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Offline Lady Macduff

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Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
« on: July 21, 2013, 01:34:25 PM »
Reading excerpts from Nicholas' Ekaterinburg diary, and he keeps referencing a pop eyed guard that he finds particularly unpleasant. Does anyone know who he is referring to?
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Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 04:46:28 PM »
If you can give me some dates for the entries, I'll check in my Russian edition of the tsar's diary. It's amply footnoted and may have more info.
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Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 06:59:54 PM »
26 April/ 9 May - "My enemy the pop eyed one - on duty instead of Ukraintsev - came out walking with us."

27 April/10 May - "After tea, the pop eyed one came again and asked each of us how much money we had."

As far as I can tell that is the only two times he is mentioned. The second one is leading me to believe it's Avdeyev.
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Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 07:56:48 AM »
It looks like he's identified as Boris Vladimirovich Didkovsky. (This is the book I'm referring to.)
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Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 10:05:12 PM »
Sarah comes through again! Many thanks.
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