>If you don't want to read all these walls of texts, just go for the political info at the end of the factbook.
>A scientist, but now I am more comfortable with the title of mathematician.
>Potentially a technocrat, a humanist and a centrist.
>Almost a trophy wife, not one completely.
>Hails from Auestriker Naukograd
>The smarter you are, the more depressed you might get.
>Essentially Zitravgrad’s military database in a shape of a woman. Some kind of mathematic savant.
>Photos are mostly from Constance Bennett, with a few other actresses in her time
>Beauty with brain, yes. Emotional intelligence? Not installed from factory setting.
Jump to Political Views and Works -- for people who only come here for politics or just want a quick look for opinion thread. Not that it is the whole extent of it, of course. For biography, please go to Biography, which will be divided into parts: Early Life and Postwar Era, Revolution and Civil War, New Era of Zitravia. For more trivial information: Appearance and Health, Education, Personality and Personal Life, and Pictures.
"All that we see, hear and feel – reality itself is the results of our mind. We created our names, descriptions, and opinions of everything by ourselves. Philosophy is merely an argument over linguistic contradictions. A true trans-postmodern lives on a solid ground of reason and only allows the slightest waves of reality to sway oneself from time to time." - Feodora Alexandrovna Miroslavskaya
Biography (Back to the top)
Rosaline in her early teen
Feodora Alexandrovna Miroslavskaya was born Rosaline Deselene de Marmesont in the Duchy of Koniginsgerald, Auestriker Empire, in Central Auropia, to a family of Cerulean Konstruiertermenschen. The empire itself has always been a cryptofascist regime, and her community was allegedly where its modern ideology began. The Marmesont have had a fair share of involvement in their nation's history, ranging from Jean-Baptiste Theodore Marmesont who introduced railway into the country in 1805, or Joachim Heinrich Marmesont who was tried for war crimes against ethnic Yudenvolk citizens in the Second Global War. Rosaline's paternal grandfather is Dr. Jean-Baptiste de Marmesont, Graf von Blaustaat (a non-existent county, essentially landless nobleman). Despite living life to the highest definition of an Auestriker, her family does not necessarily hold a nationalist sentiment nor aristocratic tendency all the time, though they still hold neutral or even supportive views towards militarism. Since the first moment of her life, her parents put her and her twin brother, Etienne Desmoulin de Marmesont, in strict but coddling upbringing and education with success-oriented attitude that overlooked moral insights. Three years later, her brother Phillipe was born and received similar upbringing. As members of the Cerulean Konstruiertermenschen, the three were products of "genetic cultivation" and "home sciences" (which are just polite names given to hardline eugenics and euthenics).
Although Rosaline was born at the start of the Imperialists' War, her father (an aerospace engineer for the Imperial Auestriker Armed Forces) remained home for a few years with his family, postponing his leave until he was called to the Zitravian Front in 1992. It was due to these factors that the three children had always been raised in a closed environment. Within the circle of their large families, they did not attend school (despite receiving invitations to several prestigious schools) but was homeschooled by their parents or grandparents. From the age of five, the twins spoke fluent French and German. From the age of seven, they qualified for high school-level education. But their aspiring path was cut short when they were nine years old.
Striving for perfection and nothing less, Cerulean Konstruiermenschen refers to a eugenicist community of ever-changing size based in the Auestriker Empire. Starting from the 1880s as a group of noble families who sought to deal with the genetic effects of familial marriage, they eventually grew into a government project for the development of "an ideal Auestriker" -- golden hair, blue eyes, pale skin, and superior physical and mental intelligence. During the time of Austriker Fascist Republic in the early 1930s, members of the Cerulean had strong connections in the government, the military, and the intelligentsia and were considered, in a sense, "gods among men". However, once the Auestriker lost the Second Global War in 1949, the eugenics program was seen as one of the causes of the nation's war crimes. The community went back to its original families and some of them received their titles back once monarchy returned to the Auestriker Empire in 1952, in exchange for their loyalty. Their familial bonds slowly declined but the eugenics and euthenics principles remained intact, except the rules of marrying inside the community. Nowadays, there are 34,684 verified Cerulean Konstruiertermenschen and part-Cerulean people and their Auestriker members are likely all related and highly advised NOT to turn back to familial marriage. Nonetheless, they still live under strict family planning and raise their children in almost "by-the-book". If anything, they still gave to the world a century of studies in applied genetics, domestic science, child and family psychology and still have the bragging rights of raising their children better than you do yours.
Rosaline was considered the generation that is "ready to set out". Or in other words, no more genetically arranged marriage from within the community with fellow Konstruiermenschen, since every male Konstruiermensch she meets seems to always be her fourth cousin once removed and the like in one way or another. Nonetheless, the family has put high expectations on her future partner -- seeing that she is a "fine specimen" in terms of intelligence and appearance, albeit she is rather frail physically.
In 1995, the Imperialists' War was ended in a defeat for the Empire. It was not an embarrassing defeat -- almost a stalemate. Knowing this, the Kozavian Empire tried to exploit the losing side as much as possible. This meant a heavy reparation to pay and prisoners of war that couldn't be recalled. Rosaline's father was soon called to the prisoner of war camp in Zitravia, since the II Corps was captured at the near end of the war. In an ironic circumstance, the camp was no other place but Airbase Tundra which the II Corps built during the war. (See Auestriker Naukograd) However, it was obvious that the man himself was kept on the ground of his expertise. According to his contract (which was more coerced than willing), he was to work for the Kozavian Empire in the Zitravian Naukograd for 20 years and his status would remain "prisoner of war" rather than "employee". Still, there were many exceptions and compromises in the contract, thus enabling him to bring his family over to Zitravia and to maintain a fair lifestyle, even if rather modest.
Rosaline’s mother, Irene Therese de Marmesont, is a dedicated mother but an arrogant and vengeful person. She was determined that not even her husband’s status as a prisoner of war would mean that her children lived a difficult life. In addition, she knew that her children would have a hard time adjusting from the life of comfort at home to the austerity of the Naukograd. Thanks to Dr. Marmesont’s status as a respected scientist and his “bribes” to his “guards”, the family of five always was able to secure a little more food, clothes and books for themselves. But it still could not be helped that the Marmesont children grew up in an extremely closed environment with very tight rationing, since the Kozavian authority refused to give them “special treatments” and tried to treat them like common prisoners despite the contested legality in doing so. Feeling oppressed and restricted, Irene thought lowly of the Zitravian regime under Kozavian rule and intentionally taught her children that while the concept of the collective made sense and was important, they could and should live for themselves first, regardless of rules or laws as long as they could get away with it. She knew she might have been seen as a terrible mother for doing so, but she knew it was best. Rosaline grew up to understand exactly that, but was nonetheless a rather docile girl, albeit slightly spoiled and physically inactive.
Instead of being referred to simply as the Third Global War, the Imperialists' War (1985 - 1995) has been granted a fancy name that reflected its imperialist nature -- it was a war that stemmed from colonial conflicts which soon escalated into a field of opportunities for colonial powers to settle conflicts, whether old or new. Although starting as a series of unrelated conflicts, the factions soon became clear in the late 1980s – with the Kozavian Empire, the Papal States and Fracialian Empire on one side and the Anglicaen Empire, the Austriker Empire and the United Commonwealth of Eastern Atlanzian States on the other. The Kozavian Empire and its dominions only joined the war in its latter half, but its initiation of nuclear exchanges escalated the conflicts. As a result, the Empire was hit by 16 nuclear strikes, 3 of them were in Zitravia and 2 more were in Kozavia itself. The end of this war reshaped the global order and shifted the balance of power away from colonial powers to native regional powers.
Auestriker Empire was an archnemesis of the Kozavian Empire during the Imperialists' War, and its defeat meant that the furious and embittered Kozavian Empire was free to trample over it. In 1995, 1,500 Auestriker prisoners of war were handpicked for their expertise in military-related engineering and extradited to a Naukograd (science city) in Svarevna for the purpose of weapon research. According to their sentences, most members were to be put under labor for at least 20 years. One of the high-ranking members in the Auestriker POWS was Prof. Dr. Alexander Theodore de Marmesont, a 36-year-old aerospace engineer. After gaining permission from the Kozavian authority, his wife and children joined him in the Naukograd.
The Naukograd was essentially a city, with its own hospital, school, housing, emergency service, and utilities. For most parts, the "prisoners" had to take care of their own living condition, while living and working under the strict eye of Zitravian Gendarmerie. If anything broke, they had to fix it themselves while the Gendarmerie's only job was to watch them work and report on it and to prevent them from stepping out of the city without permission. This, however, also meant that their living standard certainly was above normal prisons and that they retained a sense of community. As a result, they kept their own culture and even refused to speak Russian or Ukrainian to their "jailors" and even demanded respect for their high-ranked officers and scientists. During the Revolution and the War of Independence, Dr. Marmesont made no movement and merely followed the Provisional Government. But as soon as the Civil War arrived, he defied Vice Admiral Yermirov's order to remain quiet (which was what they were supposed to do) and sided with Miroslavsky's Workers' Union who promised them freedom. By the time the Naukograd was dissolved and the prisoners of war were released, they had been in Zitravia for almost fifteen years. As the Auestriker Empire denied their request to immigrate back home, they were naturalized as Zitravgradian citizens and continued their duties to the new regime with more rights and freedom.
The three children did not see formal education again until 1997 but instead they had to go by with whatever books the library got and received a highly military-oriented education as the apprentices of their own parents, especially when the Naukograd’s status was changed from “prisoner camp” to “war factory”. Reportedly, Rosaline went to high school in the nearest town and would watch her father working with machines and engines and soon developed a fair knowledge in such fields. In 2000, a slight influx of Zitravian and Kozavian workers loosened the regulations and enabled some contacts of Auestriker “Naukogradians” with the outside world. Their rationing got more reasonable, the high-ranking officers, scientists and engineers got their personal quarters and most importantly, they were starting to earn actual wages rather than meager allowance – although none was allowed to return to the Auestriker Empire, nor did the Auestriker authority actually reacted to this. This renovation was credited to several angry appeals from Dr. Marmesont and his scientist colleagues, but also to the Zitravian mathematician and computer scientist who worked in collaboration to them – Dr. Konstantin Stepanovich Nedelykov. The man soon became a mentor for the young Marmesont children, and later had Rosaline enroll into university in his faculty. Thanks to him, the girl took a deep interest in computer science and mathematics, as well as his own works. Moreover, the girl would essentially live in the company of veteran soldiers, which normalized the idea of militarism in her mind.
Rosaline as a test plane
pilot, around 2004
"I had owed him my soul and I had loved and admired him since forever. Dr. Nedelykov was the first Zitravian or the first person outside my family at all, that I considered respectable -- and that was an understatement. I considered him a mentor and an example. I intentionally and respectfully overlooked his state as a suitor out of this." - Rosaline's description of her relationship with Nedelykov
In the year 2000, Dr. Konstantin Stepanovich Nedelykov duly arrived at the Auestriker Naukograd for a secret project. He was ordered to create a software that would revolutionize bureaucracy, now known as Paradoxical XII Ludus Latruncularius. It was the twelve extension of Nedelykov’s own Paradoxical Engine and it would become a seed of the man’s destiny. With its modified version still in use today, Paradoxical Engine is a software written for bureaucratic works, specifically to fit the Zitravian bureaucratic system in the 2000s. Each of its extension is for a specific branch of works – ranging from accountancy and state audit, to hospital records, to civil and military engineering, to citizens’ records, to law enforcement’s surveillance system, to the immigration bureau's records and Biometric software, etc. Despite being checked by other programmers, Nedelykov still managed to hack back into his own program and take control of Zitravian bureaucratic system again in 2007, thus starting the Zitravian Revolution.
Digital horrors are Nedelykov's specialty. Knowing that warfare might be moved onto information superhighway in the near future, he created Information Phantasmagoria to gain a step above all. It has a special effect that allows the user to move and manipulate an AI capable of processing it. Considered "instant hacking virus", the program has a certain set of codes that draws attention of semi-sentient to sentient artificial intelligence beings. The main functions of the program are to create an illusion of mind control. Within nine seconds of operation, the program will manage to overload an AI's calculation capabilities and shut down all its sensory hubs with "psychedelic" graphic and audio. Once exposed, an AI's mind might be left blank for the program to manipulate with repetitive information akin to brainwashing, or false information paired with sensory manipulation akin to gaslighting. Most notably, Nedelykov's cybernetic eyes (he was blind in his childhood) work well as a medium to force his way into an AI's mind via eye-to-eye connection he could operate. This would also work with another human wearing a cybernetic eye, although they might not be controlled entirely. In fact, some particularly free-thinking AIs might even deny the process.
It was not wrong to call Dr. Nedelykov a close and intimate friend of the Marmesont’s family. A genius himself and a man from an ancient aristocratic family, Nedelykov understood the upright and uptight way of life of the family and was fascinated by the children’s intelligence. He would use his connections to help them get into the State University of Providenska. Rosaline and Etienne then received student visa and stayed under Nedelykov’s remote care from the age of fourteen. However, Philippe only received middle school education then entered a military academy at the age of sixteen. Although under the watch of older children from the Naukograd, Rosaline adjusted terribly into the life in Providenska and her classes in the university -- she had never lived in a large city, let alone a foreign one, and she was a girl of fourteen in a class of students who were usually no younger than eighteen. Already docile, she would become withdrawn and quiet. She put herself above ordinary people and rejected the company of people she deemed as "simple-minded" and "lacking purposes", but at the same she also refused to get to know people to see if they were as simple as she thought them to be. With this mindset, she only made a few friends, but one who were like-minded and understanding of her intellect.
"To think that I gave my soul to this angel in order to enlighten her would not be so incorrect. She learned everything I had to give in only a few years, but what exhausting years that was. I love her -- if I was a writer, she would be a muse, perhaps? This little Rosaline, almost two decades younger than myself, would fascinate me so much that I found myself in such enamour. But in the end, the wall between us remained unbroken." - Nedelykov on Rosaline
Although interested in medical science at first due to her family’s history with eugenics and euthenics, Rosaline took after Nedelykov and went for mathematics and later computer science. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2003 and a Master's degree in Computer Science in 2004, both from the State University of Providenska. During then, she was considered Nedelykov’s most well-known apprentice and was seen together "quite too often" (as quoted by Nedelykov's colleagues.) This was partially also because she had a hard time adjusting herself to the world outside and needed his advice and companionship to get around the places. Moreover, Rosaline would have a very "intimate" friendship with his younger sister, Elena Nedelykova. Once she graduated in 2004, she was immediately recalled to work in the Naukograd as a technician by her father who was fearing that the relationship between his daughter and her “mentor” (and perhaps also his sister) would go beyond apprenticeship, especially when Nedelykov was 20 years older than her and was married (even if it was arranged and he had always been separated with his wife since their wedding until their divorce in 2004). Indeed, Rosaline was extremely close to her mentor and he ""loved"" her in a complicated sense that he never explained until far too late.
"In the morning, we would meet at his office. He would offer me a cup of tea. I would decline, and he would insist, to which I gave in. In the afternoon, I would see him at his daily inspection. We did not speak, and could not, but he would smile at me. In the evening, he would visit at the window of my room and we would talk for perhaps an hour before he would give me a farewell for the night. It was a prudent yet daring flirtation, adapted into our routines." - Rosaline on the early stage of her relationship
Back to the Naukograd, Rosaline's main duties were assisting her father and being an interpreter between Zitravian and Auestriker staffs. From gun prototypes to test planes, from battlestation interface to secret communication language -- her expertise varied although strictly for military uses. There, she continued to put her parents in deep concerns when it came to suitors – most of whom seemed to be older, influential men, as Rosaline rejected most men in her age. Once Nedelykov left, Kazimir Ivanovich Miroslavsky entered. Assigned as the new “authority” of the Auestriker Naukograd, Miroslavsky was different from the literal prison guard who came before him – polite, chivalrous (read: pretentious), highly intellectual and capable of civilized conversations. Of course, he would be concerned when this man was obviously interested in his daughter. Miroslavsky was a man who practically had authority over their lives and was at least 15 years older than the young woman he was pursuing, but he was free from ties unlike Nedelykov and came from a rather free-willed middle class family. For Rosaline, he stood out from other men, whether by his obvious charm or intellect -- or the more subtle atmosphere of control and dominance. All she had to do was showing him the slightest bit of reciprocation, and he began to pursue her relentlessly. Miroslavsky was far from the first man who tried to pursue her, but he was the first man who would not go away even if turned down. Rosaline quickly yielded but it took much more time until the family gave in and Rosaline was soon engaged to him. Her engagement document was the first document ever to give her the Russian name of “Feodora Alexandrovna”, which her fiance chose for her and which would be the source of resentment for some people who had known her before. According to Miroslavsky himself, Feodora is a female Slavic variant of her father’s middle name, admitting that he respects his father-in-law to an extent (especially in the few moments when they are not fighting).
scared her a lot
"One night after dinner, we sat at the table in the table in the Autorität's [Miroslavsky] office. My parents on one side, the Autorität on the other side. He was still tending from the wound on his eye -- I was told that my father and the Autorität had a fairly brutal fight, and I was to be blamed for this. Then, I was told that Autorität Miroslavsky had asked my father's permission to ask for my hand in a marriage. 'What outrageous question. My daughter is not even twenty, and you are halfway through your thirties.' I remembered my father saying exactly these sentences. 'Preying upon vulnerabilities of a young woman, you almost repulse me, Miroslavsky.' And for a moment, my future husband looked at me for a split second, then back at my father and replied with 'Only almost? Gracious goodness, my dear father, I shall be eternally grateful for your consideration!' Needless to say, he received another round of beating." - Rosaline on the agreement of her engagement
Initially, the Miroslavsky family, now consisting of Vladimir Petrovich, Aurora Andrevna and Catherine Pavlova (Kazimir Ivanovich's paternal grandparents and mother, respectively), had a poor opinion on her, but still agreed on the ground that Kazimir was such an independent character and would not change his mind from her. In the late autumn of 2004, her fiancé would be recalled to Providenska to a new position. Now provided with connections (and a man willing to pay for it), Feodora Alexandrovna was allowed to continue her education at the University of Providenska where she met Nedelykov who was understandably shocked and appalled by the news of her engagement. Unbeknownst to her fiance and under Nedelykov's patronage, she was also employed by the secret service as a cryptographer officer and remained under their pay role until the eventual collapse of the Kozavian-ruled administration in late 2007. (Nedelykov was hired as a cryptographer in the secret service during the war and still worked as its mathematician – the secret service was a part of the Army, not to be confused with the secret police, although they were related.) In the spring the next year, Miroslavsky went under an interrogation under the accusation of fraternization with Auestriker staffs, which was mostly a fraud play to accuse him of the assassination attempt on Governor-General Deryzsky which happened a year ago. Feodora did her best to stay at his side, as he became more paranoid and demanding of her attention. While she initially thought she had nothing to do with whatever happening with Zitravian internal strifes, Miroslavsky and Nedelykov were knee-deep in and pulling strings. Feodora’s role in assisting the secret police investigate the Gendarmerie was obscure, but mostly credited to be capable of hacking the Gendarmerie’s A.I. officers with relative ease. This event frightened her since she had made herself known as someone’s enemy, although she did not know whom exactly. Nonetheless, her fiance’s family soon became accepting of her.
Kazimir Ivanovich had probably heard of Nedelykov once or twice, but he was becoming increasingly jealous and paranoid. He began to eavesdrop her conversations via a spy device in her necklace, allegedly as early as early 2005. Purely by chance, he had discovered one of his most important rivals in the game of Zitravian revolutionary politics. Not to startle his fiancée, he decided to keep her away from politics, including Nedelykov’s and his own involvements in anything remotely political. Nonetheless, she was too intelligent and curious for him to contain, and Nedelykov poured his blood in her body (figuratively, why would anyone do that literally?), revealing several hints of what he was going to do. Feodora graduated with a doctorate in early 2006, at the age of twenty, then continued to work in the State University, the Naukograd, and the secret service all at once. Only in early 2007 did Nedelykov leave for an aerospace base in Kasgalamov for “a change of altitude” – an excuse he usually used in reference to his poor health. Feodora suspected him of something but chose to keep quiet, which was not useful considering that Miroslavsky had always been listening to them.
”May fortune stay with you, professor, and please take care of your health. You do not seem so well lately.”
"Thus why it will suit me to be in the south, Rosa. Our chosen paths will not rely on fortune, dear Rosaline. Mine relies on the errors of my rivals. Blessings upon you, my dear. Pass my regards to your family… write me letters."
- An excerpt from a conversation between Marmesont and Nedelykov, recorded on spy device. The latter was understood to have meant emails rather than actual letters.
Even the fascists had two sides inside them... Led by Vice Admiral Nikolai Stepanovich Yermirov, the republican fascists were in support of a fascist republic run by a regime of military officers, free from the influence of a monarchy. It had its own struggles before forming into a small, but crucial faction filled with the top brass of the Armed Forces in the early 2000s, with its heart in the Zitravian Navy. Meanwhile, Dr. Konstantin Stepanovich Nedelykov was more of an aristocrat who wished to preserve the shape and form of the Zitravian ruling class -- the old elites. He rooted for the return of the pre-Kozavian monarchy. the Yaroslav dynasty. Although both were covered with the blanket term of "fascism" thanks to their far-right stances, they were drastically different and not even the brotherly bond would hold Nedelykov and Yermirov together to the end.
Prof. Dr. Denis Anatoleyevich Mefimsky's opposition towards the Kozavian Rule started from the tamed and reserved environment of the University of Providenska but soon was translated into something people could digest. Essentially socialistic, pro-worker rights and anti-monarchy, the Workers' Union was considered radical and dangerous by the Kozavian authority (and frankly by other factions as well). Since their ideology attracted common people, the Workers' Union's strength was in the number of supporters. The Workers' Union later became the Workers' Party under the leadership of Premier Miroslavsky, but its founders are no longer sure if its ideology still remains.
"Errors of my rivals" was directed at Miroslavsky. Nedelykov knew, even if late into his plot, that he was being listened to. In fact, Nedelykov had been feeding Miroslavsky with half-true, half-false statements and insulted him countless of times through this. Meanwhile, Nedelykov’s half-brother, Vice-Admiral Nikolai Stepanovich Yermirov, took over the Naukograd for weapon production via indirect command while he himself took over the main Zitravian fleet. Feodora herself was no longer bound to the secret service and the Naukograd. Howover, she was also highly familiar with Nedelykov’s Paradoxical Engine as well as countless of programming and machinery used by the Zitravian military. Once the sabotage arrived on 12 August 2007, she knew by the very least some ways to get around it.
Dr. Nedelykov is a man of complex operations -- even more so than Miroslavsky. In 1996, he started writing a calculator program named Paradox, which soon grew into a more complex software with several extensions (Equinox Paradox for date and time calculator, Avaritia Paradox for accounting, etc., etc.) But its final extension was "Licentia Paradoxical" which was a brute force hacking program that slowly ate into the Zitravian Regional GovSys (Government's System) and into all public systems while erasing its own footprints. If Nedelykov's interrogation is reliable at all, 12 August 2007 was not the day he was ready, but rather a month before. But before then, he left his 32 GB RAM desktop computer running a 5 TB heavy software on the high-speed connection from 2001 to 2006, just to get hijacked on the day of operation.
The sabotage lasted almost 12 days, during which electricity, telephone lines and internet were not working (except some places that had their own generators -- a minor detail for Nedelykov anyway.) His targets were the bureaucracy and the law enforcement who, as he wanted, failed flat to preserve order in the capital city and other strategic locations.
Knowing that he could be killed at any time, Miroslavsky kept his fiancée by his side when he was involved in combat during the War of Independence against the Kozavian Empire and the Collaborators’ Civil War against Vice-Admiral Yermirov’s troops. (It was notably in an "If I die, we both die" attitude. ) She would contribute to war efforts through more technical works. During the entirety of the Provisional Government, she stayed behind her fiancee and this would become her normal habit for much of her future career.
Feodora in 2007 with
her mother-in-law's cat
It sure was angery
Original Source here
For most of the year 2009, Feodora Alexandrovna was mainly in the military intelligence and tech support, taking supportive roles in the Workers' Union's military operations. In July 2009, she was brought into the Kremlin and informed that she was now the First Lady of the newfound United Federation of Zitravgrad and the date of her wedding was fixed on 28 February 2010. Her life as the First Lady started out smooth and she was soon accustomed to a life in a closed-off world that was arranged for her. However, the newfound state did not know how to react with the spouse of their brand-new revolutionary leader. It was only correct for a woman unknown by the public to stand behind her husband. The rest of 2009 became increasingly difficult for her as her works became more and more complex and her personal life was more and more taken away. Although sometimes ridden with suicidal thoughts, her only one attempt at all was a few weeks before she was married in February 2010; she tried to overdose herself on sleeping pills in the moment of ambivalence and overwhelming stress but was prevented by her fiance, who would become understandably upset about it. Not for the first time, she doubted the man she was going to marry. But she eventually was convinced that her doubts were just a natural thing.
"My life consists of moving from one closed world to another. Don’t expect anything new – it will become routine after long enough. As long as my mind is intact, I am free in a sense. Thoughts can never be restrained." - Feodora Alexandrovna on her lifestyle
After her marriage, her life gradually became more balanced as she goes back and forth between her works, her husband and her children, all under the security measures of the Kremlin. Even so, she is still rather critical of her husband’s politics and there are still some suspicion surrounding her former involvements with Prof. Dr. Nedelykov (who has been under house arrest after the Civil War ended) and the Auestriker Naukograd – none of which was avoidable. Otherwise, she has been quiet and obedient. Curiously, she is rarely allowed to speak on her own to the public and never appears outside alone, not only because of her husband’s protectiveness and her status, but also because of the nature of her career. This understandably makes the public overlook her role as a scholar (let alone one of military science) and focuses more on her role’s as the Premier’s spouse – mostly preferring to gloss over her public appearance and style over any substance. However, her role in the Revolution and the Civil War would later be explored and became a subject of surprise.
2009 Questioning (June-August 2009): Almost immediately after his rise to power, Miroslavsky and the high-ranking officers in his faction were brought under some accusations of the violations of the Convention of Genessa, including but not limited to recruitment of adolescent soldiers, taking of hostages, denial of medical attention to opposing civilians and attacks on medical and non-combatant enemy units as well as targeted extermination of Kozavian-born citizens. Inevitably, the investigation led to what Feodora Alexandrovna was doing during the war. In the fashion of her ancestors, she denied that certain actions were war crimes and was a firm believer that everything was justified if they had taken to calling any event a war. Otherwise, she played the role of a background figure -- she was directly under Miroslavsky's command and could be called at any time for technial issues -- including armament.
"Napalm is just a flammable liquid. We have long utilized flammable liquids."
"Madam, this flammable liquid sticks to your skin when it burns... and it's illegal to use against civilian."
"Civilians with guns in a civil war are not civilians to an Auestriker."
"Ah, so this is why the damn Circassian [Miroslavsky] married an Auestriker!" - Feodora Alexandrovna and her husband's lawyer, 2009
They've got each other's
back but only when she
is fully awake, if at all
Crypto-Fascist Terrorist Attacks (March 2011 - June 2013): A series of seemingly unconnected terrorist attacks made by people who supported the now-defunct republican fascist or merely opposed the new regime in general -- there were four events which happened in four completely different positions. However, all were targetting something of strategic important: 1) attempted bombing of Ministry of Commerce in Providenska (March 2011) 2) hacking of the beta test of national database (September 2011) 3) mass shooting in a Catholic church by two "extremists" (July 2012) and 4) assassination attempt on the Premier with an A.I. disguised as his secretary (June 2013)
Sephisramia Crisis (September 2015): Now paranoid and untrusting of his own men above others, Miroslavsky made what could be considered his biggest blunder in this crisis. When an old supercomputer used for space-related expeditions was hacked and destroyed from distance, the Premier was quick to scout the rank of his own computer scientists since he had been backstabbed by one and found his mortal enemy in another. However, the situation eventually cleared up as his intelligence found that it was a foreign operation and managed to prevent the next cyberattack. This event alone made the public questioned Miroslavsky's infallability like never before and it was perhaps the most mentally difficult crisis in his entire career. Feodora Alexandrovna was one of the main suspects of this conspiracy on the ground that she was the one closest to the Ministry of Defense's system although not a sysadmin herself. She was put under house arrest in high-surveillance research station for two months, which put a dent in her relationship with her husband.
Constitutional Change (November - December 2016): During the Constitutional Change, a question was raised: "If Zitravgrad was to be run by elected representatives, should Zitravgradian A.I. population be subjected to similar practice?" An ardent opponent of the old system, Miroslavskaya and her peers proposed that the position of A.I. representative be created, earning the support of technocrats who were deeply aware that A.I. population being free would also mean less surveillance for human population -- the old system imposed "administration mode" to control every single A.I. and would in turn see and hear through their senses. It was an overall success and the old system was eliminated when the Constitution was finalized.
2017 Basdon Conflict (April 2017 - February 2019): Utterly uninterested in her husband's political longevity, Feodora was more concerned about how the regional conflict could be a foreign operation and a start of an all-out civil war. In fact, she was dissatisfied with the Prime Minister's compromise and lighthanded approach and had to be reminded that it was not yet a war and any crossing of the line might mean hanging her head on a line. However, she came to term with the man and his wife soon enough to not create an infighting in the heart of Zitravian administration.
Appearance and Health (Back to the top)
Pure-bred Konstruiertermensch, Feodora Alexandrovna boasts the ideal Auestriker appearance – slender, with golden hair, bright blue eyes, and pale, porcelain-like skin. Still, she is rather short and small due to the restricted nutrition in her growing years and her early adoption of smoking habit. Her expression remains at a soft, innocent and melancholy look, but rarely with a smile. Due to her sheltered upbringing, she is very sensitive to sunlight and weathers and apparently rather insecure about her appearance. Moreover, she seems to look even smaller when nervous or uncomfortable. She wears her hair short but meticulously curled. According to descriptions from those who have come across her, her beauty is rather of ‘eerie, inhuman kind’ which looks ‘more like a doll than a woman’. The First Lady is considered a fashionable woman, although more inclined to an old-fashioned (as in vintage, not conservative) style of clothing.
Like any ‘pseudo-vintage woman’, she smokes as a mean to relieve her stress and drinks in social occasions, although her drinking capacity is not as frightening as her smoking habit. Her generation is considered unfit for further familial marriage. Feodora is frail, small, clinically depressed and prone to petty illnesses. She used to be slightly underweight, though fortunately, she is not bearing any major physical flaws (beyond what is mentioned). Excessive labour is absolutely not recommended for her and she only enjoys light exercise. Thanks to modern artificial womb technology, Feodora has never actually been in pregnant or given birth to any of her four children, having etonogestrel implant (long-term birth control) and preferring to not feel the pain of childbirth or risking her frail body with months upon months of pregnancy. According to her, it does not make her "less of a mother" than other mothers.
It's either "work hard and play hard" or "dissociative
Personal Health Evaluation
Engineered Human (Konstruiertermenschen)
160 cm (Below Average)
45 kg (In Range for Healthy Weight)
CRL (Unique to Cerulean – AVOID TRANSFUSION)
Physical Health Quotient (PHQ-I)
Zeta (Extremely Poor Physique and Immunity)
Intellectual Intuition Quotient (IIQ)
Alpha (Extremely High Learning and Memory Capacity)
Psychological Health Quotient (PHQ-II)
Delta (Slightly Below Average Psychological Health)
Education (Back to the top)
Although the first 14 years of her life was in homeschooling, Feodora Alexandrova excels academically. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics. All her studies have been influenced by her father and her mentor’s expertise and hence have an inclination for military technology. Otherwise, she still retains some interests for natural sciences and medicine – although she is not more reliable than experts in respective fields. She speaks four languages – French and German as native languages and later Russian and English to fit into the Zitravian society. Nonetheless, she is an Auestriker at heart, well-versed in Auestriker history and its ideology and theories of war.
Intellectually, Miroslavskaya is still not a hand-on person, preferring to contemplate and calculate in her seat (perhaps as an ironic replacement of philosophical pondering). A prodigy since childhood, she has eidetic memory, with precise and spontaneous mental calculation prowess. With such extent of memory and calculating power, she is capable of handling many intellectual tasks but has issues processing emotional questions. She operates on rationality, or at least what she believes to be rationality, separating reason and emotion for individual assessments rather than considering their intertwined ties. As a result, she would try not to let her emotions and physical needs get into the way of her works but either by ignoring them or satisfying them more than she needs. Lacking talents in fine arts and social sciences, she makes up for this by not talking about them.
For a reason, Feodora has a resentment towards ‘philosophical discussion’, naming philosophy to be something on the same level as alchemy – a protoscience that led to modern sciences but had outlived its usefulness. However, most people label her a staunch humanist and nihilist who believes that humans create their own explanation to the world that is in fact meaningless on its own. Her liking for trans-postmodern literature might add to this. Her career largely involves weapon research, intelligence service, A.I. development, cryptography, and information technology in military use. Perhaps it is indeed better to hide the true extent of her power and authority from the public – Feodora Alexandrovna is practically the Zitravgradian military database itself. "Like a true Auestriker", she has a high commitment to duty and ideology, but can also live a personal life that is a face-heel turn of her work.
Personality and Personal Life (Back to the top)
Her birth name reflects her personality and her mother's egoistic nature well: "Rosaline" means "Little Rose" and "Deselene" is a goddess in Auestriker National Pantheon -- Goddess of the Moon, the Night, Wisdom, Knowledge, Intuition and Death. (How does one just jump to intuition to death? No idea.) Feodora Alexandrovna is generally perceived as a quiet, well-mannered and slightly nervous young woman, but conceals a completely malicious and highly condescending side to her personality. Her perceived intelligence is also more of “book smart” than anything. She is also rather sensitive and insecure, both physically and emotionally. Overall, people perceive her as delicate, demure and sweet but this doesn’t mean she is naïve or genuine – she maintains a façade of professionalism and aloofness while being all too ready to retaliate against anyone or anything that remotely discomforts her -- like a soft rabbit small enough to fit in your hands but bites you when it doesn't like you. Her nervous, downhearted attitude could be credited to how closely she is being watched on daily basis by the Kremlin's security service.
Outside of work, her life seems to revolve not only around her husband and children but also herself, and especially her husband as she is subordinated to him is every way imaginable, even at work. She also has a tendency to spoil her children but expects academic success from them even more so than her husband. Unlike her husband who clearly maintains a sense of favouritism towards their children, she treats them all equally and gives them the intellectual and emotional guidance as appropriate for their age. Her relationship with her husband’s family might start off badly, but now both sides have come to an understanding and maintained some respect towards each other. Outside her family, she does not have a lot of friends but maintains excellent professional relationships. She knows how to gain trust and make full use of subordinates while remaining cordial with superiors and colleagues without developing personal friendship with them (not sure if good trait or not here). Her relationship with her parents and siblings remains good as ever.
The First Lady treasures her appearance, time and personal space. She dresses well and never appears outside her own room with unruly appearance. As a woman of high status, she has all the excuses to enjoy the finest things money could offer and is not shy to admit her taste, to which her husband gleefully complies. She could be (and has been) easily mistaken for a trophy wife with such an attitude. She has a taste for diamonds, furs (apologies to animal activists protesting at the window), expensive cosmetics and sweets, which are likely an acquired taste considering how harsh and austere her life was before being engaged. Physically, she is not active but has been seen just following her husband around and judging his skills at anything he is doing. She is not a very outdoor or morning person – fresh air in the morning is almost an alien concept to her, totally not worth waking up and losing sleep for.
Strangely enough, she does not have many talents in the arts, as if she was made solely for mathematics and not much else. In her free time, she likes to cook, garden or play with the family’s pets. Feodora Alexandrovna is notably fond of patisserie, flowers, and small animals. (Mostly cats and rabbits, maybe not chihuahua unfortunately.) Within her husband's presence, she is usually the submissive one and admittedly somewhat nervous when he raises his voice or goes cold in her presence, but it is usually him who has to go all the lengths to please her and he has likely accepted it as one of the downsides of marrying a much younger wife. She could, if threatened, act innocent and oblivious, and would cry fake tears to get out of an unpleasant situation, fully aware that her husband virtually worships her as the last straw to his sanity. While not manipulative on her own, she has a certain kind of charm that draws not only physical but deep intellectual reverence of her.
Feodora Alexandrovna is also highly aware that being a prodigy from the start means that she has to outperform herself or else she will fall into mediocrity. This leads to some amount of stress as she tries to balance her ambitions with her personal life in which she inevitably takes a much more passive role. From time to time, she might have a moment of insecurity and sorrow, which she covers with morbid humour. This regresses her mentality somewhat, thanks to her yearning of her younger, easier days. She usually makes no effort to hide that she is under stress, but also finds it hard to actually get rid of it, relying on her husband’s care almost completely in this matter. Feodora Alexandrovna does indeed suffer from clinical depression and has been under treatments for at least four years – a combination of consulting with therapists and medications. Following these, there have been rumours of domestic abuse and trust issues between her and her husband. None of these have been confirmed and there has been no solid proof of it. While not violent, she has an unhealthily casual attitude towards death and suicide and morbid fear of aging and losing her beauty.
- - No one in her family actually talks about their engineered human origin anymore, for good. But they do not seem to particularly feel bad about having a few people in the family hung for war crimes in the late 1940s.
- She used to be more "normal" in her teenage days and we are talking about a university student kind of "normal" -- enjoying outings with friends, eating fast food and playing video games. In fact, her style of talking varies from person to person – she might be formal and distant with one person and casual and childlike with another.
- Her favourite flower is damask rose, as apparent in her choice of perfume, soap, etc. In her freer time (more free than average free time), she enjoys chess, reading and going to a spa or salon. In short, she does like the concept of making her needs someone else’s responsibilities, although she does not always indulge in that. Not so coincidentally, Deselene's symbol is damask rose, white rabbit, sapphire and complete nonchalant towards death itself.
Some more photos of the First Lady
Political Views and Works
The entirety of her public image is the media's misinterpretation of her, caused by the secrecy of her careers -- a woman who obediently and quietly stands behind her immeasurably dominant husband and whose job includes the usual academic activities. In reality, she has a unique set of opinions and a more subtle influence behind him -- the the extent that her husband's political party does not consider her an ally. While she has not spoken much in public, it is known in private that she is a technocrat of textbook definition – a supporter of scientific and technological advancement, freedom of speech and a promoter of governance by expertise rather than a political campaign. Otherwise, she is either the average centrist or someone beyond the usual left-right spectrum. She also has a generally positive view towards democracy although she has worded that Zitravgradian democracy “doesn’t do anything for you, but rather keeps you from complaining for a while”. She is not the one for overly stiff discipline or a militaristic rule over civilian affairs, believing that a space for individuality is required regardless of the worldly situation at any given time. (In short, it is not "the military ruling the people" but rather "the military unbothered by the people", which is an Auestriker model.) Still, individuality does not automatically mean equality. Feodora still believes that humans are in no way made equal and there is no mean to ensure absolute equality among men – only means to relieve the gap of inequality. While she does not believe in birth right (as in aristocracy), she believes that genetics, economic situation, upbringing and education create men and shape their future and that some people are born privileged and there is nothing wrong with it. Thanks to this, she is not beyond making judgement of character based on people’s formal education and career.
Miroslavskaya is not keen on authoritarianism but understands that certain issues need more than sweet talk and convincing. Since she works mostly in secret military locations, she understands more than others the necessity of security (and perhaps even of extremities in methodology). In the matter of education and healthcare, she does believe that private schools and hospitals should exist as alternatives. She also strongly supports automation, A.I. rights and liberal eugenics, which advocates enhancing human characteristics and capacities through the use of reproductive technology and human genetic engineering, as opposed the old kind of eugenics which had been a tool of discrimination utilized by governments. Somehow, her name as controversial as her husband who has been a military strongman leader with war crime accusations and political purges in portfolio. As a scientist working with the military, she usually sides with the Armed Forces in its rivalry with the Commissariat of Internal Affairs. Strangely enough, the First Lady has not been very vocal about women's rights in comparison to the First Ladies in other nations. Context of gender rarely exists in her professional life and she strictly believes that her personal values are not as relevant to the public as others make them to be. Her family values are conservative and even somewhat traditionalist. Interestingly, she makes for a submissive and obedient wife at home, going in exact opposite direction to her entire image of a working woman and a leading academic, as well as a woman of military science. While not exactly the most publicly acclaimed First Lady, Miroslavskaya maintains just about enough power to shake her husband’s regime via military secrets. This is why she is under such tight security and control that even the Premier himself is less well-guarded than her… and unfortunately also why she is always under some suspicion when something happens.
Her view regarding religion is an awkward one. Her ‘ethics’ and ‘morality’ might contain some ‘questionably questionable questions’, as she does not subscribe to any religious belief and will not hear any of it. She appears to despise the concept of being religious more than religions themselves; hence, she strongly supports the separation of church and state, which will be very ironic if she indeed follows something that is basically called Auestriker National Pantheon, a pseudo-religion "written up" in 1900s as a thinly-veiled state worship based on old pagan mythology of Central Auropia combined with "fictional element. But that is however the entire point of the National Pantheon -- it was made up and Feodora Alexandrovna believes that religion was a made-up concept long utilized as a tool for societal order. In regards to her social beliefs, she is mainly progressive, believing in individual rights to bodies and personal lives including same-sex marriage, family planning, abortion, and euthanasia.
Pictures (Back to the top)
The little black dress, except that it's floor length
When we say she sees less intelligent minds as toys,
we don't really mean this but close enough
Like husband, like wife. They need their smoke.
More black dress because why not?
Allegedly one of the dresses approved by the Premier,
mostly for not showing skin at all
Could be an official photo but side profile is a little
bit too cliche and the Premier has done it.
Stretchy sassy little Feodora, taken in her late teen.
The more controversial photo here, but we
consider it safe to publish. What's the fuss?
Beach attire, because why not?
She is so small, her feet don't even reach the floor.
That wall is not even high or anything.
Talking about yet another glamorous outfit.
We are running out of funny captions here.
Headache is the most common occurence in her brain.
The First Lady and her daughter Elizaveta,
when the girl was a wee baby.