Yelena Petrovna: (In Kislovodsk) Bella esposa de Nikolai y directora del salon cultural mas famoso de Moscu. Se suicidio cuando cayo en desgracia."Among the members of the Soviet elite who visited Yevgenia Yezhova’s salon were the Yiddish actor Solomon Mikhoels; the jazz-band leader Leonid Utyosov; the film director Sergey Eisenstein; the journalist and editor Mikhail Koltsov; the poet and translator Samuel Marshak; the Arctic explorer Otto Shmidt; and the writers Isaak Babel and Mikhail Sholokhov, with both of whom Yezhova had affairs. Babel, whose affair with Yevgenia began in Berlin in 1927, is reported to have said of her, “Just think, our girl from Odessa has become the first lady of the kingdom!”“I had to sacrifice her to save myself.” (Yezhov)
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