Vladimir Solovyov by Ivan Kramskoy, 1885 And that’s my favorite Solovyov, key Russian philosopher, writer and theologian. He was close friend of Feodor Dostoevsky, and his life and views became sources for the famous characters from “The Brothers Karamazov” - Alyosha and Ivan. Solovyov also was the founder of the “spiritual renaissance” of the Silver Age. He influenced on Andrei Beliy, Alexander Block, Nicolas Berdyaev and so on.
August Bebel (1840-1913), the son of a low-ranking Prussian officer and a wood-turner by trade, became the most iconic Social Democrat in Imperial Germany. In 1866, together with Wilhelm Liebknecht, he founded the Saxon People’s Party, as well as what later became known as the Eisenach wing of Social Democracy, which united with the Lassallean wing at the Gotha party congress of 1875. Bebel was chairman of the renamed Social Democratic Party.