Russians In Exile

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About the author:
Valerian S. Obolensky (1951-) was born in Paris. He is a descendant of Rurik, the Viking Chieftain who founded the state of Russia in the 9th century. His great-grandparents and his grandparents were killed by the bolsheviks before, during and after the October Revolution. In 1952 his father was killed by the communists, in a Moscow prison. The same year his mother died in Paris, in a car accident. He was raised by his uncle Nikolai Ivanov, a painter, and moved from Paris to Amsterdam when he was seven. However those who are privy to the Russian aristocracy address him as `Your Highness' or `Your Excellency', or `Prince Valerian Sergeevich', he doesn't like to be called that. `I'm a prince because father was a prince; it has nothing to do with my merits. Even if I would be a complete idiot, which I'm not, I would still be a prince. It's a thing of the past, I'm just an ordinary guy.'

Russians In Exile

The History Of A Diaspora

Authored by Valerian Obolensky
Edition: 1

Prince Alexis S. Troubetzkoy, Executive Director of the Tolstoy Foundation in New York, is a relative of the author. He finds Russian in Exile - the History of a Diaspora an extremely interesting book. Mr. Alexei Triumfov, Head of Foreign Rights of Novosti Publishers in Moscow, is also Russian, but has a completely different background. Yet he addresses the author as `Your Excellency', and he's sure that the book will be in great demand in Russia. Mr. Daniel P. King, literary agent from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, told the author: `There is a great interest in this country in books on this subject.' Mrs. Liz Knights, publisher at Victor Gollancz (Cassell Group) in London: `an extremely interesting typescript'.
Another insider of the international publishing branch: Mr. Geoff Shandler (Random House, New York): `I am impressed with the sheer amount of effort that you have put into the book. I do think that it has improved greatly since the last time I read it!'

Publication Date:
1523771712 / 9781523771714
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

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