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Russians In Exile: The History Of A Diaspora Paperback – January 29, 2016
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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.'
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