1. Nadezhda Krupskaya
“The wife and companion of Lenin” – such status was firmly attached to Nadezhda Krupskaya. Many do not perceive Krupskaya in isolation from the leader of the proletariat, although she was a self-sufficient person who was actively involved in literary, pedagogical, and social activities.
The absence of children in the life of Krupskaya prompted all sorts of rumors and gossip. It’s all about a terrible autoimmune disease – a basic disease that not only made her barren, but also every year more and more deprived of female attractiveness. Krupskaya took Lenin’s relationship with Inessa for granted, giving her husband complete freedom and maintaining a warm relationship with his mistress. The activities of Krupskaya after the death of Lenin left an ambiguous impression. On the one hand, she tried to impede the establishment of a command and administrative system, and on the other, she signed on to documents that initiated the trial of former associates.
2. Catherine II
Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst – the real name of Empress Catherine II. Daughter of Prince Christian-Augustus and John-Elizabeth. Some historians say that Frederick the Great was the real father of Sophia. It was he who offered Princess Sophia as a wife to the heir to Peter when he found out that Elizaveta Petrovna was looking for a bride for her son.
Thus, the German princess came to the Russian court. Catherine was a supporter of the Enlightenment; she loved to read French enlighteners and corresponded with many of them, including Voltaire. Under Catherine, favoritism reached its peak. In her favorites were Prince Potemkin, Zavadovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov. There were 21 official favorites. She helped each of them make a career. But, in almost all of the cases, after the termination of relations, they were either expelled from Russia without the right to return, dismissed, or mutilated. One of these people was Alexander Mamonov. He fell in love with Princess Elizabeth Shcherbatova and set out to marry her; he told all of it to Catherine. Catherine agreed, arranged a luxurious wedding for the two, and two weeks later ordered the soldiers to take revenge on Mamonov. They tied him to a chair and shut his mouth, and soldiers abused and raped the young countess, after which they beat her with a whip until she was unrecognizable.
If you are interested in ladies dating, then Catherine II is certainly quite an interesting woman to talk about. She was willful, fearless, and very mysterious.
3. Nina Kulagina
She was born on July 30, 1926, in Leningrad and died on April 11, 1990. She gained fame in the 60s when she showed her phenomenal abilities: skin vision, telekinesis, remote sensing of objects, etc. The presence of a strong electric field and ultrasonic pulses around her arms were discovered. She became a real sensation.
Eyewitnesses were divided into two camps: some accused Kulagina of being a fraud, while others over and over again became convinced that her experiments were legit. And yet, the scientific community could not come to a consensus on her abilities.
4. The Babushka Lady
The murder of John F. Kennedy in 1963 gave rise to many conspiracy theories, and one of the most mystical details of this event is the presence in the photographs of a woman who was dubbed as the Babushka lady. This woman in a coat and sunglasses was captured on a bunch of pictures; moreover, they show that she had a camera, and she was taking pictures of what was happening. The FBI tried to find her and establish her identity but to no avail. Later, the FBI called on her to provide her videotape as evidence, but no one came.
5. Feodosia Morozova
Feodosia Morozova is the most famous Old Believer who has become a symbol of masculinity, iron will, and fearlessness in the battle for her own beliefs. The main activist of the Russian Old Believers, an associate of Archpriest Avvakum for adherence to the “old faith” was arrested by decree of Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich, and then, deprived of the estate and all honors, was exiled to the St. Paphnutius Monastery where she was subjected to severe torture and interrogation; she was imprisoned in an earthen prison in Borovsky city prison, and 14 of her servants for belonging to the old faith at the end of June 1675 were burned in a log house. While dying from physical exhaustion, Feodosia Morozova asked her guard to wash her shirt in the river to die in a clean shirt. She is revered by the Old Believer church as a saint.