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Матриархат: самые влиятельные женщины-правители в истории

Матриархат: самые влиятельные женщины-правители в истории

Moscow Art Theatre, 1902: Tolstoy, The Power of Darkness

Moscow Art Theatre, Tolstoy, The Power of Darkness

Ivan III - The character of the government of Moscow under Ivan III changed essentially, taking on a new autocratic form. This was due not merely to the natural consequence of the hegemony of Moscow over the other Russian lands, but to new imperial pretensions. After the fall of Constantinople, orthodox canonists were inclined to regard the Grand Princes of Moscow as the successors of the Byzantine emperors.

Ivan the Great In the late Ivan III began a massive building project in what is now Red Square, clearing the existing Moscow slums and reconstructing the Kremlin and its walls.

Убийство Ярополка

Yaropolk I of Kiev, eldest son of Syatoslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev from After the death of his brother Oleg, their younger brother Vladimir fled to Scandinavia, leaving Yaropolk as sole ruler of Kiev and Rus.

Sketch of costumes by Nicholas Roerich, 1920, for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Snow Maiden"

Sketch of costumes by Nicholas Roerich, for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Snow Maiden"

svengali = a person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another (Trilby hypnotized by Svengali)

Svengali placing Trilby in a trance that will enable her to sing beautifully

Tvorozhnikov - Ivan VI of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Death of Ivan IV ” Few stories in history are as sad and tragic as the one of Tsar Ivan VI. Chosen as an heir to his great-aunt Empress Anna, the boy became the Russian sovereign being a mere little.

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