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Romanian royal family

The Kingdom of Romania was a constitutional monarchy in Central-Eastern Europe, ruled by a royal family that was a branch of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty. The kingdom existed from 1881, when Carol I of Romania was proclaimed king, until 1 ...

Gelou

Gelou was the Vlach ruler of Transylvania at the time of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin around 900 AD, according to the Gesta Hungarorum. Although the Gesta Hungarorum, which was written after 1150, does not indicate the enemies o ...

Charnabon

Charnabon was a king of the Getae, mentioned in Sophocles tragedy Triptolemos as ruling the Getae, without a precise geographical location of his kingdom. Although the play survived only in brief fragments, the myth of Charnabon and Triptolemus i ...

Doamna Velica

Doamna Velica was a Romanian noble. She was the influential royal mistress and favorite of Michael the Brave in 1595–1601. She was the daughter of Ioan Norocea and Stana, and married to the Italian noble Fabio Genga, a favorite of Sigismund Batho ...

Constantin Langa-Rașcanu

Constantin Langa-Rascanu was a Romanian diplomat. He was the head of the Romanian delegation at the Vienna meeting with the delegation of the Soviet Union headed by N. N. Krestinsky. The meeting had been convened after a preliminary discussion be ...

Antonie Voda din Popești

Antonie din Popesti was ruler of Wallachia from March 1669 to 1672. Antonie din Popesti, a member of a boyar family, came to power with the assistance of the Cantacuzino family, who had supported Radu Leon, the previous ruler, until he turned aga ...

Zeno Proca

Zeno Proca was a Romanian chess player, two-times Romanian Chess Championship medalist, unofficial Chess Olympiad team bronze medal winner.

Rubobostes

Rubobostes was a Dacian king in Transylvania, during the 2nd century BC. He was mentioned in Gnaeus Pompeius Troguss Prolegomena. Trogus wrote that during his rule, the Dacians power increased, as they defeated the Celts who previously held the p ...

Black Widow (Yelena Belova)

Black Widow is a fictional character, a spy in the Marvel Comics Universe and second modern-era character to use the name Black Widow. She first appears in Inhumans #5 and was created by Devin Grayson and J.G. Jones. She was trained as a spy and ...

Dmitri Bukharin

Dmitri Bukharin is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Carmine Infantino, the character made his first appearance in Iron Man #109. The fifth character to us ...

Colossus (comics)

Colossus is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum, he first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1. A Russian mutant, he is a member of the X-Men. Colossus ...

Creote

Aleksandr Creote - spoke almost exclusively only his surname is a fictional character from DC comics. He was created by writer Gail Simone and artist ed Benes. Character-the constant partner of savant, and mostly appears in the birds comic prey.

Krazy Ivan

Krazy Ivan is a mecha first-person shooter released for PC, Sega Saturn and PlayStation in 1996 by Psygnosis. The player takes the role of Ivan Popovich, a Russian soldier controlling a giant mechanical suit, defending the Earth from robotic alie ...

Princess Ligovskaya

Princess Ligovskaya is an unfinished novel by Mikhail Lermontov started in 1836 and first published in No.1, January 1882 issue of Russky Vestnik.

Magik (Illyana Rasputina)

Magik is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most often in relation to the X-Men. She first appeared in the comic book Giant-Size X-Men #1. Magik is the younger sister of the Russian X-Men member ...

Nadia van Dyne

Nadia van Dyne is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Mark Waid and Alan Davis, the character first appeared in Free Comic Book Day 2016 Civil War II.

Patof

Patof is a character in the highly successful Canadian childrens television series Patofville. He was portrayed by actor-comedian Jacques Desrosiers.

Mikhail Rasputin

Mikhail Nikolaievitch Rasputin is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is the older brother of Colossus of the X-Men and Magik of the New Mutants. He first appeared in Uncanny X-Men ...

Red Barbarian

The Red Barbarian is a fictional Marvel Comics villain and the alter ego of Colonel Andre Rostov. First appearing in Tales of Suspense #42, the Red Barbarian was created by Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein and Don Heck.

Rocket Red Brigade

The Rocket Red Brigade is a DC Comics superhero team. They first appeared in Green Lantern Corps #208, and were created by Steve Englehart and Joe Staton.

Tatiana Romanova

Tatiana Romanova is a fictional character in the 1957 James Bond novel From Russia, with Love, its 1963 film adaptation and the 2005 video game based on both. She is played by Daniela Bianchi in the movie, with her voice dubbed in by Barbara Jefford.

Natalya Simonova

Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova is a fictional character and the main Bond girl in the James Bond film GoldenEye, played by actress Izabella Scorupco.

Soviet Super-Soldiers

The Soviet Super-Soldiers are a fictional team of super heroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The team first appeared in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #258.

Storm-Bogatyr, Ivan the Cows Son

Storm-Bogatyr, Ivan the Cows Son is a Russian fairy tale #136 collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki, categorized as Aarne-Thompson type 300 A and 519. Blast Bogatyr Ivan the Cows Son or Ivan the Cows Son are alternative Engl ...

Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf

Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Russian Fairy Tales. It is Aarne-Thompson type 550, the quest for the golden bird/firebird. Others of this type include "The Golden Bird", ...

Vogue (comics)

Nikola Voganova was forced to leave a pampered life in Russia at the age of 13 when she witnessed her father being killed by Alexander Stroika of the KGB. She was already at that time a world-class gymnast. At age 18, she was accepted into the Bl ...

Valentina Vostok

Valentina Vostok is a fictional character by DC Comics. She first appeared in Showcase #94, and was created by Paul Kupperberg and Joe Staton. Valentina Vostok made her live appearance on the first season of Legends of Tomorrow, played by Stephan ...

Mikhaila Rutherford

Rutherford was born in a small Russian village around 30 kilometers from Chernoby, which was the site of a nuclear disaster in 1986. As a result of the disaster, Rutherford was born premature and missing limbs. Due to her disability, her parents ...

Onfim

Onfim was a boy who lived in Novgorod in the 13th century. He left his notes and homework exercises scratched in soft birch bark which was preserved in the clay soil of Novgorod. Onfim, who was six or seven at the time, wrote in Old Novgorodian; ...

Rantala incident

Robert Rantala is a 7-year-old child with Russian-Finnish dual citizenship who was taken by the Finnish social service to a children’s shelter in early 2010. Russian media followed closely the incident for weeks. The boy escaped from school to hi ...

Pyotr Beketov

Pyotr Beketov was a Cossack explorer of Siberia and founder of various fortified settlements in the region, which later developed into modern cities such as Yakutsk, Chita, and Nerchinsk. Beketov started his military service as a guardsman strele ...

Russian diaspora

The Russian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Russians. The Russian-speaking diaspora are the people for whom Russian language is the native language, regardless of whether they are ethnic Russians or, for example, Belarusians, Tatars, o ...

FC Vorkuta

FC Vorkuta is a Canadian soccer club founded in 2008. The team is currently a member of the Canadian Soccer League, a non-FIFA sanctioned league. Their home venue is located at Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario.

Russian Monument (Liechtenstein)

Translated into English, the inscription on the monument reads as follows: Here in Hinterschellenberg, on the night of 2 May 1945, the asylum-seeking remainder of the "1st Russian National Army of the German Wehrmacht" under Major General A. Holm ...

Russian world

The Russian world is the social totality associated with Russian culture; it comprises both the Russian diaspora and the Russian culture together with its influence in the world. The concept is based on the notion of "Russianness", and both are a ...

Russians in Serbia

There is a community of Russians in Serbia numbering 3.247 people. According to 2013 data there were 3.290 Russian citizens in Serbia.

Demographics of Russia

The demographics of Russia are the demographic features of the population of the Russian Federation including population growth, population density, ethnic composition, education level, health, economic status and other aspects. With a population ...

Ethnic groups in Russia

Russia is a multi-national state with over 185 ethnic groups designated as nationalities; the populations of these groups vary enormously, from millions to under 10.000. The 83 or 85 federal subjects which together constitute the Russian Federati ...

Former people

In Russian language and culture, "former people" are people who lost their social status, an expression somewhat similar to the English one, "has-beens". The expression went into a wide circulation in the Russian Empire after the 1897 short story ...

Pomors

Pomors or Pomory are Russian settlers, primarily from Veliky Novgorod, and their descendants living on the White Sea coasts and the territory whose southern border lies on a watershed which separates the White Sea river basin from the basins of r ...

Siberian Cossacks

Siberian Cossacks were Cossacks who settled in the Siberian region of Russia from the end of the 16th century, following Yermak Timofeyevichs conquest of Siberia. In early periods, practically the whole Russian population in Siberia, especially t ...

Skobars

Skobars or Skobari are an slang name of the inhabitants of the region Pskov Oblast and some neighboring areas in Tver Oblast, Novgorod Oblast. The word comes from the word horseshoe or bracket, which is forged by a blacksmith. The word "Skobar" c ...

Swiss emigration to Russia

There was significant emigration of Swiss people to the Russian Empire from the late 17th to the late 19th century. Rauber estimates that a number of 50.000 to 60.000 Swiss lived in Russia between roughly 1700 and 1917.

Ural Cossacks

The Ural Cossack Host was a cossack host formed from the Ural Cossacks -- those Eurasian cossacks settled by the Ural River. Their alternative name, Yaik Cossacks, comes from the old name of the river. They were also known by the names: Bashkir: ...

Ussuri Cossacks

Ussuri Cossack Host was a Cossack Host in Imperial Russia, located in Primorye south of Khabarovsk along the Ussuri River, the Sungari River, and around the Khanka Lake. The Ussuri Cossack Host was created in 1889 on the basis of an unmounted hal ...

2010 Manezhnaya Square riot trials

The 2010 Manezhnaya Square riot trials resulted in verdicts against Igor Berezyuk, Kirill Unchuk and Ruslan Khubaev for violent clashes in Moscow. Each was a member of the Other Russia party, and found guilty on charges such as inciting hatred an ...

Aleksandr Tolmachev

Aleksandr Tolmachev is a Russian journalist who edits the magazine Upolnomochen Zayavit and the newspaper Pro Rostov. He was held in custody without trial from December 2011 to August 2013 after having criticized government authorities. In Octobe ...

Imprisonment of Evgeny Afanasyev and Svyatoslav Bobyshev

Evgeny Vasilyevich Afanasyev and Svyatoslav Bobyshev were professors at Ustinov Baltic State Technical University. In 2012, after two years of detention, the two were convicted of treason tied to alleged sale of Russian missile information to a C ...

Road Prison

Road Prisons were a type of a prison in Russia, used for temporarily housing inmates on their way to Siberia, Sakhalin Island, or other places of far-off detention. This temporary imprisonment system stretched from the 18th century, at the birth ...

TsNIIMash-Export espionage trial

The TsNIIMash-Export espionage trial concerned five Russian scientists accused of selling Russian military technology to Chinese spies. The scientists, Igor Reshetin, Sergei Vizir, Mikhail Ivanov, Sergei Tverdokhlebov, and Alexander Rozhkin, all ...