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Leont'yevskiy Pereulok, 4, Moskva, Russia, 125009

Prince Vladimir Petrovich Meshchersky (11 January 1839[1] – 23 July 1914[2]) was a Russian journalist and novelist.

He was the grandson of historian Nikolay Karamzin.[3]

Meshchersky was editor of Grazhdanin (The Citizen), a traditional conservative newspaper which received subsidies from the imperial authorities.[4] According to Leon Trotsky, "The sole paper which [Tsar] Nicholas read for years, and from which he derived his ideas, was a weekly published on state revenue by Prince Meshchersky, a vile, bribed journalist of the reactionary bureaucratic clique, despised even in his own circle."[5]

Meshchersky also contributed to the periodicals The Russian Messenger and Moskovskiye Vedomosti (Moscow News). He was the author of several novels and memoirs.

He was a friend of the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and acquired a reputation as a homosexual philanderer.[6] His patrons, the Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II, protected him from public disgrace.[7]


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/queerplaces/images/Vladimir_Meshchersky