "the sparkle of Peter the Great"...

Kateryna Martynova 12 August 2020

Architecture

10 Most Beautiful Russian Art Nouveau Buildings

“Beauty is our religion” said Mikhail Vrubel, one of Russia's most famous Art Nouveau artists. The style of the fin de siècle acts as beauty's...

Elizaveta Ermakova 19 July 2020