In Dubious Honor of Karl Marx’ Birthday…or…Escaping Tsarist Russia Before the Bogeyman Cometh: Part One.
My mother’s mother was born in Moscow, Russia in 1898. Her family moved to St Petersberg a few years later when her father was appointed Superintendant of the Tzar’s Military Academy. The position also entailed serving as Commander of the Palace Guard. My Great-Grandfather was from a family […]