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The truth of the Russian Revolution : the memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and his wife /
Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev and Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva ; translated by Vladimir G. Marinich.
imprint
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017]
description
xxvi, 337 pages : 24 cm
ISBN
1438464630, 9781438464633
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imprint
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017]
isbn
1438464630
9781438464633
contents note
Introduction / Zinaida I. Peregudova and Jonathan Daly -- General Globachev's introduction to his memoirs -- The Globachevs' early years -- Sofia Globacheva: Our years in Poland -- Sofia Globacheva: Nizhni Novgorod and Sevastopol -- Sofia Globacheva: Petrograd -- General Globachev: The organization of the Okhrana -- General Globachev: The role of the Central War Industry Committee -- General Globachev: Alexander Kerensky -- General Globachev: The politics of the Miasoedov affair -- General Globachev: Rasputin -- General Globachev: Many ministers -- General Globachev: Khvostov, Komissarov, Kamenev -- General Globachev: Sturmer -- General Globachev: Protopopov and the eve of revolution -- General Globachev: Political unrest : the Regiment Rebels -- Globachev's track record -- Sofia Globacheva: Turmoil -- General Globachev: Allies and adversaries -- Sofia Globacheva: My husband under arrest -- General Globachev: Imprisonment in the Tauride Palace -- General Globachev: Incarcerated life -- General Globachev: Imprisonment continues and the Bolsheviks rise up -- Sofia Globacheva: My husband's release, but now fear -- General Globachev: The revolution deepens -- Sofia Globacheva: Our flight south -- General Globachev: The situation in Ukraine -- General Globachev: Odessa's defense and evacuation -- Sofia Globacheva: Evacuation from Russia -- Sofia Globacheva: A short return to Russia -- General Globachev: Refugees on the Prince's Islands -- General Globachev: Our homeland deteriorates -- General Globachev: Return to Odessa and to Turkey -- Sofia Globacheva: Life on Prinkipo and in Constantinople -- General Globachev: The High Command in Turkey -- Sofia Globacheva: Last days in Constantinople -- General Globachev: Waning hopes -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Globachev timeline -- Appendix B: Globachev's transfer to Nizhni Novgorod -- Glossary of terms -- Annotated list of names.
general note
Translated from the Russian.
abstract
"An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English. Major General Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev was chief of the Okhrana, the Tsarist secret police, in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) in the two years preceding the 1917 Russian Revolution. This book presents his memoirs--translated into English for the first time--interposed with those of his wife, Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva. The general's writings, which he titled The Truth of the Russian Revolution, provide a front-row view of Tsar Nicholas II's final years, the revolution, and its tumultuous aftermath. Globachev describes the political intrigue and corruption in the capital and details his office's surveillance over radical activists and the mysterious Rasputin. His wife takes a more personal approach, depicting her tenacity in the struggle to keep her family intact and the family's flight to freedom. Her descriptions vividly portray the privileges and relationships of the noble class that collapsed with the empire. Translator Vladimir G. Marinich includes biographical information, illustrations, a glossary, and a timeline to contextualize this valuable primary source on a key period in Russian history"--Publisher description.
catalogue key
11184293
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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