11 Facts About Alexandra Kropotkin


Alexandra "Sasha" Kropotkin was a New York-based writer and Russian language translator.


Alexandra Kropotkin translated Russian literature into English and wrote a Russian cookbook that The New York Times considered best-in-class.


Alexandra Petrovna Kropotkin was born on April 15,1887, in Bromley, London, where her family was living in exile.


Alexandra Kropotkin was the sole child of anarchist luminary Peter Kropotkin and was named after his brother, Alexander, who killed himself the year prior.


Alexandra Kropotkin continued to write on cooking, home economics, etiquette, relationships, and other topics intended for women readers.


Alexandra Kropotkin produced an English translation of Crime and Punishment, a revised English edition of The Brothers Karamazov, and Russian translations of several George Bernard Shaw plays.


Alexandra Kropotkin, known as Sasha, promoted her father's legacy but was not an anarchist herself, a subject of disappointment for his followers.


Alexandra Kropotkin spoke publicly about his memory at the Libertarian Book Club and maintained connection with his social group.


At the time of her 1927 arrival in New York, Alexandra Kropotkin favored the Soviet system and opposed both its communist government and any potential restoration of the czarist order.


Alexandra Kropotkin introduced Maugham to Alexander Kerensky, attended their weekly dinners, and sometimes hosted at her apartment.


Alexandra Kropotkin married Boris Lebedev, a young Social Revolutionary Party member, in 1910.