In Russia, couples can get married not only in civil registry offices, but also with so-called “on-site marriage registration.” Most couples choose old noble estates, but it turns out there are also a lot of very unusual spots for weddings.
The fall of the Rurik dynasty of Russian tsardom shocked the nation, as it was Ruriks who founded the Russian state. The death of the only crown prince Tsarevich Dmitry resulted in the Time of Troubles, anarchy and Polish intervention into Russia. Here are the last treasures that belonged to the Rurik princes and tsars.
Pyotr Sokolov played for the Russian Empire national football team at the 1912 Olympic Games and planned to pursue a career in sport. But the Bolsheviks’ seizure of power forced the footballer to reconsider his views. As a result, he devoted his life entirely to fighting the hated regime.