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British princess seduced Russian sailor - Comments

In June 1953, Captain Olimpy Rudakov, the most handsome officer in the Baltic Fleet, brought the Sverdlov cruiser to Portsmouth to a naval parade dedicated to accession to the throne of Elizabeth II.Famous Soviet sculptor Matvey Manizer chose cadet of the Naval College Olimpy Rudakov as a prototype for the Red Navy man from the Marat battleship, one of the figures that he made for Moscow’s underground station Ploshad Revolutsii (The Revolution Square). The sculptor could not even guess that in fifteen years the model would become a lover of the British princess.

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