Painting of General Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782-1856) Russia by George Dawe in The Military Gallery of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. The gallery holds the portraits of those who took part in the Patriotic War of 1812.
"Carriage Dress" (December 1813) - "The purveyors of Regency fashion often named garments or accessories after people or events in the news. The mantle in this print, the Kutusoff mantle, is named for Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov of the Russian Empire, who fought against the French invasion of Russia."
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) - On 28 October 1893 Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his Sixth Symphony, the Pathétique In Saint Petersburg. Nine days later, Tchaikovsky died there, aged 53. He was interred in Tikhvin Cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, near the graves of fellow-composers Alexander Borodin, Mikhail Glinka, and Modest Mussorgsky; later, Rimsky-Korsakov and Balakirev were also buried nearby.
Eight-hour epic based on the eponymous book by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, who is unhappy in his marriage. Another is the "Great Patriotic War" of 1812 against the invading Napoleon's Armies. The people of Russia from all classes of society stand up united against the enemy. The 500,000 strong Napoleon's army moves through Russia and causes much destruction culminating in the…