The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice, France, was opened in 1912. Since the mid-19th century, Russian nobility visited Nice and the French Riviera, following the fashion established decades earlier by the English upper class and nobility. The cathedral was consecrated in December 1912 in memory of Nicholas, brother of Alexander III, who died in Nice. The cathedral was constructed thanks to the generosity of Nikolay II; today it is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.
Pscipolnitsa is a mythical character common to the various Slavic countries of Eastern Europe. She is referred to as Południca in Polish, Poludnica in Serbian, Polednice in Czech, Poludnica in Slovak, Poludnitsa in Bulgarian and Russian, and Poloznicha in Komi, the Pscipolnitsa is a noon demon in Slavic mythology. She can be referred to in English as “Lady Midday”. She was usually pictured as a young woman dressed in white that roamed field bounds.
Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia was the most renowned and the longest ruling female leader of Russia, reigned from July 9, 1762 to November 17, 1796. It was under her rule that Russia became one of t he Great Powers of Europe.
Konstantin Vasilyev - "Lady Midday" - Pscipolnitsa is a character of myth and tradition, common to much of Eastern Europe. She can be referred to in English as "Lady Midday". She was usually pictured as a young woman dressed in white that roamed field bounds. She assailed folk working at noon causing heatstrokes and aches in the neck. Sometimes she even caused madness.