New schools turn back clock to train Russia’s girls in virtues of nobility
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New schools turn back clock to train Russia’s girls in virtues of nobility
New schools turn back clock to train Russia’s girls in virtues of nobility

October 12, 2014 Anna Trofimova, RBTH

Five schools that turn out ‘noble maidens’, just like in the times of the tsars, have recently opened in Russia. RBTH reports on the purpose these so-called ‘institutes for noble maidens’ served in the days of the Russian Empire and what their modern-day equivalents are like
Two hundred and fifty years ago, in 1764, Russian Empress Catherine II (the Great) issued a decree establishing Russia’s very first Institute for Noble Maidens – the Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg. This institution was tasked with “giving the state educated women, good mothers, and useful members of the family and society,” as the decree reads.

School for royal ladies

The institute accepted girls no older than six and provided them with a 12-year training course. According to the charter, their parents could be ranked no lower than colonel and state councilor. The institute also accepted the daughters of hereditary nobility for an annual fee. All pupils were prepared for the life of the royal court. (...)

http://rbth.co.uk/society/2014/10/12/new...40539.html

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2014 Oct 17 10:48
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I am afraid the new schools will have to aim siginficantly lower and be happy with the spoilt offspring of oligarchs and top-notch gangsters.


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2014 Oct 17 11:19
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So they're making finishing schools?
2014 Oct 17 16:41
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