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Aleksandra Vasil’evna Golstein

Society hostess

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.