Holy Grand Duchess Olga

The artist is Bruni

For the first time in the annals of Helga (in Russian pronunciation – Olga) it is mentioned in 903 as the wife, whom Prince Igor took from Pskov. After the death of Igor, Druzhin recognized Olga worthy of Svyatoslav, the legal heir to the throne. Having taken the reins of government into her own hands, she showed energy in the pacification of the Drevlyans, who brutally avenged her husband’s death. The beginning of stone urban planning in Rus’ is associated with the name of Olga, but the first temples appeared with her. (TO. F.)

Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. With. 28.

At the turn of the XIX – XX centuries, during the period of “religious Renaissance” and the romantic passion of ancient Russian history, many famous masters turned to the image of the Equal -to -the -Apostles Olga, including in. M. Vasnetsova and M. AT. Nesterova. Bruni was more conservative and adhered to traditional academic forms. (P. To.)

Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. With. 31.

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