Princess Yekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova-Dashkova, a writer, autobiographer, journalist, and public figure
Great Russian women-writers
Born on March 17, 1743, Dashkova was the third daughter of Count Roman Vorontsov, a member of the Senate.
Unlike most European females during the eighteenth century, she received an exceptionally good education. She studied mathematics at the University of Moscow and enjoyed the literary works of Montesquieu, Boileau, Voltaire, and Helveticus. In her youth, she became connected to the Russian court and became one of the leaders of the party that supported Grand Duchess Catherine (later Catherine II, the Great). Dashkova was a very close friend of Russian Empress Catherine the Great as well as a major figure of the Russian Enlightenment of the eighteenth century.
Unfortunately, once Catherine had her throne, she cooled her friendship with Dashkova, though the latter remained
loyal to her sovereign. The estrangement made Dashkova uncomfortable enough to request that the Empress allow her
to travel abroad. Permission was granted, and Dashkova departed on an extended tour of Europe.
As a widow it was acceptable for her to travel. She was received well at foreign courts, and her
literary and scientific reputation paved the way to many prominent European salons and connections.
While in Paris she became good friends with Diderot and Voltaire
In 1782 Dashkova returned to Russia and found herself once again in Catherine's favor. Shortly after her return, the Empress appointed Dashkova to the position of director at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and Sciences, and two years later she was named the first president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which was founded by Catherine at Dashkova's suggestion. Dashkova was the first woman in the world to head a national academy of sciences.
The Memoirs of the Princess Daschkaw, written by herself were published in 1840 in London in two volumes and remain in print today
because they provide a birds-eye view of the life and times of Catherine's Russia.
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Russian girls are able to downcast eyes like delinquent children, it seems they are about to cry, their eyes barely restrain turquoise tears that came out of the permafrost, centuries of grief.
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Russian women love to dress up. For example, a nice dress and high heels they consider appropriate attire for a simple stroll or even for ordinary trip to the store.
Russian girl is a flower, leaning over the weak men, they forgive them and twirl them as they wish.
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This is, perhaps, not only because they are the most receptive to everything new, beautiful and unknown,
not hamstrung by conventions and stereotypes, but also due to the fact that unlike others may travel not only to something see but also be seen.
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