Famous People of Russian Descent

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November 5

This Day in History: (November 5th) 1863: EVENT: The Great Russian Ball at the Academy of Music, New York City. One of the greatest spectacles of the 1863 New York social season was the Russian Ball held in honor of the officers of the Russian fleet. So detailed were the newspaper reports (which included descriptions […]

November 4

This Day in History: (November 4th) 1890: OPERA: Prince Igor (Князь Игорь), Alexander Borodin Prince Igor is an opera in four acts with a prologue, written and composed by Alexander Borodin. The composer adapted the libretto from the early Russian epic The Lay of Igor’s Host, which recounts the campaign of the 12th-century prince Igor […]

November 3

This Day in History: (November 3rd) 1946: EVENT: Russian American WW2 Monument, Dedicated, Jackson Township, New Jersey There are several monuments located in this triangular park called “Pushkin Park,” which is located across St. Vladimir’s Russian Orthodox Church and Rova Farm, Intersection of Route 571 & Perrineville Road, Cassville section of Jackson Township, New Jersey […]

November 2

This Day in History: (November 2nd) 1969: BOOK: Only One Year, A Memoir (Svetlana Alliluyeva)   The story of Only One Year begins on December 19, 1966, as Svetlana Alliluyeva leaves Russia for India, on a one-month visa, in the custody of an employee of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It ends on December […]

November 1

This Day in History: (November 1st) 2013: BOOK: Trust But Verify: Reagan, Russia and Me; A Personal Memoir by Suzanne Massie (Author)  For the first time, Suzanne Massie, the “woman who ended the Cold War, shares the inside story of her interactions with Ronald Reagan that led to the transformation of America’s relationship with its […]

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