Olga Sergeevna Lebedeva (1854–after 1912)

Olga Sergeevna Lebedeva (née Barshcheva; Russian: Ольга Сергеевна Лебедева 1854–after 1912) was one of the first to introduce Russian literature to Turkey. She is recognised for her pioneering contributions to the literary networks between the Ottoman and she Russian empires at the end of the 19th century. Lebedeva attended Kazan University, studying Continue Reading

Valentina Pavlovna Nevskaya (1919-2009)

Famous specialist in Caucasus Studies of 20th century, doctor of historical studies, professor, author of 200 scientific works on the history of North Caucasus. She has been twice nominated “Woman of the year” by Cambridge biographical centre.    Valentina Pavlovna Nevskaya was born in Samara. Continue Reading

Ekaterina Petrovna Lachinova (Shelashnikova) (1813-1896)

Russian writer, author of the book “Tricks on Caucasus” published under pseudonym E. Hamar – Dabanov. She had the opportunity to get acquainted with the live of the Russian military on Caucasus being wife of the general N. E. Lachinov. The novel – pamphlet criticizing Continue Reading

Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743-1810)

Princess Dashkova’s Memoirs make it possible to follow the important events in her life from her personal perspective. Ekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova was born on 17 March 1743 in St. Petersburg in the family of Count Roman Ilarionovich Vorontsov. At the age of two, she lost Continue Reading

Nadezhda Vasilievna Stasova (1822-1895)

Nadezhda Vasilyevna was the daughter of a dvoryan architect. She was born in the palace in Tsarsko Selo and her godmother was Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I. Since she was a child she was surrounded by books and works of art. According to Continue Reading

Maria Vasilevna Trubnikova (Ivasheva) 1835 – 1897

Her father, Vasiliy Ivanov, was descended from a very large and wealthy noble family, and her mother was the French woman Camilla Le Dantieau. She was the daughter of the governess in the family of a General – Major P. Ivashev. At first, she lived Continue Reading

Anna Pavlovna Filosofova (Dyagileva) (1837-1912)

She was descended from the famous and wealthy noble family Dyagilev. She was born on April 5, 1837 in Perm, and was the eldest of the nine children of the family. As a child, she enjoyed freedom, she was cheerful and rebellious. For this reason Continue Reading