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Author Globachev, K. I. (Konstantin Ivanovich), 1870-1941, author

Title 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
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2017]


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Contents 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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Site, viewed 06/29/2022)
SUBJECT Globachev, K. I. (Konstantin Ivanovich), 1870-1941
Globacheva, Sofia Nikolaevna
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 -- Friends and associates
Globachev, K. I. (Konstantin Ivanovich), 1870-1941. fast (OCoLC)fst01991546
Globacheva, Sofia Nikolaevna. fast (OCoLC)fst01988859
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918. fast (OCoLC)fst00037563
Subject Russia. Okhrannyi︠a︡ otdi︠e︡lenīi︠a︡ -- Biography
SUBJECT Russia. Okhrannyi︠a︡ otdi︠e︡lenīi︠a︡ fast (OCoLC)fst00551296
Subject Secret service -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History -- 20th century
Political corruption -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History -- 20th century
1900 - 1999.
HISTORY - Europe - Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY - Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
HISTORY - Europe - Eastern.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Political corruption.
Political culture.
Secret service.
SUBJECT Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- 20th century
Subject Russia.
Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Globacheva, Sofia Nikolaevna, author
Marinich, Vladimir, translator
LC no. 2016053682
ISBN 9781438464640
Other Titles Pravda o russkoĭ revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii. English