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Rasputins wife
« on: February 26, 2005, 11:43:53 AM »
Hello!

Does anybody know what happened to Rasputins wife after his death and after revolution?


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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005, 11:48:38 PM »
According to Maria Rasputin, Her mother was sent to a prison camp in Siberia along with her brother Dimitri. Most  likely they both died there.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2005, 04:30:43 AM »
Her name was Praskovie.

There's a moving description of her (and her family) watching the horses being changed outside their Podrovskoe house as N&A were taken from Tobolsk to the train.

She is reputed to have waved a white handkerchief and made the sign of the cross to AF.

Interesting topic, wonder why no-one else is here?

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2005, 05:02:04 AM »
Actually, come to think of it, her maiden name was Praskovia Fiodorovna which is a name used by Michail Bulhakow in his 'Master & Margarite', that book of the wierd and wonderful nightmare that was post-imperial Russia.

Never thought of that before.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2005, 06:52:38 AM »
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Actually, come to think of it, her maiden name was Praskovia Fiodorovna which is a name used by Michail Bulhakow in his 'Master & Margarite', that book of the wierd and wonderful nightmare that was post-imperial Russia.
Never thought of that before.  


Hi Lemma,

Praskovia Feodorovna was not really her maiden name, it was her patronimic. I wonder what her maiden name was... I am not sure if there is any connection to her in "Master and Margarita" as "Praskovia Feodorovna" would have been a very common given name and patronimic in Russia...


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Re: Rasputins wife
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2005, 09:59:28 AM »
Spiridovitch says that she was named "Praskovia Feodorovna Dubrovina" and they married in 1883.

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2005, 08:59:44 PM »
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Spiridovitch says that she was named "Praskovia Feodorovna Dubrovina" and they married in 1883.


That can't be right. Rasputin was born in 1871 according to Maria, and researchers say it's impossible he existed before 1869 due to records. Besides, remember his kids were born in 1897, 1898 and 1900 so it's unlikely they'd be married so long before having a kid! They did have one that died before the others, but it wasn't much before, and remember the real Rasputin would have been only 12 in 1883!

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Re: Rasputins wife
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2005, 10:00:53 AM »
Spiridovitch clearly cites a birth year of 1863 for Rasputin, in three places (even on the COVER!), and says that he married at age 20 (ie: 1883). A first child was born exactly 9 months after the wedding, but died at six months old.  It was this death that caused his first "pilgrimage" of three years.  Now here is where it gets odd. S. then says Rasputin was gone from 1893-1896 on this pilgrimage, and the three children born after his return in the years you cited.

I think he made a mistake, and Rasputin's birthyear is actually 1873, and then all the evidence works out.

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2005, 11:47:44 AM »
Hello all!

Thanks for information. I knew her name, but not what happened to her. So she went to prison camp like so many russians. Such a shame, I have understood that she took care about her children and other duties.
Have a nice weekend! Aline

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2005, 08:08:56 PM »
Why was Praskovia Feodorovna put into prison? Just for being Rasputin's widow, or for being a monarchist?

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2005, 05:43:55 AM »
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...not sure if there is any connection to her in "Master and Margarita" as "Praskovia Feodorovna"...


Thanks H-A - my silly mistake  :-X

Pity if it's such a common name - I like odd coincidences.  

Of course, although the Bolshies didn't actually need a valid reason to sentence anyone to exile, prison or death, she would represent a very alternative vision of Russia to the Soviet one.

Many disappeared for less reason.

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2005, 04:44:28 PM »
is Maria still alive?I heard she wrote a book on her father.....

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Re: Rasputins wife
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2005, 10:21:32 AM »
Another question on Rasputin's wife. Did Nicky or Alix ever see her? As Alix was so found of Rasputin, did she ever meet or befriend his wife?

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2005, 01:54:45 PM »
About Maria: No, she died in 1977, she is buried in Los Angeles. She was offered a great deal of money to write about her "devil" of a father when she came to USA. She refused.

About Praskovie: I think I have read somewhere that Alexandra met with her after Grigory Yefimovich was murdered.

Alexandra did meet with both Maria and Varvara (G.E:s youngest daugther). I think there is also a record of a meeting between the daugthers of Rasputin and the daughters of the IF, arranged by Anna Virubova.

If I am not mistaken, Maria writes that they all seemed nice, but that they didn't have a lot to talk about. No wonder...  ;)

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Re: Rasputins wife
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2005, 02:24:15 PM »
Some dates, according to documents, found in the provincial archives in Tjumen, Siberia:
date of birth of Rasputin - Jan 10th 1869
wedding on Febr 2nd 1887: Grigorij Efimov Rasputin (18years) with Paraskeva Fjodorovna Dubrovina (21 years) from the village of Dubrovin.
Children: Mihail (b. 1889, d. May 16th. 1893) , Georgij (b. May 25th, d. Sept 13th. 1894) , Dmitrij (b. Oct 25th 1895) , Matrona (=Maria) (b. March 26th 1898 ) , Varvara (b. Nov 28th 1900) .

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