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Varvara Ivanovna Lanskaya
Ivanovna Lanskaya
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Varvara Ivanovna remaining after the death of his parents, 16-year-old, lives in Moscow with his cousin Varvara Alexandrovna Odoevskoe-Lansky in the family D. S. Lansky. She graduated from the Institute for noble maidens. In 1811, together with Lansky's family moved to St. Petersburg, where he soon married a nephew of D. S. Lansky - Sergei Stepanovich Lanskoy.

Living with her husband in St. Petersburg, Varvara Ivanovna was the hostess of a literary salon, which was visited by V. L. Pushkin, I. I. Dmitriev, V. A. Zhukovsky, P. A. Vyazemsky, A. S. Pushkin, V. F. Odoevsky, S. A. Sobolevsky, and other prominent literary figures.

These meetings can be traced in the manor Lukino-VARINO where Lenskie held every summer. The album Varvara Ivanovna Lansky stored in tsgali in Moscow, are dedicated to the mistress of poems of V. A. Zhukovsky, P. A. Vyazemsky, V. F. Odoevsky, with a note "Varina" that confirms their stay in the mansion in the 1820-ies. It also includes poems of Pushkin and Griboedov, not having the registry", VARINO", which casts doubt on their stay in the manor.

Husband and wife Lansky was inherent artistic inclinations. In Petersburg they were given drawing lessons by the famous portrait painter Orest Adamovich Kiprensky. He painted portraits of the owners and their children. In the house Lansky frequented and also drew hosts the artists of A. O. Orlovsky, P. F. Sokolov, Y. Y. Reichel. Many of the portraits and drawings by these artists are passed then the new owners of the estate - of new summer.

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