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Princess Zinaida Yusupova was the greatest Russian heiress of her day. She was famed not only for her dazzling beauty and wealth, but also for her intellect and the lavishness of her hospitality.

Princess Zinaida Nikolaevna Yusupova. Following the Russian Revolution she and her husband lived in Rome. After his death she moved to Paris, dying there in 1939. Portrait by François Flameng in 1894.

Felix and Irina Yusupov. They both survived the revolution. Felix was born into one of the most wealthy and influential families in Russia. He married the niece of the Tsar. Her mother was Xenia Alexandrovich Romanovna. It was Felix who was a principal player in the assassination of Rasputin.

Music Box Fabergé (firm); Wigström, Henrik Immanuel (workmaster) RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg 1907 Gold, enamel, diamonds, rubies H. 1 7/8 in., W. 3 1/2 in., D. 2 1/2 in. In 1907 Feliks and Nikolai Iusupov gave this music box to their parents, Prince Feliks and Princess Zinaida, as a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary present.

Princess Zenaida Yussupova (2 Sep 1861 – 24 Nov 1939) at the 1903 costume ball in the Winter palace. She was a Russian noblewoman best known as the mother of Prince Felix Yusupov, the murderer of Rasputin. As a leading figure in pre-Revolutionary Russian society, she was famed for her beauty and the lavishness of her hospitality. In private, she became a severe critic of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.