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Citizen countess : Sofia Panina and the fate of revolutionary Russia

Citizen countess : Sofia Panina and the fate of revolutionary Russia

Author: Adele Lindenmeyr
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Countess Sofia Panina lived a remarkable life. Born into an aristocratic family in imperial Russia, she found her true calling in improving the lives of urban workers. Her passion for social service and reputation as the "Red Countess" led her to political prominence after the fall of the Romanovs. She became the first woman to hold a cabinet position and the first political prisoner tried by the Bolsheviks. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Sofii︠a︡ Vladimirovna Panina, grafini︠a︡; Sofii︠a︡ Vladimirovna Panina, grafini︠a︡; Sofʹja Vladimirovna Panina, Grafinja; Sofii︠a︡ Vladimirovna Panina, grafini︠a︡
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adele Lindenmeyr
ISBN: 9780299325305 029932530X
OCLC Number: 1090280620
Description: xv, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A fairy-tale childhood --
The battle for Sofia --
"The richest marriageable girl in Russia" --
The People's House --
The "Red Countess" --
Sofia goes to war --
Revolution in Petrograd --
Sofia goes underground --
Enemy of the people --
Fighting the Bolsheviks --
"Our bread tastes bitter in foreign lands" --
Responsibility: Adele Lindenmeyr.


Based on detailed research in archival collections, this book establishes Sofia Panina as an astute eyewitness to and passionate participant in the historical events that shaped her life. Her  Read more...


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