Surviving daughter of Grigori Rasputin
• Surviving Daughter Rasputin
Of the family of Gregory survived it alone. Here it is in the picture - in the hands of his father. Left sister Barbara, right brother, Dmitry.
Varya died of typhus in Moscow in 1925, Mitja - in exile, in Salekhard. In 1930 he was sent there with his mother Paraskeva Feodorovna and wife Feoktistov. The mother did not get to the links, he died on the road. Dmitry died from dysentery December 16, 1933-go, on the anniversary of his father's death, three months having survived his wife and little daughter Lisa.
Varvara Rasputin. Photos after the revolution, saved his girlfriend. Damaged deliberately, for fear of reprisals by the Soviet authorities.
Rasputins family. At the heart of the widow of Gregory Rasputin Paraskeva Feodorovna, the left - the son, Dmitri, right - his wife Teoctist Ivanovna. In the background - Katherine Pecherkina (worker in the house).
The frozen body of Rasputin found in Little Nevka the Big Petrovsky bridge.
On the night of December 17, 1916 the Yusupov Palace on the Moika Rasputin was murdered. In his old coat I found a note (written Matrona, with the words of his father):
"I feel like I'm gone from the life before the first of January. I want to tell the Russian people, the Pope, Mother and children that they should take. If I am killed ordinary murderers and my fellow farmers, the king of Russia, you will not have to fear for their children. They will reign for many centuries. But if I destroy the nobles, if they shed my blood, their hands are stained with the blood of my twenty-five years, and they leave Russia. Brother will rise against brother. They will hate and kill each other, and twenty-five years there will be no peace in Russia. King of the Russian land, if you hear the ringing of bells, which tells you that Gregory killed, know that one of your faked my death, and none of you, none of your children will not live more than two years. They will be killed ... I will be killed. I no longer among the living. Pray! Pray! Stay strong. Think about your family blessed! "
In October 1917, shortly before the uprising, Matrona married officer Boris Soloviev - member rescue attempt of Nicholas II during his Siberian exile.
The family had two girls, named in honor of the grand princesses - Tatiana and Maria. The latter was born in exile, where Boris and Matrona had fled from Russia.
Prague, Berlin, Paris ... Wanderings were long. In 1926, Boris died of tuberculosis and Marochko (affectionately called her father) stayed with two children in her arms almost without a livelihood. The restaurant, open her husband went bankrupt: they often dined at the poor emigrants debt.
Marya goes to work as a dancer in a cabaret - finally something useful dance lessons, which she took in Berlin, a ballerina of the Imperial Theaters Deviler.
During one of the performances she was approached by the manager of one of the English circus:
- You'll go into the cage with the lions - will take on the job.
Matrona, crossing entered.
Posters of the years, touting it as follows:
"Marie Rasputin, the daughter of a mad monk, famous for his exploits in Russia!".
They said that one of her famous "Rasputin" look is enough to stop any predator.
Soon the young American entrepreneurs interested tamer, and Marya, moved to the US, she began to work in the circus Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, as well as in the circus Gardner.
Arena is left alone after her once wounded polar bear. Then all the newspapers are talking about a mystical coincidence: the skin of the bear, which fell Killed Rasputin, it was white, too.
Later Matrona moonlighted as a nanny, a nurse at the hospital, gave Russian lessons, met with reporters, wrote a great book about his father called "Rasputin. Why?", Repeatedly published in Russian.
died on Matryona Grigorievna in 1977 in California of a heart attack on 80-year life. Her grandchildren, and now live in the West. One of the granddaughters, Laurence Io-Soloviev, who lives in France, but it is often in Russia.
Laurence Io-Soloveff (Laurence Huot-Solovieff) - granddaughter of Rasputin.
I - the daughter of Grigori Rasputin.
Matrona was baptized, domestic call me Maria.
Father - Marochko. Now I am 48 years old.
Almost as much as his father was when he led home a terrible man - Felix Yusupov.
I remember everything, and never tried to forget anything
of what was happening to me or my family
(No matter how it is calculated on the enemies).
I do not cling to memories, as do those who tend to relish their misery.
I just live by them.
I am very fond of his father.
As much as others hate it.
I can not afford to make others love it.
I do this and do not seek, nor sought his father.
Like him, I want to just understand. But I'm afraid - and that too, when talking about Rasputin.
/ From the book "Rasputin. Why?" /