Teffi (1872 – 1952) was the pseudonym of Nedezhda Buchinskaya née Lokhvitskaya. She was a humorist and mainstay of the satirical magazine Satiricon. She left Russia after the October Revolution of 1917, going first to Istanbul, then Paris, where she settled until the end of her life. Teffi was prolific and published many stories in émigré journals as well as being an accomplished memoirist.