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The wedding of first Russian Tsar Ivan IV and Anastasia Romanovna took place on 03 February, 1547.

Anastasia was chosen by Ivan from a gathering of potential brides. Being the daughter of a minor, untitled noble (boyar) family Anastasia’s chances of becoming first Russian Tsaritsa were not high, however Tsar instantly fell for her beauty, charm and sweet temper.

They were to have 13 years of a happy marriage.

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE : Bolshoi-Mariinsky Gala [2007]

Dancers: Uliana Lopatkina & Ivan Kozlov, Nelli Kobakhidze & Artem Shpilevsky, Svetlana Lunkina & Ruslan Skvortsov, Ekaterina Krysanova & Dmitri Gudanov, Nina Kaptsova & Andrei Merkuriev, Maria Alexandrova & Sergei Filin, Irina Golub & Igor Kolb, Alina Somova & Adrian Fadeyev, Viktoria Tereshkina & Anton Korsakov, Evgenia Obraztsova & Vladimir Shklyarov, Ekaterina Osmolkina & Mikhail Lobukhin, Olesia Novikova & leonid Sarafanov, Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev

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