| CREATIVE ARTEL OF THE PROJECT «1812 YEAR»
Dear friends! Our creative artel is open for everyone, who is inspired by the epoch of the end of XVIII - beginning of XIX century, and who wants and can help us with the participation in the work above the project.
|OUR EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES AND HOLIDAYS | «VACANCIES»|
| Helene Bobrova
Helene graduated from Information System Department of Russian State Humanitarian University (RSHU), Moscow and accomplished her graduate study at RSHU majoring in theory of information systems.
Currently, she is employed with Department of Technotrone Archives and Documents (FTAD) of Moscow Historic Archive Institute (HAI) of RSHU.
Helene has her area of scientific research in historical computer science and works on her Ph.D. thesis «The principles of prosopographic database design on the example of military and political elite of Napoleon Empire». She is a lecturer in «Electronic Archives» class at RSHU.e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalya Gutina (Griffon de Pleneville)
Natalya was born on September 30, 1977. Since her childhood, she was always interested in outstanding personality of Napoleon and his epoch. Natalya’s main area of research interests is military history of Napoleon’s time. Her personal ideal is colonel Marbot. His memoir is her favorite book. Natalya is a member of the International Napoleon Association.
She graduated from Petrozavodsk State University (Department of Foreign Languages) and became the first foreign scholar to receive a fellowship from the Napoleon Foundation (www.napoleon.org) on November 18, 1999.
Natalya works on her Ph.D. thesis «General Gazan» (advisor Prof. Jean Tulard).e-mail:email@example.com (please write in English and French or in Russian transliteration).
Vadim was born in Smolensk, Russia on August 30, 1979.
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Oleg is a Founding Father of our «1812 year» Project. He is a typical representative of an eternal student (a la Anton Chekhov).
Here you can find some of his works:
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«Since childhood I am fond of Patriotic war of 1812 and Napoleon's epoch. The most interesting for me are life and experiences of the common people of that heroic epoch and parallels with our today's life. Heroism, self-retracting, sacrifice, and at the same time meanness, cowardice, graft - all this appears in full measure, but is leveled by an official history,that separates us from our grandparents.
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"«I was born in Moscow on March 19, 1977. In 2001 I graduated from Russian Peoples’ Friendship University (Department of Philology). The theme of my M.A. degree thesis was «Mytho-symbolic image of Napoleon in the works of Aldanov and Merezhkovsky». I'm certified translator in French and English languages and currently study Spanish.
«I was born on November 21, 1957 in hospital OTTO in Leningrad. I'm a Scorpius by sign.
Alexander was born in 1971. He graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Alexander resides and works in Moldova. History and mechanical engineering inspired Alexander from his early childhood. Later, at the age of 14, these two areas of interest merged and formed another hobby - artillery of Napoleon wars (thanks to the popular «Techniques of Youth» magazine). Since this time, Alexander remains loyal to this hobby.
«Since my student's years I am fond of philosophy of history - with all its dramas, tragedies and comedies. French revolution and Napoleon are my favorite subjects. This preference is reflected in my literary - publicistic trilogy «Vandemier», «Waterloo», «Elia Kapitolina». («Elia Kapitolina» was printed as a separate book by «Ex-libris Press» publishing house)».
«My birth on April 10, 1979 was accompanied by very loud yelling, stunning like sound of cavalry horn. When I was five, I already had a beautiful sword and a red horse. They were so beautiful that they would cause envy in the heart of any brave veteran soldier…
Sergey Nikolaevich Pletnyov
Native of St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Sergey lived mainly in this city for the whole life. He is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University (1975, geography major) and works as a marine traffic specialist.
Ivan is a student at Russian State Humanitarian University (RSHU), Department of History of Law and Politics. He chose his political science major because of his personal interest in contemporary Russian politics and high popularity of political science in modern Russia as well.
Ivan learned to appreciate the beauty of military uniform already in his childhood.
Alexander was born on June 25, 1967. He holds an engineering degree. Alexander developed his Napoleon war hobby in 1981. He collects post stamps, military and civil decorations and post cards dedicated to Napoleon epoch. Alexander is an expert in history of Russian army and its uniform as well as in biography study of Russian military leaders. In 1997, he published a handbook on chiefs and commanders of regiments of Russian army in 1796-1815. At the present time, Alexander works on «1812 Encyclopedia» and «Chronology of 1812-1814 war and 1815 military campaign».
Born in Camden, New Jersey (U.S.A.) and have lived on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States, and on several of its great rivers. I studied mathematics at the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota. I am a writer and artist, and currently work as a technical writer and programmer. Since age 14 I have had a strong interest in Russian culture and history. I first learned about the year 1812 through L. N. Tolstoy's epic novel «War and Peace», which it now have the pleasure of reading in the original. I am interested in military history, history of technology, and the literature of the first half of the nineteenth century.
«My professional background is quite diverse and stretches from information systems to chemistry (I actually posses advanced degrees in both areas). Thus my participation in «Year 1812» web site is entirely amateur level hobby, some kind of an extension and stretch over of my long time interest in modern warfare and military and naval history. Nevertheless, I consider my modest part of the above project as a tribute to the memory of my Russian ancestors.»