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Jmentanko

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Princess Paskevitch
« on: August 28, 2004, 11:32:50 AM »
I found an intriguing reference to Princess Paskevitch in Little Mother of Russia.

"The Princess, whose husband disapproved of Alexander II's liaison with Catherine Dolgoruky, had closed her doors to the Romanovs with the exceptioin of Dagmar. No other member of the Imperial family ever crossed the threshold of her large house on the Quai. When the revolution came, the Princess, eighty-one years old and almost blind, refused to leave the capital."

What happend to the Princess? The first time I read this book I was a hundred miles from civilization and I swore that I would remember to ask this question, and I remebered!
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Cart Blackwell

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Re: Princess Paskevitch
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2004, 10:20:27 AM »
For information on the Princess see the memoirs of the Countess von Keller and the memoirs of Prince Dmitri Obolensky.  Princess Paskevitch remained in her St. Petersburg Palace through the revolutions. She died some years later on one of her estates. Coincidentially the estate house was by Rastrelli.  Her relations abroad beseeched her to join them, but she never left Russia.

Jmentanko

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Re: Princess Paskevitch
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2004, 07:10:12 PM »
Wow! :D Thanks so much for replying.

TxKiev

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Re: Princess Paskevitch
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2004, 06:14:10 AM »
I am new to this wonderful website. Does anyone know the address of the Paskevitch home on the Quai--I'll be in St. Petersburg , and, recalling Princess Cantacuzene's memoris, would like to find it. Thanks