Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. (Wikipedia)
Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the Garrick Theatre in November 1920. According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that ´cultured, leisured Europe´ was drifting toward destruction, and that ´Those in a position to guide Europe to safety failed to learn their proper business of political navigation´. The ´Russian manner´ of the subtitle refers to the style of Anton Chekhov, which Shaw adapts. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Zoe Palaiologina later changed her name to Sophia Palaiologina (Russian: , (c. 1455 7 April 1503), Grand Duchess of Moscow, was a niece of the last Byzantine emperor Constantine XI and second wife of Ivan III of Russia.Her father was Thomas Palaeologus, the Despot of Morea. Together with her brothers, she was taken to Rome after the conquest of Morea by Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire in 1460. In Rome, her Greek name Zoe was changed to Sophia. In 1469, Pope Paul II offered to marry her to the Russian monarch in order to unite the Orthodox and Catholic churches. The widowed Russian prince married Sophia at the Dormition Cathedral on 12 November 1472. The cardinal Johannes Bessarion, sent by the Pope to Moscow, however, did not succeed in his mission.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Duncan Peter Regehr (born October 5, 1952) is a Canadian writer, multi-media artist, and film and television actor. He has also been a figure skater, an Olympic boxing contender, and a classically trained Shakespearean stage actor in his native Canada, before heading to Hollywood in 1980. He is perhaps best known as Zorro in The Family Channel´s global hit-series based upon Johnston McCulley´s classic hero, and from his many roles in multiple television incarnations of Star Trek. Regehr was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His mother, Dorothy Mary (née Mulkern), was UK-born and his father, Peter Regehr, was a Russian artist.