Amazing People of Russia


By Dr Charles Margerison

Russia is the largest country in the world and covers more than one eighth of the globe’s inhabited land mass. So, it stands to reason that it has been home to many amazing people. The Amazing People Club takes you on a virtual historical journey into the lives of some of these inspirational contributors to this nation.

Famous for her many lovers, Catherine the Great was also a strong leader who inspired loyalty and respect rather than fear and oppression – indeed she did not do things in a traditional manner. Orbit the earth with Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space at the age of 27. Be swept away by the composer of such masterpieces as ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘The Nutcracker’, Tchaikovsky, who led a somewhat troubled life despite achieving immense success. Also, meet Vasili Mitrokhin and Ivan Pavlov. Their stories are monumental and brought to life in this fascinating title.

Each story comes to life through BioViews®. These are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. They provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world. 

Featured BioViews®

Catherine the Great
Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin
Vasili Mitrokhin
Ivan Pavlov
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky