Elena the Beautiful
by Nadejda Kojevnikova
The novel of N. Kozhevnikova “Elena the Beautiful” had a sensational and shocking success. The prototypes were well known and immediately recognized personalities. For instance Oleg Yefremov, the founder of the Moscow “Sovremennik” theater, who, when the author was just six showed up in the house of her parents at the famous Lavrushinsky street as a husband of Nadezhda’s elder sister.