Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov

Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov

Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov I would like to present you one of the most famous person that was born in Riga. Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov was a dance virtuoso and even known by non-balletomanes. He is a living legend and some people call him the greatest male dancer of the 20th century. Baryshnikov was born on January… Continue reading

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Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov Today, the 10th November, is the birthday of the world famous Russian inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov. He created the probably most popular gun in history, the AK-47. It is an automatic rifle first time produced in 1947 and still being made today. Mikhail Kalashnikov was born in 1919 in Kurya in the Altai Krai.… Continue reading

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Alexander Nevsky

Everyone knows the name Nevsky: from Nevsky Prospect in St Petersburg to the various cathedrals named after Alexander Nevsky across the country. Born on the 30th of May in 1220, Alexander Nevsky was the Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev and Grand Prince of Vladimir. He rose to legendary status thanks to his military… Continue reading

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