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The grave of Count Freedericksz, his daughters Emma and Eugenie (married to Voeikov) and son-in-law Vladimir Voeikov (Wladimir Woyeikow spelled on the monument)

Actually, the whole story about the book is the quote from Penny Wilson. So the project of the translation of the book is hers and Greg King's. Let's hope they will one day be able to publish the translation of Voeikov's book.

Voeikov's wife, Eugenia, was the elder daughter of Count Freedericksz.

Eight years ago (where the time has gone?!) Penny Wilson wrote about Voeikov's book:  "With the Tsar and Without Him" -- as we call it -- is already being translated with a view towards publishing it in English, completely annotated, under the Atlantis imprint.

We are translating it with the assistance of a Russian woman in St Petersburg because of the "old Russian" type-setting that was used.  It was a bit beyond my capabilities, and we have a marvellous benefactrix who hooked us up with a good translator.

Once the translating is complete, Greg and I will have to accomplish the annotating -- which we rather enjoy doing, as both of us love long footnotes in books! 

So the publication date is still very much up in the air, and of course, we have no idea at all of the price.  That will be determined by the size of the print run, which will in turn depend on the amount of interest.  We don't like the idea of pre-orders; we like people to pay-as-they-go -- but we will at some point, as the project nears completion, be doing a bit of advertizing in order to compile a waiting list.

Times have changed, maybe today it is easier to publish it?

Vladimir Voeikov died on October 8th 1947 in Danderyd, Sweden and was buried October 11th 1947 in Stockholm's Northern cemetery (Norra Kyrkogården). The casket with his ashes was reburried on June 25th 1948 in the cemetery of Kauniainen (close to Helsinki), Finland, in the same grave where were buried Voldemar (Vladimir) Freedericksz and his daughter Emma.
Voeikov's wife, Eugenia, who died December 29th 1950, was first buried in Stockholm's Northern cemetery, but reburied June 28th 1951 in Kauniainen, in the same grave as above.

I am surprised to read here they would have had a son. Does anyone has any information about him?

Yes, you are right, Forum Admin. I missread Sablin. They stayed one night in Stockholm, aboard the Standart. He, however, mentioned that the next day they visited the King's palace Drottningholm, and only the next day left for Finland.

That other meeting also took place in Sweden. They stayed in Sweden till Olga's name day, July 24th, and then returned to Peterhof.

Also Nikolai Sablin in his "10 year on the imperial yacht Standart" mentions this visit.

A swedish article by an anarchist pamphlet press tells the story of the Wång attentate: June 26th the tsar and his entourage arrived in Stockholm and had dinner at the palace. It did not last long in the evening, the tsar retired early. Three high officials, major-general Beckman, captain Dahlgren and captain Hermelin decided to continue the evning in Grand Hotel (where Obama stayed last week) opposite the palace. Around midnight they left the hotel, Hermelin in one direction, Beckman and Dahlgren in the other, through the park Kungträdgården. As a polite gesture to the tsar, Beckman was dressed that evening in a russian admiral costume. We do not know why, but Hjalmar Wång was hiding and waiting in ths park.Probably he had realized it was not able for him to get close to the tsar and instead decided to save the world from a high russian officer, not knowing that this russian officer was a swedish major-general. Beckman and Dahlgren, both a little drunk, do not notice Wång. Then a shot and Beckman falls. A second shot misses Dahlgren and hits some K.P. Levander who happens to pass by. He is not hurt severely. The third shot Hjalmar Wång aims at himself. He is badly wounded and would die the next day.......   

No, I have not read it yet, it is "in line", waiting to be read, as soon as I have finished some other books first....

But maybe someone else here has read it?

Svetabel, have you read it? I saw the book in several bookstores last week when I was in St. P., so most likely a new edition was printed.


Rasputin / Re: Is any footage of Rasputin known to exist?
« on: August 20, 2013, 02:17:47 AM »
This is the same video as posted above by Perislov under reply #17 ....

There is a book in Russian on Nicholas Alexandrovich, that was published three years ago, but does not seem to have been mentioned here: Tatiana Verbitskaya: The Emperor who was not to be. Grand duke Nicholas Alexandrovich (1843-1865) (Вербицкая Татьяна. Несостоявщийся император. Великий князь Николай Александрович (1843 -1865). М: Изд. Центрополиграф, 2010 350(2)c)

Also, Dutch scholar in Russian poetry, Kees Verheul wrote an astonishing book called Villa Bermond (in Dutch 1992, in Russian 2000), in which historical and autobiographic themes are intertwined. Villa Bermond, of course, is the mansion where Nicholas Alexandrovich died.....

The main theme of Kees Verheul's book (first in a series of four. The second Stormsonate, Соната "Буря" in Dutch 2006, in Russian 2010) is the story of the family Tyutchev, its main character is the famous poet Fedor Tyutchev.

Sergej Mikhajlovich Sukhotin (1887-1926)

Sukhotin did not serve in the Preobrazhensky Regiment as was pointed out in 1932 in a letter to the editor of the Parisian Russian magazin Illustrated Russia by the president of the Union of Preobrazhentsy, A Gulevich.

Lieutenant Sukhotin served in the Life Guards Infantry (Rifle) Regiment.

His first wife was Irina Eneri, pseudonym for Irina Goryainova-Chegodaeva (1897-1980), a pianist prodigy, who performed in concert halls since she was twelve. They had a daughter called Natasha. However, one year later Irina left her husband and moved to the west. Nikolaj Gumilev mentions her in one of his poems.

Sukhotin was never punished for his participation in the murder of Rasputin.   

In 1921 Sukhotin marries Tolstoy’s granddaughter Sophia Andreevna Tolstaja (1900-1957) in Yasnaya Polyana. However, soon after the wedding Sukhotin suffers a stroke (January 1922), that leaves him paralyzed. He divorces from his wife. Their daughter is born after the divorce. He now lives in his wife’s mother’s apartment. His stepmother and an aunt feel pity for him and decide to write to Yusupov in Paris, to ask for help. Yusupov answers: send him here!
With the help of a Czech diplomat Sukhotin leaves for Paris (March 13th, 1925). In Warsaw the diplomat leaves the train for a moment, to discover, when he returns into the wagon, that Sukhotin is gone. The train does not wait and leaves, together with the Czech diplomat. Sukhotin has gone walking into the city. He falls, people think he is drunk, but in the end he is taken to a hospital. After some time he is somewhat better, and leaves for Paris to recover. Shortly after arrival in Paris he dies (1926).   

In 1925 Sophia married a second time, famous poet Sergej Yesenin. Her third husband became in 1948 Alexander Timrot.

Sukhotin's first name was Sergei, not Ivan ....


According to this Finnish page of genealogy records:

Nikolai af Meinander was born July 16th 1871 and died May 5th 1911....

The Russian edition is a kind of samizdat.  The ISBN number indicated is 9783837098846, the year 2009 and in stead of a publisher: Lotte Hoffmann-Kuhnt. Printed in 500 copies. The ISBN number is that of the German edition, so that does not help us. This Russian edition was published not long ago, probably this spring.

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