Bestuzhev Courses

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Bestuzhev Courses

 

a women’s institution of higher learning, founded in St. Petersburg in 1878. It was named after the Russian history professor K. N. Bestuzhev-Riumin.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Praskovia Arian rebelled against the constraints of her Orthodox Jewish upbringing to graduate from the Bestuzhev Courses; from 1899 until at least 1913, she published the First Women's Calendar, a compendium that brought together everything from nutritional advice to lists of businesses hiring women.