Category Archives: russia

Sergei Rachmaninoff ~ Russian Virtuoso

Day 325 of Colourisation Project – March 28 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Best known for his dazzling virtuosity, Sergei Rachmaninoff was a legendary Russian composer and pianist, who … Continue reading

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Dr. Anton Chekhov

Day 267 of Colourisation Project – January 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Today’s colourisation subject is the Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov, born this day, 29 January in 1860. … Continue reading

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Mad Monk Rasputin

Day 237 of Colourisation Project – December 30 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. “No figure in modern history has provoked such a mass of sensational and unreliable literature as … Continue reading

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Wassily Kandinsky – Father of the Abstract

Day 223 of Colourisation Project – December 16 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. It is hard to believe that Wassily Kandinsky born this day, 16 December 1866 only started … Continue reading

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Doublé Faux Pas ?

Day 197 of Colourisation Project – November 20 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Today’s image is a wonderful photo taken circa 1910 of Tamara Karsavina, a Russian prima ballerina. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Feodorovna – The Princess Saint

Day 178 of Colourisation Project – November 1 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. In the early hours of the morning of July 18, 1918, the day after the execution … Continue reading

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Leon Trotsky – Stalin’s Nemesis

Day 106 of Colourisation Project – August 21 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day, 21 August 1940, Leon Trotsky, a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and … Continue reading

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