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Governance, politics and social life

Olga, Ruler Of Russia from 954 to 969
Elena Glinskaya. Grand Princess consort of Moscow. Regent of Moscow (1533-38).
Sofia Alexeevna, Ruler Of Russia from 1682 to 1689
Catherine I, empress of Russia from 1725 to 1727
Anna Ioannovna (Anna I), Russian Tsarina from 1730 to 1740
Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia from November 1740 to November 1741
Elizabeth Petrovna, empress of Russia from 1741 to 1762
Catherine the Great, empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796
Alena Arzamasskaia Russian Jeanne d'Arc
Alexandra Kollontai, first female adbassador.
Irina Khakamada, most popular woman in Russian politics
Valentina Matviyenko, governor of Saint Petersburg
Natalia Narochnitskaya, a politician, historian and diplomat
Mother Maria Skobtsova - a saint of our day

Adrenaline girl, picture #76 Music of inspiration, picture #95 Charming family portrait, picture #100 Childhood gymnastics, picture #84 Lady hunter, picture #86 Fairy Tales classics, picture #109


Alla Bayanova, The queen of Russian chanson
Nadezhda Obukhova, one of the best opera voices in history of Russia and the world
Galina Vishnevskaya , Russia greatest soprano
Pelageya Khanova, one of the best voices of modern Russia
Zemfira, the hurricane of Russian rock
Lyudmila Zykina, A golden voice of Russia
Alla Pugacheva Russian national legend. A Woman Who Sings
Maiya Crystalinskaya The angel with sad eyes
Aleksandra Pakhmutova, a Russian-Soviet composer that made the epoch

Movie stars

Vera Kholodnaya, the first star of Russian silent cinema
Faina Ranevskaya, a legend of the Soviet cinema
Lyubov Orlova , the first star of the Soviet cinema
Lyudmila Gurchenko, a Soviet - Russian movie star
Tatiana Doronina, a famous Soviet-Russian actress
Tatiana Samoilova, a famous Soviet-Russian actress
Nonna Mordyukova, a Soviet movie star
Inna Churikova, a Soviet Russian film and theatre actress
Anna Samokhina, a famous Soviet-Russian actress
Chulpan Khamatova, a Russian film, theatre and TV actress
Renata Litvinova, famous Russian actress, sript-writer and film director

Teen students girlfriends, picture #74 Ballerina relax, picture #66 Space explorer, picture #97 Indian safari, picture #73 Kiev restaurant, picture #103 Cuba sandy beach resort, picture #102


Anna Pavlova, great Russian dancer
Galina Ulanova, great Russian dancer
Ekaterina Maximova, great Russian dancer
Maya Plisetskaya, great Russian dancer
Nina Ananiashvili, great Russian dancer


Zinaida Serebriakova, a famous Russian artist
Elisaveta Bem (Elisabeth Bohm), a Russian artist, famous post-card author
Vera Mukhina, a Russian/Soviet sculptor and decorative artist
Aleksandra Ekster, "the amazon of Avant Garde".


Komodo Island, picture #415 Iceland, picture #393 Kazan Kremlin, picture #375 India, picture #504 France, picture #394 Hawaii, picture #397

Anna Akhmatova, Poet and Prophet
Marina Tsvetaeva, One of the most original of the Russian 20th-century poets
Bella Akhmadulina, a famous Russian poet, translator, esseist
Larisa Rubalskaya, Poet, lyricist and translator
Nadezhda Teffi, a Russian humorist writer.
Lyudmila Ulitskaya, modern Russian novelist and short-story writer
Maria Arbatova, modern Russian feminist writer
Helena Roerich, Russian spiritual pioneer
Princess Yekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova-Dashkova, writer, autobiographer, journalist, and public figure
Princess Zinaida Aleksandrovna Volkonskaya. A writer, poet, singer, composer, salonist and a patroness of the arts of the 19th century


Valentina Tereshkova, first woman Cosmonaut
Svetlana Savitskaya - Second woman in space
Elena Kondakova, Russian Cosmonaut

Sports and Circus

Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast
Ekaterina Gordeeva, "Inspiration on Ice"
Tatiana Tarasova, famous Russian figure skating coach
Anna Kournikova , a professional tennis player and model
Irina Rodnina, Ice Skating Legend
Elena Isinbaeva, a world sportswoman of 2009
Lidiya Skoblikova, the most successful Olympic speed skater
Maria Sharapova, a Russian tennis princess
Larissa Latynina, a record-breaking gymnast
Elena Dementieva, one of the most respected and admired players in women's tennis
Irina Bugrimova, the circus legend
Natalya Durova, Russian/Soviet circus star and animal trainer


Famous Russian female scientists
Sofia Kovalevskaya, great Russian mathematician
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Filthy habit, picture #104 Space explorer, picture #97 Fur coat and ushanka, picture #106 Music fans, picture #81 White water sport, picture #107 Camel trophy, picture #67