Russian Fun Facts
Russia has a fascinating history. It's beautiful ancient churches and palaces lend themselves to this statement. I have found a wealth of resources about Russia and her leaders at the local library.
Did you know...
Using DNA testing, Anna Anderson was proved
to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia
Catherine the Great of Russia, was
Russian. She was born a (minor) German Princess, Princess Sophie
Moscow, the ancient capitol of Russia was 850 years old in 1998.
The last Romanov Tsar of Russia (for a few hours) was Michael Romanov in 1917, which was also the name of the first Romanov Tsar (No other Romanov Tsar was ever named Michael.)
Russians use a patriarchal name as a middle name. They take the first name of their father and add
(son of) for boys, or
(daughter of) for girls. Try it!!!