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Alphery, Mickepher [Mikifor Olferyevich Grigoryev] (d. 1668), Church of England clergyman, was asserted by John Walker to have been descended from the Russian imperial line and sent to England by John Bedell, a Russian merchant, to be educated at Oxford, when his and his brothers' lives were in danger from a powerful faction in ...

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Boris Vasilyevich Anrep, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969) by Pierre Roy, 1949 [Boris Anrep in his Studio, 65 boulevard Arago] © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London, 2010; photograph Tate, London, 2004

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Anrep, Boris Vasilyevich, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969), mosaicist, came of a noble Russian family. He was born on 28 September 1883 in St Petersburg, the son of Vasily Konstantinovich von Anrep (1852–1927), a doctor who became the minister of education for ...

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Svetlana Beriosova (1932–1998) by Baron, 1954 [ and Michael Somes (1917-1994), in Rinaldo and Armida] Corbis

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Beriosova, Svetlana (1932–1998), ballet dancer, was born on 24 September 1932 at Kaunas, Lithuania, the daughter of Nicholas Beriozoff (1906–1996), dancer and ballet master, then a member of the Lithuanian State Ballet, and his first wife, Maria (d. 1941). Her grandparents had migrated to ...

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Besicovitch, Abram Samoilovitch (1891–1970), mathematician, was born at Berdyansk, on the Sea of Azov, on 24 January 1891, the fourth child of the family of four sons and two daughters of Samoil Abramovitch Besicovitch and his wife, Eva Ilinichna Sauskan. The family was descended from Karaite Jews, a breakaway sect who accepted the written but not the oral Jewish tradition. ...

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Bloom, André Borisovich [Anthony of Sourozh] (1914–2003), archbishop of Sourozh, head of the Russian Orthodox church in Great Britain and Ireland, and exarch in Europe, was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 19 June 1914, the only child of Boris Edwardovich Bloom (1884–1937), a career diplomat of the Russian ...

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See Collins, Cecil James Henry

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Sir Naum Gabo (1890?–1977) by Nina and Graham Williams [at Carbis Bay studio] © Nina Williams; Tate Gallery Archive

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Gabo, Sir Naum [formerly Neyemiya Borisovich Pevzner] (1890?–1977), sculptor, was born on 5 August, probably in 1890 and also probably in Klimovichi, Mogilev, in provincial south-west Russia (now in Belorussia), the seventh of the eight children of Boris Grigoryevich Pevzner...

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Herzen, Alexander [Aleksandr Ivanovich Gertsen] (1812–1870), radical publicist, was born at what is now 25 Tverskoy bulvar, Moscow, on 25 March 1812 os (6 April 1812 ns), the illegitimate son of the rich nobleman Ivan Alekseyevich Yakovlev (1767–1846) and his young German consort, ...

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Dame Elizabeth Mary Hill (1900–1996) by unknown photographer, c. 1980 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Hill, Dame Elizabeth Mary (1900–1996), Russian and Slavonic scholar, was born on 24 October 1900 in St Petersburg, Russia, the fifth of the six children (and second of the three daughters) of Frederick William Hill (1860–1924), merchant, and his wife, Louisa Maria Wilhelmina Sophia, ...

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Ionides, Constantine Alexander (1833–1900), art patron and collector, was born on 14 May 1833 in Smedley Lane, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, the eldest of the five children of Alexander Constantine Ionides (1810–1890), formerly Alexander Constantine Ipliktzis, and his wife, Euterpe (1816–1892), daughter of Lucas Sgouta...

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Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (1885–1978) by Emil Otto Hoppé, c. 1911 [in the title role of The Firebird by Michel Fokine] Getty Images – Emil Otto Hoppé

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Karsavina, Tamara Platonovna (1885–1978), ballet dancer, was born in St Petersburg on 9 March (25 February os) 1885, the daughter of Platon Karsavin. She grew up with her brother, Lev, in an artistic family (her father was a danseur, mime, and ballet teacher with the ...

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Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921) by Nadar, after 1871 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kropotkin, Peter [Pyotr Alekseievich] (1842–1921), anarchist and scientist, was born on 27 November 1842 os at 26 Shtatny pereulok in Moscow, the son of Prince Aleksey Petrovich Kropotkin (1805–1871), an army officer who came from an old aristocratic family, and Yekaterina Nikolayevna Sulima...

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Liakhoff, Nicolai [Nikolay Liakhov] (1897–1962), pioneer of guide dog training, was born on 17 April 1897 in Odessa, Russia, one of the two sons of General Dmitry Liakhov, an army officer. He joined a Cossack regiment of the Russian imperial army, and was a member of the household guard of ...

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Lodvill, Philip (d. 1767), religious writer, was born in Oxfordshire into an established family. He was the author of the first authoritative account in English of the doctrines and practices of the Orthodox church, which was published as The Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church...