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Stenka Razin - A Cossack from the Trans-Caucasus, he rose to fame with his charisma and strength. Thousands of the disenfranchised flocked to his banner. He controlled vast stretches of the Don region and interfered with the trade of the empire. Eventually the Tsar’s armies brought him down and he was publically executed in Moscow.

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Her personal charms were eclipsed by poor judgments and personal grievances. Marie de Medici (1573-1642) became the second wife of King Henry IV, in 1600. After his assassination, she was regent for her son Louis XIII. She reversed the policies set by her husband and nearly bankrupted France with her extravagance. Her son Louis XIII eventually forced her into exile, where she lived with the artist Peter Paul Rubens. She died in poverty. Her son later repented his treatment of his mother.

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Anastasia Romanovna aka. Zakharyina-Yurieva - Anastasia was Ivan IV’s one true love, the only woman he cherished and respected. She could calm him and modify his dreadful passions. He called her “my little heifer”. Her early death was a turning point in his frightful career. With her gone, all restraints on his murderous behavior were off. It was through her family that the Romanov family finally came to the throne to rule for over 300 years.

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Мы все восхищаемся мезенской росписью, однако, что символизируют грациозные кони, царственные олени и другие персонажи мезенских сюжетов остается для нас загадкой. Пришло время снять покрывало Изиды.

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Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna - The first female ruler in fact if not in name. Sophia was the oldest surviving child of her father, Alexei I’s, two wives. She made herself autocrat by means of a coup d’état and ruled through her brother and half brother, both minors. By and large she was an effective and able governor of the affairs of state. Her policies were beneficial and wise. Her attempt to do away with her half brother Peter was her undoing. She ended her long life banished to a nunnery.

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Vladimir Lenin - Imbued with the theories of Marx and the burning determination to replace the autocracy with his Bolshevik ideal, Lenin ruthlessly drove forward with his goals. He was undeterred by the lack of popular support and merciless in his dealings with any opposition. Early Bolshevik failures in agriculture were met with the harshest measures. Lenin’s regime was just getting underway when his health failed and he died, leaving his legacy to a worse fate.

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Мы все восхищаемся мезенской росписью, однако, что символизируют грациозные кони, царственные олени и другие персонажи мезенских сюжетов остается для нас загадкой. Пришло время снять покрывало Изиды.

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Куклы Джорджа Стюарта: исторические персонажи Англии (женские образы)

Marie Antoinette (at guillotine).Marie Antoinette (at guillotine)The Revolutionary Tribunal didn’t want the ex-queen to attract any sympathy as a widow dressed in black. She was made to wear her only other garments, the flimsy house dress she wore in her cell

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