Monument to Dmitry Donskoy


Dmitry Donskoy Monument gif

The monument to the Grand Prince of Moscow and Vladimir cities Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry of the Don) of the Rurik Dynasty (2014). On September 8, 1380, at the Kulikovo field, near the Don river, he defeated Mamai’s army. Dmitry Donskoy is venerated as a Saint in the Russian Orthodox Church.

Photos by Sergey Armeyskov.

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Letter by Fyodor #Dostoyevsky to Alexander III of Russia


Sergey Zaryanko - The Portrait of Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich in a court suit, 1867.
Sergey Zaryanko – The Portrait of Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich in a court suit, 1867.
A letter by Fyodor Dostoyevsky to Grand Duke Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich (future Emperor of Russia Alexander III). Continue reading “Letter by Fyodor #Dostoyevsky to Alexander III of Russia”

The Brand You Can Trust: Bad Mother Russia™ (est. 1561 A.D.)


The Brand You can Trust: Bad Mother Russia (est. MDLXI A.D.)
The Brand You can Trust: Bad Mother Russia (est. 1561).

Time flies but propaganda stays the same.

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Portrait Medallions of Peter I & Catherine II


Peter I & Catherine II
Peter I & Catherine II

Portrait medallions of Peter the GreatCatherine the Great, 1775-1790s.

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House of Armeyskov: Grains of the History of My Family


Mikhail Vasilyevich Armeyskov
Mikhail Vasilyevich Armeyskov

My great grandfather (father’s side) Mikhail Vasilyevich Armeyskov was born circa 1890 in Novocherkassk. He learned at least 5 languages (English, French, Swedish, Danish & Norwegian) and graduated from the Sorbonne. Mikhail Vasilyevich identified himself as a Cossack. Continue reading “House of Armeyskov: Grains of the History of My Family”