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Author Globachev, K. I. (Konstantin Ivanovich), author
Title Pravda o russkoĭ revoli︠ut︡︠s︡ii. English
The truth of the Russian Revolution : the memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and his wife / by Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev and Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva ; translated by Vladimir G. Marinich
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2017
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 Modern History Library  947.0841 G562    AVAILABLE    30550100631090
Descript xxvi, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "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
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Link Online version: Globachev, K. I. (Konstantin Ivanovich), author. Truth of the Russian Revolution Albany : State University of New York Press, 2017 9781438464640 (DLC) 2016053682
Subject Globachev, K. I. (Konstantin Ivanovich)
Globacheva, Sofia Nikolaevna
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 -- Friends and associates
Russia. Okhrannyi︠a︡ otdi︠e︡lenīi︠a︡ -- Biography
Secret service -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History -- 20th century
Political corruption -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History -- 20th century
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- 20th century
Alt Author Globacheva, Sofia Nikolaevna, co-author
Marinich, Vladimir G. translator
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