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« on: July 12, 2013, 06:13:32 PM »
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I have found some information on a former sailor who had a role in the final months of the IF. From the book "the Russian Revolution and the Baltic Fleet": Stoker 1st Cl. pavel Khokhriakov a 25 year old rating from the Zaria Svobody (Dawn of Freedom ex Imperator Alexander II a old battleship/training ship). He arrived in the Urals in September 1917 where he was elected the head of the Ekaterinburg Red Guard. In March 1918 he was sent to Tobolsk to bring the former imperial family back to Ekaterinberg' as chairman of the Tobolsk Soviet he prevented their escape and ensured that they were escorted to Ekaterinberg-and death." He was later killed in the civil war. He was one of 40,000 Baltic fleet sailors who went home during the summer to winter 1917 period to spread the revolution. One other was Stephen Vaganov who helped kill the IF.

The book gives the following sources; TShSV, Vol1 413; Krasnyi flot 1924 no1,40: S Zhakharov, "P.D. Khokriakov (Sverdovsk 1959), 11-40: A.D. Avdeev. 'Nikolai Romanov v Tobol'ske I v Ekaterinburge (Iz vospominanii komendanta)', Kransnaia nov, 1928 no.5 187-201.

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« on: July 13, 2013, 04:38:39 PM »
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One other man who wore a sailors uniform but was not a sailor was V.V. Yakovlev who escorted Nicholas, Alexandra and maria to Ekaterinburg. according to the book "The Russian Revolution" his real name was Konstantin  Miachin born in 1886. Joined the party in 1905 took part in many "Expropriations". In 1911 he was living in Belgium. After the February/march 1917 in December 1917 he joined the Cheka. In April 1918 he was given the job from lenin to take the Nicholas to Moscow. post may 1918 he served in the red Army in October 1918 he defected to the Whites. He was arrested by the Czechs later fled to China went back to Russia where he was jailed. he was later freed made commander of a prison camp then he was arrested again and shot.
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« on: July 14, 2013, 12:33:22 PM »
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I have found some information on a former sailor who had a role in the final months of the IF. From the book "the Russian Revolution and the Baltic Fleet": Stoker 1st Cl. pavel Khokhriakov a 25 year old rating from the Zaria Svobody (Dawn of Freedom ex Imperator Alexander II a old battleship/training ship). He arrived in the Urals in September 1917 where he was elected the head of the Ekaterinburg Red Guard. In March 1918 he was sent to Tobolsk to bring the former imperial family back to Ekaterinberg' as chairman of the Tobolsk Soviet he prevented their escape and ensured that they were escorted to Ekaterinberg-and death." He was later killed in the civil war. He was one of 40,000 Baltic fleet sailors who went home during the summer to winter 1917 period to spread the revolution. One other was Stephen Vaganov who helped kill the IF.

The book gives the following sources; TShSV, Vol1 413; Krasnyi flot 1924 no1,40: S Zhakharov, "P.D. Khokriakov (Sverdovsk 1959), 11-40: A.D. Avdeev. 'Nikolai Romanov v Tobol'ske I v Ekaterinburge (Iz vospominanii komendanta)', Kransnaia nov, 1928 no.5 187-201.

I hope this is of some use or interest.


Wasn't Pavel Khokhriakov primarily responsible for the cruel death by drowning of Bishop Hermogen, in the Irtysh River, because Hermogen had vigorously resisted Bolshevik authority in the region? Or am I thinking of someone else?
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« on: April 01, 2014, 04:32:00 PM »
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Yes according to the book Fall of the Romanovs he was. The book also has him being elected chairman of the Tobolsk Soviet on  9 April 1918. He was also in charge of of taking OTAA to Ekterinberg. He was killed while fighting the White army on 17 August 1918.
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« on: April 02, 2014, 02:48:56 PM »
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Yes according to the book Fall of the Romanovs he was. The book also has him being elected chairman of the Tobolsk Soviet on  9 April 1918. He was also in charge of of taking OTAA to Ekterinberg. He was killed while fighting the White army on 17 August 1918.
Hmmm. Only outlived his captives by a month. Was that some form of  rough justice or karma?
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« on: April 03, 2014, 04:07:31 PM »
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Living in Russia during the Civil war was sort of "unhealthy" Sailors of the Russian navy were some of the most reliable troops in the Red army in 1918 because of their high morale and loyalty to the Bolo cause. as a result they were sometimes thrown into the hottest combat in 1918. All sides in the Russian civil war found the Sailors technical skills usefull they were used to man armored trains, artillery pieces and machine guns. Also note of the 9 Cheka shooters who killed the imperial family. Medvedev died of typhus while a POW, Vaganov was killed by peasants in late 1918 and 4 we know nothing about their fates or anything else about them.
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« on: April 11, 2014, 04:10:26 PM »
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I should also point out the Cheka had a number of combat units under its command. In the Civil war period they were used to act as screen detachments follow red army formations and shoot anyone who attempted to run from the battlefield. They also took part in the forced requitioning of food from the peasants which helped cause the largest series of peasant uprisings in Russian history. Add to this they were in combat against White partisans , bandits, ect. As well as front line combat against the Whites. I would guess Vaganov was killed while taking part on some food requisitioning operation.
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