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Offline Father Gregory

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Botkin grave at Nevsky Cemetery
« on: July 19, 2009, 12:54:38 PM »
Can someone please help me identify this grave?  I was told by my guide that it was Dr. Eugene Botkin, but I now realize that this cannot be true since his remains were buried with Tsar Nicholas II and family at Peter and Paul Cathedral.  I also do not believe it is his father, who was court physician to Tsar Alexander II and Alexander III.

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Re: Botkin grave at Nevsky Cemetery
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 01:46:55 PM »
I believe it is his father's grave too, or his bother's, perhaps. I think he was Eugenii Sergeevich Botkin, and I see name 'Serge' there.
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Re: Botkin grave at Nevsky Cemetery
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 05:52:59 PM »
I don't think it is his father, Sergei Petrovich Botkin (18321889), because of the date 1910, unless I'm reading it wrong.  Can someone translate what else it says?

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Re: Botkin grave at Nevsky Cemetery
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 06:10:51 PM »
Боткин, Сергей Сергеевич (18591910) врач, коллекционер, сын С. П. Боткина. (not grave caption, but I have found this across web)

I am pretty sure it is Eugenie's brother, and son of Serge Petrovich Botkin.  

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Re: Botkin grave at Nevsky Cemetery
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 06:15:52 PM »
Wow! Thank you so much for clearing this up!! :)

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Re: Botkin grave at Nevsky Cemetery
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009, 09:06:06 PM »
I can't believe a guide told you it was Dr. Eugene Botkin!!  :o

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Re: Botkin grave at Nevsky Cemetery
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 04:39:34 PM »
She also made a big deal about how Catherine the Great was looking across at her favorite grandson, Alexander I, in the first room we went through on tour of the Alexander Palace.  The portrait of Catherine II is very famous and the other portrait is below.  I now know that is is Nicholas I.  As an aside, she was very nice.