Nicholai Konovaloff (Nikolay Nikolaevich Konovalov)

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Crimea, Russian Empire
Trained as a Russian cavalry officer (graduate of the Grand Duke's Miltary Academy in 1913), Konovaloff emigrated from Russia after the Communist seizure of power and victory in the Russian Civil War. The "White Army" lost and its officers, like Konovaloff, sought political asylum abroad. After considering England, he eventually decided to migrate to the USA. Although he claimed to have held the rank of colonel in the Russian Army, once in the USA. he somehow picked up the pseudonym of "Major Nichols. Read more...