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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ekaterina Ivanovna Murav'eva Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1948
    Collection number: 49004
    Creator: Murav'eva, Ekaterina Ivanovna, d. 1948
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoirs, and notes, relating to the Russian Revolution and political events in Russia and abroad. Correspondents include V. A. Maklakov, P. N. Miliukov, Ekaterina Kuskova, Vera Figner and other leading Russian political figures.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Russian.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ekaterina Ivanovna Murav'eva papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    Soviet Union.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Refugees.
    Figner, Vera Nikolaevna, 1852-1942.
    Kuskova, Ekaterina Dmitrievna, 1869-
    Maklakov, V. A. (Vasilii Alekseevich), 1870-1957.
    Miliukov, Pavel Nikolaevich, 1859-1943.

    Biographical Note

    Ekaterina Murav'eva was the wife of Nikolai Murav'ev, member of a group of progressive lawyers (including Vasilii Maklakov), active in the defense of radical political causes in pre-revolutionary Russia. After the February revolution he was appointed chairman of the committee investigating officials of the Imperial government. Between 1917 and 1922, both he and his wife were active in the Politicheskii Krasnyi Krest (Political Red Cross). In 1923, Ekaterina Murav'eva emigrated to Paris where she lived until her death in 1948. Nikolai Murav'ev remained in the Soviet Union.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists mainly of Ekaterina Murav'eva's private correspondence. Of special interest is Ekaterina Murav'eva's correspondence with colleagues and friends from the pre-revolutionary period, both in the emigration and the Soviet Union, including politically prominent figures such as Vera Figner, Ekaterina Kuskova and Vasilii Maklakov and representatives of culture such as the artist Konstantin Somov. Also of interest is the extensive correspondence from Moscow, of her daughter Tatiana Volkova, a literary scholar and author of several works on Leo Tolstoy and his literary circle.