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First Ladies. The Province of Siberia, 19th Century

... same place was four years (from a year to 15 years), and their families thus had to move often. And each time, the women had to adapt to the new climate, new way of life, new environment and sometimes to new responsibilities. For instance, the General-Governor of West Siberia A. O. Dougamel recollected that when he was sent as an envoy to Persia, his wife mastered the Persian language and made friends with the wives of Persian dignitaries, including the Shah’s first wife, and got invited, together with her spouse,...

Modified: 25.06.2007
Siberia , governor , wife , governor's wife , woman , Siberian history
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