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The Captivating Star Of Happiness
The Captivating Star of Happiness
The Captivating Star of Happiness
(Russian: Звезда пленительного счастья, translit. Zvezda plenitelnogo schastya, lit. 'The Star of Fascinating Happiness') is a 1975 Soviet historical drama.[1] The title is an allusion to a line from a poem by Alexander Pushkin.[2] It is a costume drama dedicated "to the women of Russia". The story is set in the aftermath of the Decembrist revolt
Decembrist revolt
against Tsar Nicholas I in 1825. The revolt is repressed, and the military officers involved confess one by one
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Pyotr Kakhovsky
Pyotr Grigoryevich Kakhovsky (Russian: Пётр Григо́рьевич Кахо́вский, 1799 – 25 July [O.S. 13 July] 1826) was a Russian officer and active participant of Decembrist revolt, known for the murder of General Mikhail Miloradovich
Mikhail Miloradovich
and Colonel Ludwig Niklaus von Stürler.Contents1 Biography 2 Legacy 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Pyotr Kakhovsky
Pyotr Kakhovsky
was born in 1799 in Smolensk Governorate
Smolensk Governorate
to a retired collegiate assessor from an impoverished Polish noble family, Gregori Alekseyevich Kakhovsky (1758–n/a), and his wife from the Smolensk branch of the noble family Olenin, Nimfodora Mikhailovna Kakhovskaya (née Olenina)
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Wikisource
Wikisource
Wikisource
is an online digital library of free content textual sources on a wiki, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikisource
Wikisource
is the name of the project as a whole and the name for each instance of that project (each instance usually representing a different language); multiple Wikisources make up the overall project of Wikisource. The project's aims are to host all forms of free text, in many languages, and translations. Originally conceived as an archive to store useful or important historical texts (its first text was the Déclaration universelle des Droits de l'Homme), it has expanded to become a general-content library. The project officially began in November 24, 2003 under the name Project Sourceberg, a play on the famous Project Gutenberg. The name Wikisource
Wikisource
was adopted later that year and it received its own domain name seven months later
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Nikolay Raevsky
Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky (Николай Николаевич Раевский; September 25 [O.S. 14] 1771 — September 28 [O.S
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Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov
Aleksandr Shalvovich Porokhovshchikov (Russian: Александр Шалвович Пороховщиков, 31 January 1939, Moscow
Moscow
– 15 April 2012, Moscow) was a Russian film and theatre actor and film director, People's Artist of Russia
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Pavel Pestel
Colonel
Colonel
Pavel Ivanovich Pestel (Russian: Павел Иванович Пестель; July 5 [O.S. June 24] 1793 in Moscow
Moscow
– July 25 [O.S. July 13] 1826 in Saint Petersburg) was a Russian revolutionary and ideologue of the Decembrists.Contents1 Early life 2 Decembrist 3 Descendants 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Pestel came from a Lutheran
Lutheran
family of Saxon descent that had settled in Russia
Russia
during the reign of Peter the Great.[1] His great-grandfather, grandfather, father and uncle had all successively served as director of Moscow's postal mail service, forming a dynasty of sorts
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Argumenty I Fakty
Argumenty i Fakty
Argumenty i Fakty
(Russian: Аргументы и факты, commonly abbreviated "АиФ" and translated as Arguments and Facts)[1] is a weekly newspaper based in Moscow and a publishing house in Russia and worldwide. As of 2008, it was owned by Promsvyazbank
Promsvyazbank
and the newspaper is edited by Nikolay Zyatkov.[2] On 7 March 2014 it was bought by the Government of Moscow.[3] History and profile[edit] It was founded in 1978 by the All Union organisation "Knowledge" («3нание») and was published throughout the whole Soviet Union. In 1980 AiF was transformed into a weekly but was available only by subscription. In late 1980s, it was one of the leading publications in the Glasnost
Glasnost
period. AiF was listed in the Guinness Book of Records with the largest circulation of any weekly publication.[4] In 1990 it had a print run of 33.5 million
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Mark Zakharov
Zakharov (Russian: Захаров), or Zakharova (feminine; Захарова) is a Russian surname. Notable people with the surname include:PeopleAlexey Zakharov, several people Alexander V
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Sergey Muravyov-Apostol
Sergey Ivanovich Muravyov-Apostol (Russian: Серге́й Ива́нович Муравьёв-Апо́стол) (9 October [O.S. 28 September] 1796 – 25 July [O.S. 13 July] 1826) was a Russian Imperial Lieutenant Colonel and one of the organizers of the Decembrist revolt. He was one of five "Decembrists" executed for their roles in attempting to overthrow the monarchy.Contents1 Early life and military career 2 Decembrist Uprising 3 See also 4 External linksEarly life and military career[edit] Sergei was born in Saint Petersburg, the fourth son of Russian diplomat Ivan Muravyov-Apostol. His mother, Anna, was the daughter of a Serbian general, Simon Crnojević
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Kondraty Ryleyev
Kondraty
Kondraty
[kɔnˈdratɨ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina
Gmina
Goraj, within
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Mariya Volkonskaya
Princess Maria Nikolaevna Volkonskaya (née Raevskaya; Russian: Мария Николаевна Волконская (Раевская); December 25, 1805 – August 10, 1863) was the youngest daughter of the Russian general Nikolay Raevsky
Nikolay Raevsky
and Sophia Konstantinova, granddaughter of Mikhail Lomonosov. In 1825 Maria married the future Decembrist
Decembrist
Major General Prince Sergey Grigorievich Volkonsky. When Volkonsky was arrested and exiled to Siberia, she followed him into exile on the condition that her children born after her departure to Siberia
Siberia
would be forever struck from the noble estate and become bonded laborers (Russian: заводские крестьяне); the threat, however, was not put into practice. Life[edit] Volkonskaya had a sister Sophia. At the age of eighteen Mariya married Prince Sergey Volkonsky, who was older
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Russia-K
Russia-K
Russia-K
(Russian: Россия Культура, translit. Rossiya Kul'tura) is a Russian television network, broadcasting culture and arts-oriented shows. It belongs to the state-controlled VGTRK group. Broadcasts started on 1 November 1997. It was initially called RTR-2, then renamed Kultura (Culture) on 1 January 1998][2] and finally on 1 January 2010 it was rebranded as Russia-K. 2 Octоber 2001 to 3 September 2017 on the channel there was a bloc of European news Euronews The channel produces and rebroadcasts a large number of its own programs in the various fields of culture and science
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Innokenty Smoktunovsky
Innokenty Mikhaylovich Smoktunovsky (Russian: Иннокентий Михайлович Смоктуновский; born Smoktunovich, 28 March 1925 – 3 August 1994) was a Soviet actor acclaimed as the "king of Soviet actors". He was named People's Artist of the USSR
People's Artist of the USSR
in 1974 and the Hero of Socialist Labour
Hero of Socialist Labour
in 1990.Contents1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit]Smoktunovsky (left) with brother Vladimir and aunt in 1930Smoktunovsky was born in a Siberian village in a peasant family of Belarusian ethnicity.[1] It was once rumored that he came from a Polish family, even nobility,[2] but the actor himself disapproved those theories by stating his family was Belarusian and not of nobility.[1] He served in the Red Army
Red Army
during World War II
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Winter Palace
The Winter Palace
Winter Palace
(Russian: Зимний дворец, IPA: [ˈzʲimnʲɪj dvɐˈrʲɛts], Zimnij dvorets) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian monarchs. Today, the restored palace forms part of a complex of buildings housing the Hermitage Museum. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great's original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace
Winter Palace
was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837, when it was severely damaged by fire and immediately rebuilt.[1] The storming of the palace in 1917 as depicted in Soviet paintings and Eisenstein's 1927 film October
October
became an iconic symbol of the Russian Revolution. The palace was constructed on a monumental scale that was intended to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia
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Mikhail Miloradovich
Count
Count
Mikhail Andreyevich Miloradovich (Russian: Михаи́л Андре́евич Милора́дович), spelled Miloradovitch in contemporary English sources (October 12 [O.S. October 1] 1771 – December 27 [O.S. December 15] 1825[1]) was a Russian general prominent during the Napoleonic Wars. He entered military service on the eve of the Russo-Swedish War of 1788–1790 and his career advanced rapidly during the reign of Paul I. He served under Alexander Suvorov
Alexander Suvorov
during Italian and Swiss campaigns of 1799. Miloradovich served in wars against France and Turkey, earning distinction in the Battle of Amstetten, the capture of Bucharest, the Battle of Borodino, the Battle of Tarutino
Battle of Tarutino
and the Battle of Vyazma. He led the reserves into the Battle of Kulm, the Battle of Leipzig
Battle of Leipzig
and the Battle of Paris (1814)
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Peterhof Palace
The Peterhof Palace
Peterhof Palace
(Russian: Петерго́ф, IPA: [pʲɪtʲɪrˈɡof],[1] Dutch for Peter's Court)[2] is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles". The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Contents1 Layout1.1 The Grand Cascade and Samson
Samson
Fountain 1.2 The Lower Gardens 1.3 The Grand Palace 1.4 Other features2 History2.1 1705–1755 2.2 1941–Modern Day3 See also 4 Gallery 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksLayout[edit] The dominant natural feature of Peterhof is a sixteen-metre-high bluff lying less than a hundred metres from the shore
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