Silver Age last muse Salomea Andronikova
In 1982, the London newspaper “Times”, Russian and foreign newspapers reported that May 8 in London aged 94, died Russian princess Salomea Andronikova, “the last of the most brilliant women, who happened to be contemporaries of heyday of the Silver Age of Russian poetry” … Salomea Ivanovna Andronikova was one of the most famous beauties of the era. She was famous for her intelligence, charm and wit. Among her friends were the famous Russian poets and artists of the time. In memory of contemporaries she remained The Last Muse of the twentieth century. Anna Akhmatova called her “Beauty of the Thirteenth Year”, inspired by her Osip Mandelstam immortalized her in the poem “Solominka” Despite the war, revolution, emigration, against fear of the future, she was true to her ideals, had the ability to listen, and most importantly, kept the gift of being a woman – always, everywhere, in all circumstances.