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 Alexandra Petrovna “Sasha” Kropotkin

Alexandra Petrovna “Sasha” Kropotkin

Birth
England
Death 4 Jul 1966 (aged 79)
New York, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Currently Researching
Memorial ID 158457831 · View Source
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Alexandra Kropotkin Sasha - Petrovna,
April 15 1887 - Bromley England
July 4 1966 NYC,

Once upon a time there was a real Russian Princess named Alexandra Kropotkin. She was a direct descendent of the first tzar, but didn’t grow up in a palace, or even in Russia. And she probably wasn’t related to Count Pavel Stroganov, the 19th century diplomat and military leader credited with popularizing the dish.

Princess Alexandra was born in London, probably in the 1890s during her parents’ exile. Her father was the famous aristocrat-turned-anarchist, Prince Peter Alexeyevich Kropotkin. His subversive writings and activities in Russia had led to his arrest and imprisonment. He escaped to Europe where met his wife, a Russian student also in exile.

Princess Alexandra grew up in an atmosphere of philosophy, radical politics, and science. She became fluent in French, Russian, and English. Although she was steeped in Russian culture, she didn’t move to Russia until 1915. She was imprisoned during the Revolution and escaped to the US. I believe she married here, and worked to help liberate the Russian people from repression.

She described herself as a “linguist, traveler, lecturer, and authority on fashion.” She wrote breezy columns for women’s magazines in the 1930s, and translated War and Peace and other hefty classics in 1940s. Her engaging narrative and smart recipes in her book How to Cook and Eat in Russian (1947) gave America a glimpse of Russian life in general and the definitive Beef Stroganoff recipe in particular. She reissued it in 1964 as The Best of Russian Cooking.

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  • Created by: R.C.
  • Added: 22 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 158457831
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexandra Petrovna “Sasha” Kropotkin (15 Apr 1887–4 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 158457831, ; Maintained by R.C. (contributor 47303570) Unknown, who reports a Currently Researching.