Olga Veselkina

Picture of Olga Veselkina

Citizenship: Russia


Born in the family of a privy councilor. According to some sources, he was a relative of PA Stolypin; He mentioned in his correspondence. Arguments as a relative of Lermontov.

Was chairwoman of the Council of the Saratov branch of the Trust Empress Maria Alexandrovna of the blind, the trustee of the School for blind children.

From 1909 - the abbess of the Alexander Institute for Noble Maidens (Moscow).

After the October Revolution - lived in Sverdlovsk (according to some - in the link).

Since 1929 - Chief Librarian, University Fundamental Library of the Ural (Ural State Technical University).

Since 1930 - head of the department of foreign languages ??at the same university.

She died in 1949. She was buried at St Michael`s cemetery in Yekaterinburg.

Interesting Facts

* According to the legend, OM Veselkin taught in Sverdlovsk German future famous Soviet intelligence officer Nikolai Kuznetsov.

* The famous artist Mikhail Nesterov conceived in 1931 to paint a portrait OM Veselkin when she was vacationing in Muranovo - Museum-Estate FITyutchev. However, nothing came of it, for reasons that he MVNesterov described in a letter to his friend SN Durylin as follows:

"What skazatvam about yourself? Live, having lived his life, sometimes work, but not enough. And what is particularly annoying - that the portrait, which is home for the summer, do not write: model Olga Veselkin in Muranovo ill for more than a month, and yesterday went to the place of service "

* About OM Vesyolkin contains references (with some biographical distortion) in the book of remembrance-MI Zelikina "History of evergreen life":

"I remember the story of the daughter of Nicholas Vesyolkin Admiral, who was maid of honor of the Empress and the abbess of the Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens. Immediately after the revolution it away from sin, went to Yekaterinburg, where she, oddly enough, was not touched. Moreover, party leaders treat it with reverence, and she was in charge of the Department of German at the Urals Polytechnic Institute. Her behavior is clearly felt leaven ladies mentor. For example, it could suddenly interrupt the lecture own remark: "A young man in the third row, if not deign to stop Kolupaev his nose!". When she went to a lecture, and she was a prominent woman, and a stout, it was accompanied by an escort of assistants, who sat in the back row and recorded her lecture. "