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Irving Berlin of “God Bless America” was born in Russia – Life in Russia

Little Irving Berlin was born on May 11, 1888, one of eight children of Moses and Lena Lipkin Beilin. According to his daughter, Mary Ellin Barrett, claimed that his birth … Continue reading

01/21/2016 · 2 Comments

December 15th: The Nutcracker scenery by Konstantin Ivanov | A Scholarly Skater

Above and below are scenic sketches for the first-ever production of the now-classic ballet The Nutcracker, which was originally staged in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. … Continue reading

12/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Russian Movie – The Island – Oстров

Originally posted on Life in Russia:
The Island (in Russian: Остров) is a wonderful Russian biographical film about a fascinating fictional 20th century Eastern Orthodox monk. It proved to be…

02/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Harry Houdini on Russia

Originally posted on Life in Russia:
Harry Houdini on Russia I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing…

11/19/2014 · Leave a comment