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General Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:39:44 AM »
Does anyone have background information on General Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov 1863 - ? beyond what is available online? He wrote three books, including a history of Imperial Russia called "Tales of Russian Land" published I believe 1910 and which according to Amazon blurb was required reading by Nicholas II? He also wrote about Russian economics and then around 1923 wrote a controversial book called "Emperor Nicolas II and the Jews: Essays on the Russian Revolution in his dealings with them" It seems he also did intelligence work during the Russo-Japanese war, was Russian military attache to Korea at some point, and after the Revolution was a staunch defender of the monarchy, apparently even in exile in France.  I'd be interested in his family history, biographical information, anything. Thanks

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Re: General Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 12:58:51 PM »
Does anyone have background information on General Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov 1863 - ? beyond what is available online?

Do you mean available in English or in any language?
His Russian and French Wikipedia articles say that his father, Major-General Dmitriy Ivanovich Nechvolodov was a nobleman from Yekaterinoslav Governorate (modern-day Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraina) who participated in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877. He had a younger brother, Mikhail (18671951) who was a major-general and took a heroc part in WW1. This brother also emigrated to Paris where he worked as a taxi driver. Aleksandr Dmitrovich was a bachelor, but adopted a child in 1896, raised and educated this child (unnamed). His brother's Wikipedia article lists their father's patronymic as Aleksandrovich.

He finished second at St. Petersburg military school. After graduating from this gymnasium he came in third at the Aleksandrovsky Military School , a year after he leaves and goes to serve as a volunteer of the 2nd rank in the Life Guards Pavlovsky Regiment. In the spring of 1882 he takes external examinations for the full course of the military school , and in July 1883 he becomes an officer with the rank of second lieutenant , and in August of the same year ensign . In 1889 he graduated from the Nikolaevsky General Staff Academy ( first class ) .

BTW he was born in St. Petersburg 25th of March 1864 and died in Paris 5th of December 1938. He is buried in the Sainte-Genevive-des-Bois Russian Cemetery.

There is also a possible relative, Aleksandr Semyonovich Nechvolodov (18821920) who was a hero of WW1 before he joined the Red Army at the Revolution, defected and died fighting the Red Army.


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Re: General Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 01:55:05 PM »
Does anyone have background information on General Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov 1863 - ? beyond what is available online? He wrote three books, including a history of Imperial Russia called "Tales of Russian Land" published I believe 1910 and which according to Amazon blurb was required reading by Nicholas II?

1909.
NII promoted and had reprinted this fanciful, romantic history, which linked the Russians to ancient Troy. (According to medieval Icelandic bard Snorri Sturlason the ancient Norse gods and kings (and thus likely also Rurik) descended from Troy, which he placed somewhere in southern Russia (Svj hin mikla).
Nechvolodov also derived a lot of anti-Semitism from the Dark Age Khazar occupation of Ukraina and Southern Russia. The Khazars were a nomadic Turkic people who had converted to Judaism.
Березы севера мне милы,
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
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(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и березы, 1843 / 1856)

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Re: General Aleksandr D. Nechvolodov
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 01:56:02 PM »
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Березы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и березы, 1843 / 1856)