Aleksandr Kazem-Bek

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(4209) Kazem-Bek, Aleksandr (1902-1977). “Stat’i Aleksandra L’vovicha Kazem-Beka v Gazete “Novaia Zaria” Izdaiuscheisia v San-Frantsisko (USA), pechatavshiesia v 1948-1949 godakh.
(Articles by Aleksandr Kazem-Bek in the journal “Novaïa Zaria”, edited in San-Fransisco (USA), published in the years 1948-1949)

Folio original typescript, 2nd copy. 28cm. 122 pages on yellowed onion-skin paper. In a contemporaneous sleeve. Typewritten to recto only. Samizdat dated 1968-70.

Tsikl: “Putiami Kaina” (cycle: “the ways of Cain”)

Tsikl: “Zhut’ Nashikh Dnei” (cycle: “Horror of our Days”)

Aleksandr L’vovich Kazem-Bek – leader of the “Mladoross” movement, white émigré, writer, pedagogue, journalist of the church and theologian. During his childhood Kazem-bek travelled extensively in Russia due to the numerous missions undertaken by his father; At the age of 16-17 he participated in the “white” movement. In February 1920 he found himself emigrated to Belgrade with his family and later, in 1923, Munich where he entered university before going to live in France.
“Mladoross” or “Molodaia Rossiia” was a union founded in 1923 in Munich by the Russian émigré youth. A strongly self-contradictory union that combined the ideas of monarchism, of Russian nationalism, National-Bolshevism, a hatred of Stalin, sympathy towards the Italian fascists and huge admirers of Soviet success.
At the end of the 1930’s and beginning of the 40’s Kazem-Bek searched to take contact with soviet representatives. He organised anti-fascist seminars in Paris and would be arrested for his activity but managed to flee to the USA. In 1942 he announced the dissolution of “Mladoross”.
Kazem-Bek worked with the Russian journal “Novaia Zaria” in San-Francisco. As of 1944 he taught Russian at Yale and from 1946/7 held the chair of Russian language and literature at the university of Connecticut. He publishes a series of articles in “Edinaia Tserkov” defending the rights of the Patriarchate of Moscow and in 1954 addressed the Soviet government asking for Soviet citizenship which he would be given in 1957. having settled in Moscow he is named chief consultant of the Department for External Ecclesiastical Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate and is on the council for their journal.

+ 1 Portfolio of typewritten articles

9 pages
“Opoveschenie Parizhskogo Ochaga Soiuza Mladorossov”, March-April 1928
(Notification of the Parisian siege from the Mladoross Union)
Zhurnal “Mladoross”, “Kleveta na Russkii Narod”, September 1931 (review “Mladoross”, “Slander on the Russian People”)
Gazeta “Mladorosskaia Iskra”, September 1934
“Iz Doklada ot 27 fevralia 1935 goda” (extracts from the exposé of 27 février, 1935)
Gazeta “Bodrost'”, before May 1937
Gazeta “Bodrost'”, November 1939

10 pages
Gazeta “Novaia Zaria” (San-Frantsisko), June 1944
“Tri Goda Otechestvennoi Voiny. Tri Goda – Ravnykh Veku” (Three Years of National War de guerre nationale. Three years equal to a century)

8 pages
Gazeta “Novaia Zaria” (San-Frantsisko), June 1944
“Tri Goda Otechestvennoi Voiny. Voina – Perelom” (Three Years of National War. The war – turning-point)

9 pages
Gazeta “Novaia Zaria” (San-Frantsisko), March 1945
“Tri Goda Otechestvennoi Voiny. On Ialty do San-Frantsisko” (Three Years of National War. From Yalta to San Francisco)

11 pages
Gazeta “Novaia Zaria” (San-Frantsisko), March 1945
“Tri Goda Otechestvennoi Voiny. Krasnaia Armiia” (Three Years of National War. The Red Army)

11 pages
Gazeta “Novaia Zaria” (San-Frantsisko), February 1945
“Tri Goda Otechestvennoi Voiny. Kogda Russkiie Idut na Berlin” (Three Years of National War. When the Russians get to Berlin)

8 pages
Gazeta “Novaia Zaria” (San-Frantsisko), February 1945
“Tri Goda Otechestvennoi Voiny. Blagoslovennaia Ialta” (Three Years of National War. Yalta Blessed)

10 pages
Gazeta “Novaia Zaria” (San-Frantsisko), March 1945
“Tri Goda Otechestvennoi Voiny. Sumerki Bogov” (Three years of National War. Twilight of the Gods)

9 pages
“Velikaia Godovschina” (Great Anniversary)

We have not found any library possessing the totality of these texts and it was not possible for us to know if other samizdats of Kazem-Bek were distributed in the USSR before 1988.

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