Bobrinskii, A. A.

Great grandson of Catherine the Great, from her relationship with Grigorii Oslov, Bobrinskii enjoyed considerable wealth and social prestige, which he deployed at Chairman of the Archeological Commission, 1886-1917. His attempts to be elected to the first two Dumas from rightwing parties failed, but representing Kiev Province, the Third Duma elections proved the charm. He was also a member of the State Council and an ober-hofmeister to Tsar Nicholas II. He also directed the St. Petersburg orphanages for the charitable trust of Tsaritsa Maria Fedorovna.