Peter the Great transformed Russia from an isolated kingdom into a transcontinental superpower. He also built the city of St. Petersburg which became the capital of Russia in 1711. He changed Russia's society, by making it modern like the European countries of the time.
Aleksandr Pushkin was a Russian poet, novelist, dramatist and writer of short stories. Many think he was the greatest Russian poet. He started the great tradition of Russian literature. Pushkin wrote in a way that no other Russian had done: he used the Russian language as it was spoken instead of writing in a style based on old church books. His influence on other Russian writers was enormous and several Russian composers set his stories and poems to music.
Vladimir Lenin played an active role in the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party during 1903, and led the de-facto Bolshevik's. With the out break of First World War in 1914, he initiated a lot of reform measures and played an important role in generating political support for his party.
Yuri Gagarin. As a student he was a very intelligent boy and had special inclination towards mathematics and science. After the completion of his studies, he joined the Soviet Space Program and made the first travel to space in 1961. After his return, he was assigned the post of deputy training director of Star City.
Joseph Stalin. It was the economic reform measures initiated Stalin that brought a rapid phase of industrialization. Due to his innovative wartime craftsmanship, he was recognized as a great wartime leader who led victory against the Nazis. His varied literary works also made him one of the most popular national heroes of Russia.
This statue is made in the honor of the founder of the Hungarian nation, our first king, Saint Stephen. Besides many wonderful act, he has set the ground for a nation to grow and we celebrate his acts on every 20th August.
Semmelweis Ignac was a physician, who is now known as the “savior of mothers”. He has raised attention regarding the importance of antiseptic procedures. He has discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever could be drastically lower by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics.
Puskas Ferenc was a Hungarian footballer (the Hungarian football has died with him). He is widely regarded as one of the greatest player of all time. He became Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup where he was named the tournament's best player.
Sandor Petofi is considered to be Hungary’s national poet and he was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He is the author of the Nemzeti Dal (“National Song”), which is said to inspire the revolution which grew into a war of independence from the Austrian Empire.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi was a physiologist who won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is credited with discovering vitamin C.