Monthly Archives: May 2019
Boris Godunov in Historical Figures Boris Godunov is a great politician and statesman, from 1598 to 1605, the year – Tsar of All Russia. Boris Godunov was born in 1552 in the family of a nobleman Fyodor Godunov, popularly known as Fyodor Krivoy. Godunovs of their kind led from the Tatar murza named Chet, which appeared in Russia around 1300 and served at the court of Ivan Kalita. Continue reading
Sir Charles Sainser “Charley” Chaplin, KBE (English Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin; April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) – an outstanding American and English film actor, screenwriter, composer and director, universal master of cinema, creator of one of the most famous images of the world cinema – the image of Charlie the stroller, which appeared in the short comedies, put on stream in the 1910s at the Kistoun studio. Chaplin actively used the techniques of pantomime and slapstick, although since the 1920s, much more serious social themes began to take place in his work than was the case in the early period of short films. Continue reading
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the coastal city of Porbandar in a Vaishnava family that belonged to the Vaishya caste. The family had four children. At the age of 13, parents, as was customary at the time, married Mohandas to a girl of the same age named Kasturba.
The Gandhi family was fairly well off, so she could afford to give children a good education. Therefore, at the age of 19, Mohandas went to London to study jurisprudence. Upon graduation in 1891, he returned to India again in order to work in his specialty. In 1893, Mohandas signed a one-year contract for legal work in South Africa. Continue reading