Countess Sophia Ignatieva
Countess Sophia Ignatyeva
|Spouse(s)||Count Alexey Ignatyev|
|Parent(s)||Maria Apraksina, Sergey Meshcherskiy|
Countess Sophia Sergeyevna Ignatieva (Russian: Софья Серге́евна Игнатьева; born as Princess Meshcherskaya (княжна Мещерская)) was the child of Prince Vladimir Meshchersky's first cousin. Countess Sophia had eight houses in Petrograd and was a landowner of Rzhev uyezd. Playing an important role in clerical circles, she reportedly was an adherent of Bishop Hermogenes and priest Heliodorus, first friends later opponents of Grigori Rasputin. Countess Sophia Ignatieva introduced Rasputin to Milica of Montenegro and her sister Anastasia, who were interested in Persian mysticism, spiritism, and occultism. She lived to be 94 years old.
- Стогов, Дмитрий (2005-11-12). Её беседы возгревают простую русскую православную веру, ревность и любовь к Церкви... (in Russian). Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- Radzinsky (2000), p. 57.