"I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest."

—  Sir Winston Churchill (British; 1874-1965) ~ Broadcast speech October 1, 1939

ysvoice: Peterhof Palace - St. Petersburg by fromeuropewithlove | amanysplendidthing
oldrags: ca 1830 Orest Kiprensky (Russian 1782-1836) ~ Zinaida Volkonskaya

oldrags: ca 1830 Orest Kiprensky (Russian 1782-1836) ~ Zinaida Volkonskaya

zveneczi: Eduard Kunz plays Scarlatti’s Sonata in D minor, K.213 by andrusz