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Aleksandra Vasil’evna Golstein

Aleksandra Golstein, USSR Society hostess.

Background

  • Golstein, Aleksandra was born in 1849.

  • Career

    • Lived most of her life in Paris. In the late 19th century, hostess of a literary salon frequented by French celebrities. Later became a friend of Russian writers and artists visiting Paris in the early 20th century (Voloshin, Merezhkovskii and Gippius, M. Kovalevskii, Vengerov, Kropotkin, Minskii, and Repin).

      In the 1920s, became a close companion of Prince Pavel Dolgorukov, who returned to Russia and was executed by the Cheka. Her daughter married Iu. Semenov, editor of the Parisian right-wing Russian daily Vozrozhdenie.
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    Born 1849
    Died 1937
    (aged 88)
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