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First Ladies. The Province of Siberia, 19th Century

..., horrible servants”, reception days and dinners. Girls from noble families had been taught to be hostesses and centers of high life since early childhood, but not all the high society ladies managed to get command of this skill. For instance, the wife of West Siberia’s General-Governor Natalia Dmitrievna Gorchakova was “a reticent woman; she was near-sighted and felt embarrassed to see a new face, so formal receptions held by the General-Governor were a torture for her. She preferred a more retiring and modest life, dedicated ...

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