Photos from Riga student corporation Ruthenia

Ruthenia

The Corporation was founded in Riga by the Russian students of the Latvian University in 1929 as a result of the split in the  Corp Fraternitas Arctica. In 1940 «Ruthenia», as all the rest public organizations, was closed. During the years of German occupation some life started again in the Corporation. In 1944 a prominent number of the members decided to emigrate to the West. Being abroad in the foreign land, they very fast restored their lost ties, the Corporation was reborn and existed till 1998.
Prepared by D.Levitsky and T.Feigmane.

Guides and Scouts

Photo album «Guides and Scouts» from the archives of Iraida Gorshkova (1918-2009). Photos, showing the life of Russian guidesand scouts in 1930s, are selected for this album. Iraida Gorshkova was anactive member of the 9s quad of Russian guides in Riga.
Prepared by I.Gorshkova and T.Feigmane.

Photos from Natalia Sinajsky's (1914-2006) archives

Natalia Sinaisky is the daughter of professor Vasily Sinaisky. She was born in Kiev. Before the Second World War she graduated from the Latvian University with the Master degree in Law. In 1944 the family of Sinaisky  left Latvia and after the war they settled in Belgium. For long years Natalia Sinaisky was working in the Structures of the European Union.
Photo album prepared by Tatyana Feigmane and Natalia Sinaisky.

Photos from Tamara Nikiforova's Archive

Photos from Tamara Nikiforova's Archive.

Prepared by T.Nikiforova and A.Snegiryov.

Photos from Valery Markov archive

Valery Markov (1924-2006) - professor emeritus, Doctor of philosophy, retired colonel.
Photoalnum prepared by S.Kovalchuk.

Russian Residents of Riga in paintings of Johann Christoph Brotze (1742-1823)

Johann Christoph Brotze was born in Görlitz, studied theology and philosophy at the Universities of Leipzig and Wittenberg and was also skilled in technical drawing. Brotze moved to Riga in 1768, worked as a private tutor and in 1769 became a teacher at the Riga Imperial Lyceum and later its director. Brotze maintained relations with the Lyceum for 46 years. Over and above his success in teaching practice, Johann Christoph Brotze had two interests he took seriously.

Prepared by S.Kovalchuk.

Prepared by S.Kovalchuk.

Family archive of Boris Infantyev

Professor Boris Infantyev(1921-2009), specialising in folklore, literature, linguistics and culturology. Doctor of pedagogics, doctor of philology. Author of approximately 500 scientific works.
Photo albun prepared by S.Kovalchuk, O.Pukhlyak and T.Feigmane.
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