The museum held a lecture on the 150th anniversary of Matilda Kshesinskaya

On August 31, the White Hall of Kshesinskaya mansion held a lecture on the 150th anniversary of the famous ballerina. The lecturer, senior researcher of the museum, candidate of historical sciences Maria Senina presented interesting facts about the life of Matilda Kshesinskaya.

Visitors learnt who were her parents, how her brilliant ballet career was developed and what connection she had with representatives of the Romanov dynasty.

Particular attention was paid to the period of Revolution, 1917 which played a fateful role in the destiny of the ballerina, as well as to Kshesinskaya’s life in emigration where she opened her ballet studio.

The lecture was accompanied by an interesting series of photographs and snippets from the ballerina’s personal diaries which aroused genuine interest.

After the event, visitors were given the unique opportunity to visit the Winter Garden of the Kshesinskaya mansion.

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