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Everything tagged "Russia"

Victor ORLOFF [c.1912-1959]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Orloff
Given: 
Victor
Birth
Date: 
c.1912-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1959-07-10
Cause of death: 
Suicide?
Other
Other reference: 
http://pio-ulski.com/russians-in-hong-kong/

Mr Orloff's life was summarised in newspapers after he was found dead with wrist injuries at home in Flat 516, the United Apartments, Great George Street, Causeway Bay (now Island Beverley Centre): 

Birthplace (country): 

Michael Constantin YATSKIN [1907-1965]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Yatskin
Given: 
Michael Constantin
Birth
Date: 
1907-07-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
Omsk, West Siberia
Death
Date: 
c.1965-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Michael Yatskin

Born in Siberia Russia around 1910 . Escaped due to revolution via Harbin Shanghai then Hong Kong. Prisoner of war at Sham Shui PO prison camp for over 3 years? I have a book of sketches by Lieut  A.V. Skvorzov of life in the prison camp . I believe there is one in the museum in Hong Kong.

He was an engineer in the PWD in Hong Kong when he was head of works at Sham Shui Po in 1955 when the Li Cheng Uk tomb was discovered. His subsequent actions saved the tomb.

Birthplace (country): 
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Natalie Konstantinova DAVIS (née TYRTOFF) [1907-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Davis
Given: 
Natalie Konstantinova
Maiden: 
Tyrtoff
Birth
Date: 
c.1907-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1994-03-03
Birthplace (country): 

Peter Michalovich PIANKOFF [????-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Piankoff
Given: 
Peter Michalovich
Death
Date: 
c.1944-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Peter M. Piankoff was born in Irkutsk, Siberia which he left with his wife Evodika Filipoona in 1907 to run a bakery in Harbin. After a brief spell in Vladivostok in 1914-1915 the couple returned to Harbin and left Russia for good. (See https://gwulo.com/node/45369) He seems to have come to Hong Kong in or around 1924.

Birthplace (country): 

Solomon BARD (aka Solly) [1916-2014]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bard
Given: 
Solomon
Alias / nickname: 
Solly
Birth
Date: 
c.1916-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Siberia
Death
Date: 
2014-11-08
Birthplace (country): 
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Evgeniya YATSKIN (née NOZADZE, aka Jenny / Janet Node) [1922-2005]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Yatskin
Given: 
Evgeniya
Maiden: 
Nozadze
Alias / nickname: 
Jenny / Janet Node
Birth
Date: 
c.1922-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Vladivostok
Death
Date: 
c.2005-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

The information comes from Nona's website, which has lots more information about her aunt Jenny.

Birthplace (country): 

Boris Georgievich / Boris George MILENKO (aka Bob) [1917-1984]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Milenko
Given: 
Boris Georgievich / Boris George
Alias / nickname: 
Bob
Birth
Date: 
1917-11-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Votkinsk
Death
Date: 
1984-09-27

Boris Milenko was born in central Russia during the Russian Revolution - the civil war which followed resulted in the Milenko family, along with many other White Russians who opposed the Red Russian communists, relocating to Harbin, Manchuria in 1920. Boris' father (Yuri Lukich Milenko) was a lawyer in St Petersburg prior to the Revolution, and continued to practice as a solicitor in Harbin from 1920 until the late 1940s.

Birthplace (country): 

Constantine Alexander KRILOFF / KENNEDY (aka Costia / Alex) [1905-1954]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kriloff / Kennedy
Given: 
Constantine Alexander
Alias / nickname: 
Costia / Alex
Birth
Date: 
1905-01-06
Death
Date: 
c.1954-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Nikki Veriga asks:

does anyone have any information/knowledge about Alexander (Alex) Kriloff who, I believe, was involved with BAAG?  He was also known as Alex Kennedy. He was my uncle - brother-in- law of Vitaly (Vic) Veriga.

Birthplace (country): 
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Georges Joseph HOFER (aka Georges Joseph Charles Hofer d'Hauv) [1886-1956]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hofer
Given: 
Georges Joseph
Alias / nickname: 
Georges Joseph Charles Hofer d'Hauv
Birth
Date: 
1886-12-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Kiev
Death
Date: 
1956-06-25

Georges Joseph Hofer was living in Shanghai with Swiss nationality at the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in the summer of 1937. Later that year he was evacuated with his wife and a number of fellow nationals to Hong Kong, where he claims to have worked as a masseur. 'Claims' is the operative word: Hofer was an elaborate and skilled fantasist (who might have been born eight years later than the 'official' date given).

Birthplace (country): 

Anna Akimovna NOZADZE [1895-1979]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Nozadze
Given: 
Anna Akimovna
Birth
Date: 
1895-12-13
Death
Date: 
1979-08-18

Nona Pio-Ulski writes:

Anna Akimovna Nozadze was my grandmother, a White Russian who fled Russia with her husband and daughters during the Revolution and ended up in Shanghai.

After Hong Kong was liberated, my parents organised for her to come to Hong Kong togther with her daughter Evgeniya.

When I first started speaking I couldn't say Baba Anya, which is Russian for 'Grandmother Anya', and called her Balia, and this name stuck with her for the rest of her life.

Birthplace (country): 

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