State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»

25 April 2020

Having gone through the fire of war and revolutions Izborsk became an island of freedom for thosepeople who had not accepted the revolution, remained loyal to the Orthodox faith and the traditions of the Great Russia.

After the reformation of the North Western Army, many officers from the circle of N.N Yudenich who had not accepted the revolution settled in Estonia, in Izborsk: B.P.Zhemchuzhin, V.A.Kostenko-Radzievskiy, E.Y.Zalenskiy and many others.

Boris Pavlovich Zhemchuzhin was enlisted in the Separate corps of the Northern Army on June 5, 1919 as a lieutenant. In December he became the commander of intelligence of the 6th Infantry Division. After the liquidation of the North Western Army he lived in Estonia. In Izborsk he was a director of the church choir in the church of the Nativity of the Holy Theotocos and a director of the Russian choir of Izborsk Cultural and Educational Society. He was repressed in 1940.

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kostenko-Radzievskiy was an active service naval officer, a volunteer into the White Army, served in Pskov volunteer corps. After the end of the Civil War he settled in Estonia, in Izborsk, got himself engaged in trade and in social work, for several years he was the head of Izborsk Cultural and Educational society and of the agricultural club. The chapel of Korsun Icon of the Holy Theotocos was mostly built with the money Kostenko-Radzievskiy had donated. Vladimir Aleksandrovich was arrested in 1940 and in May, 1941 he was executed by shooting in Leningrad.

Grigoriy Ivanovich Kopiev (Afanasiev) was a career officer.  In October 1918 he was enlisted in the Separate Volunteer Corps of the Northern Army and served in Talabsk regiment. In 1925 he moved to Stariy Izborsk where he worked at the power plant. He was also engaged in social work being an assistant director of the drama club, organized an orchestra of folk instruments and worked with the choir. He was one of the initiators of the construction of the chapel of Korsun Icon of the Holy Theotocos with the money donated by local people. 

Starting from 1932 he was a member of the management board of the Russian Educational Society in Pechory and a supervisor of the 2nd Festival of Russian choirs in Petseri (1939). He was arrested in 1940 and executed by shooting.

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