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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2006, 12:20:30 PM »
A ball given by the Countess Shuvalova...Does anyone have information about this picture/ball? I only know that it was in the 1900s ???

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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2007, 06:52:21 PM »
I have this one, a friend of mine wants to find out who she is:


"...I am in Tatiana's room...Olga and Tatiana are here. I am sitting and digging in my nose with my left hand... Olga wanted to slap me but I ran away from her swinish hand..."
-Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova, May 8th, 1913

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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2008, 06:37:41 PM »
Prince Ivan Sergeyevich Bariatinsky (1740-1811) was a diplomat. He served as Russian Ambassador to the Court of Louis XVI. He was considered extremely handsome gaining the nickname “le beau Russe” at Versailles.

His daughter Anna (1774-1825) married a Count Tolstoy. His son Prince Ivan Ivanovich Bariatinsky (1772-1825) was also a diplomat. He served as the Russian minister at the Bavarian Court at Munich. His first wife was the British aristocrat, the Hon. Frances Dutton, daughter of Lord Sherborne.  Frances died in childbirth and he then married the daughter of the Prussian Ambassador in Vienna, Countess Maria von Keller (1792-1858.)




Ivan’s daughter was the beautiful Princess Leonilla Bariatinskaya (1816-1918). She was the second wife of the liberal German-Russian aristocrat Prince Ludwig of Sayn-Wittgenstein, owner of the Mir Castle and Verkiai Palace. Ludwig began his career as diplomat, but participated on some level in the Decembrist movement and had to leave Russia. His father, Field Marshal Prince Peter of Sayn-Wittgenstein (decorated hero of the Napoleonic wars) managed to secure his pardon. As a result of his first marriage to Princess Caroline Radziwill he inherited an enormous estate in Central Europe. His two children from his first marriage had interesting lives. The daughter Marie married the German Chancellor Prince Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst and his son married the French courtesan Rosalie Leon. As for Leonilla, she had four children of her own with Ludwig. She lived a very long life dying at the age of 102 in 1918.



The wife of Ivan's grandson Prince Anatole Bariatinsky, Princess Marie Sergeyevna Bariatinskaya, who authored a book of memoirs “My Russian Life,” in 1923. Another of Ivan’s grandsons, Prince Alexander Vladimirovich Bariatinsky, married Alexander II’s daughter Princess Ekaterina Yurievskaya.

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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2008, 09:53:23 PM »
Baron Theophil Egorovich von Meyendorff (1838-1919). Another of the “Baltic Barons” he was a beloved figure in St. Petersburg Society where he was known to everyone simply as “Uncle Theophil.” He married Countess Elena Pavlovona Shuvalova (1857-1943). They had twelve children and very little money. One anecdote about his life involves Alexander III finding him walking to the palace in a blizzard one day, because he couldn’t afford a carriage. Alexander had one provided for him from then on to take him to the palace each morning. He served as Alexander III’s General-Adjutant. He remained in Russia after the Revolution dying in Moscow in October of 1919. His wife then fled abroad and died in Vienna in 1943.

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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2008, 10:16:00 PM »


The brothers Vyazemsky. From left to right: Prince Dmitri (1884-1917), Prince Vladimir (1889-1960), and Prince Boris Vyazemsky (1883-1917). They were the sons of Prince Leonid Dmitrievich Vyazemsky (1848-1909) and Maria Vladimirovna Levashova (1859-1938). The father served as the Governor of Astrakhan and leader of the Astrakhan Cossack troops (1888-1890). He was promoted to the rank of General (cavalry) in 1906. Their sister Lydia (1886-1948) worked as a nurse during the war. She died in exile in Paris. Vladimir and his mother Maria also escape to in 1919. Vladimir managed a stud farm raising race horses. His first wife was Countess Sophia “Sofka” Vorontsova-Dashkova (1892-1958). His second wife was Helen Karniskaya. His brothers Boris and Dmitri were not so fortunate. Boris was murdered by peasants (possibly in Tambov). Late that same year Dmitri was shot to death by the Bolsheviks. Boris and Dmitri’s wives both managed to escape Russia. Boris was married to Countess Elizabeth Dmitrievna Sheremeteva (1893-1974) and Dmitri was married to Countess Alexandra Pavlovna Shuvalova (1893-1968). This picture was taken on 9 August 1902 in St. Petersburg.
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« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2008, 12:19:18 AM »

St. Petersburg 1908.

On the left side of the photo - Standing: Unknown woman and Prince Anatole Anatolievich Gagarin Sitting: Princess Tatiana Mikhailovna (Miklashevskaya) Gagarina and Elizabeth Alexeyevna Miklashevskaya (nee Countess Bobrinskaya). On the floor: Ilya Mikhailovich Miklashevsky who is smiling at his wife Elizabeth.

On the right side of the photo – Standing: Vadim Mikhailovich Miklashevsky. Seated Unknown woman and Olga Nikolayevna (Troitnitskaya) Miklashevsky (Vadim, Ilya, Konstantin and Tatiana’s mother). On the floor: Konstantin Mikhailovich Miklashevsky.

Ilya Miklashevsky (1877-1961) was an officer of the Chevalier Guards. Ilya fought with Denikin’s army until 1919 when he immigrated to France. He died in Nice. His wife Elizabeth died there also in 1954. Elizabeth (Bobrinskaya) Miklashevskaya was the sister of Dr. Princess Sophia (Bobrinskaya) Volkonskaya, who authored a memoir “The Way of Bitterness,” which detailed her return to Russia from England (where she had fled only a year before) to rescue her imprisoned husband. She escaped Russia once again ca 1920 and settled in France like her sister.

Konstantin Miklashevsky (1886-1944) he was a student of Meyerhold, an actor, and theater historian. He immigrated to France 1925. He died in Paris of carbon monoxide poisoning in his sleep after accidentally leaving on a gas burner one evening. He was married to the pianist and professor Irina Sergeyevna Michelson (aka Irma Spielberg) (1883-aft 1940), a gold medal winning graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory who studied with Kreutzer in Berlin.

Tatiana (1875-1967) was first married to a Mr. Bodisko. Her second husband was Col. Prince Anatole Gagarin (1876-1954). Like Ilya, Anatole was an officer in the Chevalier Guards Regiment. Anatole’s parents were Prince Anatole Evgenyevich Gagarin (1844-1917) and Countess Maria Vladimirovna Sollogub (1851-1917) The older Prince Gagarin was Master of the Court (1905-1912) and curator of the Imperial Botanical Garden. The younger Prince Anatole and his wife fled to France after the Revolution.



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« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2008, 12:36:49 PM »


The brothers Vyazemsky. From left to right: Prince Dmitri (1884-1917), Prince Vladimir (1889-1960), and Prince Boris Vyazemsky (1883-1917). They were the sons of Prince Leonid Dmitrievich Vyazemsky (1848-1909) and Maria Vladimirovna Levashova (1859-1938). The father served as the Governor of Astrakhan and leader of the Astrakhan Cossack troops (1888-1890). He was promoted to the rank of General (cavalry) in 1906. Their sister Lydia (1886-1948) worked as a nurse during the war. She died in exile in Paris. Vladimir and his mother Maria also escape to in 1919. Vladimir managed a stud farm raising race horses. His first wife was Countess Sophia “Sofka” Vorontsova-Dashkova (1892-1958). His second wife was Helen Karniskaya. His brothers Boris and Dmitri were not so fortunate. Boris was murdered by peasants (possibly in Tambov). Late that same year Dmitri was shot to death by the Bolsheviks. Boris and Dmitri’s wives both managed to escape Russia. Boris was married to Countess Elizabeth Dmitrievna Sheremeteva (1893-1974) and Dmitri was married to Countess Alexandra Pavlovna Shuvalova (1893-1968). This picture was taken on 9 August 1902 in St. Petersburg. T

The wives of the three brothers  were all first cousins..grand daughters of Count Ilarion Vorontsov Dashkov (died 1916) and his formidable wife Lily (nee Countess Shouvalova 1845-1924).Princess Lydia was married to Prince Vassiltchikov and the mother of 5 children including Princess Tatiana Metternich who died in 2007.

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« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2008, 02:52:10 AM »

Elizabeth Nikolayevna “Liza” Arapova (left) and her sister Natalia Nikolayevna “Natasha” Arapova (right) in 1879. They were the children of Nikolai Andreyevich Arapov (1847-1883), an officer in a hussar regiment, and Elizabeth Petrovna Lanskoy (1848-1903). Elizabeth Petrovna Lanskoy was the daughter of the poet Pushkin’s wife Natalia Nikolayevna Goncharova by her second marriage to Nicholas I’s ADC Maj. Gen. Peter Petrovich Lanskoy.

Elizabeth was born in 1873. She married Capt. Victor Dmitrievich Bibikov (1859-1919), a Tambov landowner and leader of the nobility in Penza. He died of typhus in Russia during the Revolution.

Natalia was born in Penza in 1875 and died at Versailles in 1971. He first husband was Gen. Nikolai Levanovich Melikov (1867-1924) he was an officer in a dragoon regiment. He married Natalia ca 1895 and divorced her in 1910. They had three children together Irina (1896-1908), Sergei (1897-1979), and Elena (1909-1978). Sergei lived in France after the Revolution like his mother. Sergei’s first wife was a member of the Kleinmichel family. Nikolai died at Tbilisi, Georgia in 1924. Whether he died of natural causes or was executed by the Bolsheviks I do not know.  Natalia’s second husband was a Mr. Annenkov.

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« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2008, 10:10:37 AM »

St. Petersburg 1908.

On the left side of the photo - Standing: Unknown woman and Prince Anatole Anatolievich Gagarin Sitting: Princess Tatiana Mikhailovna (Miklashevskaya) Gagarina and Elizabeth Alexeyevna Miklashevskaya (nee Countess Bobrinskaya). On the floor: Ilya Mikhailovich Miklashevsky who is smiling at his wife Elizabeth.

On the right side of the photo – Standing: Vadim Mikhailovich Miklashevsky. Seated Unknown woman and Olga Nikolayevna (Troitnitskaya) Miklashevsky (Vadim, Ilya, Konstantin and Tatiana’s mother). On the floor: Konstantin Mikhailovich Miklashevsky.

Ilya Miklashevsky (1877-1961) was an officer of the Chevalier Guards. Ilya fought with Denikin’s army until 1919 when he immigrated to France. He died in Nice. His wife Elizabeth died there also in 1954. Elizabeth (Bobrinskaya) Miklashevskaya was the sister of Dr. Princess Sophia (Bobrinskaya) Volkonskaya, who authored a memoir “The Way of Bitterness,” which detailed her return to Russia from England (where she had fled only a year before) to rescue her imprisoned husband. She escaped Russia once again ca 1920 and settled in France like her sister.

Konstantin Miklashevsky (1886-1944) he was a student of Meyerhold, an actor, and theater historian. He immigrated to France 1925. He died in Paris of carbon monoxide poisoning in his sleep after accidentally leaving on a gas burner one evening. He was married to the pianist and professor Irina Sergeyevna Michelson (aka Irma Spielberg) (1883-aft 1940), a gold medal winning graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory who studied with Kreutzer in Berlin.

Tatiana (1875-1967) was first married to a Mr. Bodisko. Her second husband was Col. Prince Anatole Gagarin (1876-1954). Like Ilya, Anatole was an officer in the Chevalier Guards Regiment. Anatole’s parents were Prince Anatole Evgenyevich Gagarin (1844-1917) and Countess Maria Vladimirovna Sollogub (1851-1917) The older Prince Gagarin was Master of the Court (1905-1912) and curator of the Imperial Botanical Garden. The younger Prince Anatole and his wife fled to France after the Revolution.



Prince Anatole Gagrin and Tatiana (Miklashevskaya) Gagarina. ca 1910



Capt. Ilya Miklashevsky ca 1910


Countesses Sophia (princess Peter Doulgoruky,then Princess Peter Volkonsky)and Elizabeth had another sister Domna Countess Sheremetev...their mother nee Polovotsovwas the first wife of Count Alexi Bobrinky and died of typhus while nursing in the white army..

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« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2008, 02:48:28 AM »
Elizabeth and Natalia Arapova (pictured above in Post #45) had a sister Maria Nikolayevna Arapova (1878-1947), another granddaughter of the famous Natalia Goncharova Pushkina Lanskoy. She was married to Paul Alexandrovich Ofrosimov (1872-1942), the commander of a dragoon regiment. She later divorced him and married Stanislav Kuczynski (b.1862). She died in exile in Paris.

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« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2008, 09:11:27 AM »


Paul Pavlovich Rodzyanko at the wheel of his car. Walking towards the car in the white uniform is Rodzyanko's brother-in-law Prince Alexander Zakharovich Chavchavadze (married to Maria Pavlovna Rodzyanko).

Paul Rodzyanko (b. 1880) was an officer in the Chevalier Guards. He was the son of Paul Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1854-1932) and Princess Maria Pavlovna Golitsyna (1852-1944). His parents settled in Belgrade after the Revolution. I don't know what became of him. He was the nephew of Duma Chairman Mikhail Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1859-1924).
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« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2008, 10:37:55 AM »
Countess Elizabeth Semenovna Olsufieva (1866-1934). She was the daughter of Prince Semen Davidovich Abamelek (1815-1888) He was both a general and an artist. He married Elizabeth Khristoforovna Lazareva (1832-1904). In 1874 they were given the right to take the name "Abamelek-Lazarev." Elizabeth Abamelek-Lazareva married Count Andrei Olsufiev. They had a daughter Countess Anna Andreyevna Olsufieva (b.1900).



Elizabeth's brother Prince Semen Semenovich Abamelek-Lazarev (1857-1916) was an amateur archaeologist and the manager of the several plants owned by his wife's family in the Urals. He owned the famous Abamelek villa in Rome. He was married to Princess Maria Pavlovna Demidova, the daughter of the Prince of San Donato.



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« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2008, 12:34:33 PM »


Paul Pavlovich Rodzyanko at the wheel of his car. Walking towards the car in the white uniform is Rodzyanko's brother-in-law Prince Alexander Zakharovich Chavchavadze (married to Maria Pavlovna Rodzyanko).

Paul Rodzyanko (b. 1880) was an officer in the Chevalier Guards. He was the son of Paul Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1854-1932) and Princess Maria Pavlovna Golitsyna (1852-1944). His parents settled in Belgrade after the Revolution. I don't know what became of him. He was the nephew of Duma Chairman Mikhail Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1859-1924).
Paul escaped to the West and later was the first husband of the writer Anita Leslie.Anita was the granddaughter of Leonie (nee Jerome), Lady Leslie a younger sister of Winston Churchills mother Jennie

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« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2008, 02:58:53 PM »
Thank you for the information, Ashdean. : )

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« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2008, 01:51:55 AM »


Paul Pavlovich Rodzyanko at the wheel of his car. Walking towards the car in the white uniform is Rodzyanko's brother-in-law Prince Alexander Zakharovich Chavchavadze (married to Maria Pavlovna Rodzyanko).

Paul Rodzyanko (b. 1880) was an officer in the Chevalier Guards. He was the son of Paul Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1854-1932) and Princess Maria Pavlovna Golitsyna (1852-1944). His parents settled in Belgrade after the Revolution. I don't know what became of him. He was the nephew of Duma Chairman Mikhail Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1859-1924).
Paul escaped to the West and later was the first husband of the writer Anita Leslie.Anita was the granddaughter of Leonie (nee Jerome), Lady Leslie a younger sister of Winston Churchills mother Jennie
He also wrote a book in the 1930's (I think) called "Tattered Banners"..I remember reading it and a story of the Dowager Empress telling his mother the Stroganov heiress not to wear her heirloom emeralds on the same night as they made the Dowagers  look pale!!!.
Marie Rodzianko after a time in prison (with Baroness Meyendorff) left Russia with the help of some Swiss diplomats....she had refused Bertie Stopfords help to take out her gems and they were lost..but her daughter Princess Chavchavadze must have saved hers..as she many years later had a gem to give her grandson Prince Davids first wife .