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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Nicholas II => Topic started by: Lady Macduff on July 21, 2013, 01:34:25 PM

Title: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
Post by: Lady Macduff 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?
Title: Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
Post by: Sarushka 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.
Title: Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
Post by: Lady Macduff 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.
Title: Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
Post by: Sarushka on July 22, 2013, 07:56:48 AM
It looks like he's identified as Boris Vladimirovich Didkovsky. (This (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=94) is the book I'm referring to.)
Title: Re: Who is the "Pop-Eyed One?"
Post by: Lady Macduff on August 09, 2013, 10:05:12 PM
Sarah comes through again! Many thanks.