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Preliminary Inventory of the Mark Aleksandrovich Popovskii Collection, 1919-1977
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Reel 1 (320 pages)

B. Mazurin - "Story and Thoughts about One Tolstoii Commune - Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work)


Part one: page 1-62


Part two: page ?-221


Letter of the Tolstoii disciple Olga Biriukova from Switzerland to the Tolstoii disciple Petr Alekseev, 1960


Correspondence between Tolstoii disciples Priakhin and Mazurin, 1960 re writer L. Leonov's speech at the 50th anniversary of L. N. Tolstoii's death


Correspondence of Tolstoii disciples B. Mazurin, Mozgovoi, Dragunovskii and Pavlov with writer Popovskii re his work on the history of Tolstoii disciples in USSR, 1976-1977; photo of B. Mazurin, photo of the group of Tolstoii disciples Christians - Council of "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work) Commune in Siberia


Tolstoii disciple Ivan Dragunovskii's autobiography (born 1908)


Historical notes about Tolstoii school in "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work) Commune, 1931-1934?

Reel 2 (175 pages)

Manuscript of Iarkov "Moia Zhyzn' (Iarkov Iliia Petrovich, born 1892 in Kuibyshev)




Part one: 1905-1908-95 pages


Part two: 1909-1912-80 pages, about Tolstoii disciple

Reel 3 (about 200 pages)

Tolstoii disciple L. I. Zabolotskii "Vospominania o Novo-Ierusalimskoi Kommunie Imieni L. N. Tolstogo" (Reminiscences of L. N. Tolstoii Commune of New-Jerusalem), 32 pages


Letter of Tolstoii disciple Issaak Moiseevich Kaufman to the Lev's Tolstoii's previous secretary Valentina Bulgakova re publication of his book O Tolstom (About Tolstoii) in the USSR


Letters of Tolstoii disciple Priakhin to different people, in 1960s


Letter of Olga Biriukova daughter of Tolstoii's publisher, from Geneva to Syberia to Petr Alekseev, 1960 June 22


N. I. Priakhin to Olga Biriukova (from Moscow to Geneva), 1960 January 7


Olga Biriukova to Petr Alekseev, 1960 July 5


N. I. Priakhin to Boris Mazurin


L. Tolstoii's secretary N. N. Gusev to Boris Mazurin in Siberia, 1962 September? 25


Tolstoii disciple from Lithuania E. M. Levinskas to Boris Mazurin


Writer-scholar Leonid Leonov to Boris Mazurin


Boris Mazurin to philosopher B. S. Meilakh, 1961 December 20


Boris Mazurin to Meilakh, 1962 February 14 re Meilakhov's book Ukhod i Smert' L'va Tolstogo (Departure and Death of Lev Tolstoii)


Boris Mazurin to Leonid Leonov


Autobiography of Ukrainian Christian Tolstoii disciple Andrei Mozgovoi (born 1960), 50 pages


Letter from A. Mozgovoi to writer M. A. Popovskii


Review of the M. Popovskii manuscript " Kyda Devalis' Tolstovtzy" (Where Did Tolstoii Disciples Go) by the Moscow dissident Viktor Sokirko (1977)


Notes of Elena Fedorovna Shershenieva about her husband Vas. Shershenev (1900-1956); Years from 1941 to 1946 May, 35 pages

Reel 4 (340 pages)

Ilia Iarkov: manuscript of his book Moia Zhyzn' (My Life)


Part four, pages 260 to 306 - the history of arresting Tolstoii disciple Iarkov in 1941 for refusal of serving in the Soviet army. Trial, sentence: "to be shot." The cell for prisoners sentenced to death. Liberalization


Part U. Skitania (1951-195), pages 1 to 102 - arrest in 1951 and placing in a special psychiatric hospital NKVD-NKGB. Description of 3 years stay in the hospital


Notes about life of Vasilii Vasilevich Shersheniev written by his wife (154 pages)


Part one - In the New-Jerusalem L. N. Tolstoii Commune, 39 pages


Part two - Notes about 1941-1946 May events, 36 pages


Part three - Notes about the events from 1951 November 29-1956 October 23 (Shersheniev was arrested for "being a Tolstoii disciple," found guilty for creation of armed Tolstoii center and sentenced for 25 years in camps. History of his friends and wife's fight to rescue him), 79 pages


Mark Popovskii's handwritten note on the 3-page story about the meeting of a Tolstoii disciple Iliia Iarkov in recent times with the son of his investigator Podol'skii


Page from the Lithuanian Tolstoii disciple Levinskas' memoirs (accidentally placed on the reel)


Original note issued in 1939 to a Tolstoii disciple S. M. Belen'kii informing that his arrest in 1937 was unlawful. Belen'kii (born in 1877) was the personal copyist of Lev Tolstoii's manuscripts


Tolstoii disciple S. M. Belen'kii's memoirs about camps, stages, and camp meetings from 1935 to 1939, 68 pages


Poems of Anna Stepanovna Malorod, (1895-1971), Tolstoii disciple, teacher in a Tolstoii school, member of a Tolstoii Commune "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work), 36 pages

Reel 5

Autobiography of a Christian Tolstoii disciple Dmitrii Morgachev (1892-1978) born in Orlovskaia Oblast', member of a Commune "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work)


Iliia Iarkov (1892-198?), journalist from Samara (Kuibyshev), manuscript "Moia Zhyzn'" (My Life)


Chapter 1 - Childhood (1892-1908), 90 pages


Chapter 2 - Youth (1905-1908), 66 pages


Part two of the book "Moia Zhyzn'" (My Life), from page 264 - the history of Iarkov's refusal to serve in a Tzarist army (1915-1916). Trial, sentence-8 years of hard labor. "Katorga" (Hard Labor) in prison. Meetings with Tolstoii disciples and sectarians. Feliks Dzerzhynskii in prison, 78 pages


Part three - Revolution 1917. Marriage of a hero. Meetings with the sectarians and Tolstoii disciples. Al. Dobroliubov. Perception of the best of bolshevism


Brochure of Vl. Chertkov - "Tzer'kov i Politika" (Church and Politics), Moscow 1919


Letter from the wife of F. Dzerzhynskii to Iarkov (1964)

Reel 6 (more than 213 pages)

Boris Mazurin "Istoriia i Razduma ob Odnoii Tolstovskoii Kommunie" (The History and Thoughts about One Tolstoii Commune), Part II-131 pages, duplicate


Boris Mazurin "Odin God Iz Desiati" (One of Ten Years). Letter - reminiscences about a year when Tolstii disciples Mazurin and Morgachev spent in soviet camps as a punishment for being Tolstoii disciples, 18 pages


Boris Mazurin "Nemnogo o Elenie Ievgen'evne Gorbunovoi" (Little about Elena Ievgen'evna Gorbunova) - Story about prominent activist of Tolstoii movement, wife of L. N. Tolstii's friend Gorbunov-Posadov


Letters of E. Gorbunova to Boris Mazurin (1953)


Boris Mazurin "O Vanie Bautinie" (About Vania Bautin). Ivan Bautin - young Moscowite, Secretary of Tolstoii Society (Vegetarian Tolstoii Society). He was arrested in the beginning of the 1930s with four comrades and was killed in Solovki. Article written based on memoirs of contemporaries and Bautin's own letters


Poems of Christian - Tolstoii disciples. Collected by Dmitrii Morgachev, 44 pages

Reel 7 (188 pages)

Part of a manuscript of Mark Popovskii "Eto Tvoi Deti, Lev Tolstoii" (These Are Your Children, Lev Tolstoii), first version of a book written in USSR, pages 89 to 190, 100 pages


Boris Mazurin "Odin God Iz Desiati" (One of Ten Years), duplicate, 30 pages


Andrei Mozgovoi, Christian from Chernigovskaia Oblast', Ukrainskaia SSR, "Avtobiografia" (Autobiography) compiled in 1977 March 2? Korop, Chernigovskaia Oblast', pereulok Krasina 17, 13 pages typed


Andrei Mozgovoi "Sushchnost' Istinnogo Prosveshchenia" (The Essence of True Enlightenment), treatise, 16 pages


End of Mark Popovskii's manuscript "Eto Tvoi Deti, Lev Tolstoii" (These Are Your Children, Lev Tolstoii) - pages 190 to 213, 23 pages

Reel 8 (about 140 pages of text)

Diaries of Anna Malorod, member of the Commune "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work), teacher, director of Tolstoii school in commune, 85 pages


Letter from Tolstoii disciple Iulii Iegudin to sympathizers on the account of Anna Malorod's death


Letter from Tolstoii disciple Dmitrii Morgachev to General Prosecutor of USSR with demands to rehabilitate him and his friends trailed 40 years ago for being Tolstoii disciples


Answer from USSR Prosecutor to Morgachev


Boris Mazurin "O Vanie Bautinie" (About Vania Bautin), duplicate - memoirs about young Tolstoii disciple from Moscow, tortured to death in Solovki in the 1930s


Documents and letters handwritten by Christian Andrei Morgachev


Letters from Boris Mazurin to writer Leonid Leonov about Leonov's lecture on Tolstoii, "Slovo o Tolstom," (Word About Tolstoii), 1960


Letter from Mozgovoi to writer Leonov


Letters from Mozgovoi to A. B. Khrabrovicki - Lev Tolstoii's secretary assistant. Mozgovoi describes the reaction in Tolstoii disciples circle to Leonov's speech, 35 pages


Mozgovoi about his convictions


Mozgovoi, handwritten - letter to government and party leaders re ban to publish philosophical works of Lev Tolstoii


Mozgovoi, letter to the editor of Sel'skaia Zhyzn' (Country Life), re libelous article about (?)

Reel 9 (about 200 pages of text)

From private memoirs of Christian Tolstoii disciple Ivan Dragunovskii about crushing defeat of "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work) Commune (1940), 13 pages


Christian Iakov Dragunovskii - defensive speech re arresting ten leaders of "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work) Commune (1936 May), 30 pages


Letter from Ivan Dragunovskii to writer Mark Popovskii (197? April 5)


Correspondence between Boris Mazurin and Ivan Dragunovskii re preservation of Christian archives


Andrei Mozgoii's responding letter written after reading the manuscript "Biografiia Iakova Dragunovskogo" (Biography of Iakov Dragunovskii) by son Ivan Dragunovskii (1975, January 25)


Contents of the book Biografiia Iakova Dragunovskogo (Biography of Ivan Dragunovskii)


Text from the book by Ivan Dragunovskii about his father, page 342 to 436


Book by Iliia Iarkov about Tolstoii disciple A. Dobroliubov. Part 1-48 pages

Reel 10 (about 270 pages of text)

Memoirs by Tolstoii School teacher Anna Malorod (1895-1971) about stay in corrective-working camp (1935), 91 pages


Tolstoii disciple Christian Iulii Iegudin's letter about Anna Malorod (1971)


"Kratkii Ocherk Moieii Zhyzni" (Short Story of My Life), by Eduard Levinskas, Lithuanian Tolstoii disciple (1961-1963), written in Lithuania, 62 pages, typed


Letter from E. Levinskas to N. N. Gusev - former secretary of Lev Tolstoii, 14 pages


"Rasskaz i Razduma Ob Odnoii Tolstovskoii Kommunie" (Story and Thoughts About One Tolstoii Commune), by Boris Mazurin. Duplicate, 100 pages

Reel 11 (153 pages of text)

"Kratkii Ocherk Moieii Zhyzni" (Short Story of My Life) by Eduard Levinskas, Tolstoii disciple. Duplicate, second format, 108 pages


Memoirs about Tolstoii commune "Vsemirnoie Bratstvo" (World-wide Brotherhood) located by Volga River near Stalingrad. Handwritten, unknown author, 15 pages


Several issues of Biulletin Moskovskogo Vegetarianskogo Obshchestva (Bulletin of Moscow Vegetarian Society), 1926-1928, 30 pages

Reel 12 (about 500 pages of text)

Book by Iliia Iarkov about Tolstoii disciple Aleksandr Dobroliubov and his circle, 350 pages


Poems by Tolstoii disciple Aleksandr Dobroliubov Stikhi Napisannyie Dla Naroda i Nigdie Nie Napiechatannyie (Poems Written For People and Not Published Anywhere). Collected and commented by Iliia Iarkov, Kuibyshev, 1970, 60 pages


Diaries by Anna Malorod, member of Tolstoii commune "Zhyzn' i Trud" (Life and Work), 1950s, 48 pages


Collection of poems by Christians - Tolstoii disciples. Collected and commented by Dmitrii Morgachev, 197?. 36 pages


Article by P. N. Malov, clerk from Canada in clerical journal Iskra (Spark) about trip to USSR and meetings with Tolstoii disciples, 1970

Reel 13 (about 350 pages of text)

Diaries and poems by Anna Malorod, teacher in Tolstoii School, 1960s, 220 pages


Moscow dissident Viktor Sokirko's review of a first version of a book by M. Popovskii about Christians - Tolstoii discples - Eto Tvoi Detii, Lev Tolstoii (These Are Your Children, Lev Tolstoii)


Correspondence of Tolstoii disciples of USSR (1960s)


Autobiography of a Ukrainian Tolstoii disciple Andrei Mozgovoi (duplicate)


Andrei Mozgovoi Sushchnost' Istinnogo Prosveshchenia (The Essence of True Enlightenment), 1977


Diaries by Mark Popovskii for 1977. Description of certain meetings with Tolstoii disciples (request to make a copy and return to author)


Boris Mazurin "Odin God Iz Desiati" (One of Ten Years). Story about stay in camp

Reel 14 (484 pages of text)

Beginning of the book by Iliia Iarkov Kakimi Ia Ikh Znaiu (The Way I Know Them). Stories about "brother Aleksander Dobroliubov (1876-1944), his friends and followers," Kuibyshev, 1973, 80 pages


Reminiscent notes of Christian-Tolstoii disciple V. V. Ianov (died in Siberia in 1971). Written by Boris Mazurin, Page nr. 61


Additional 160 pages from the book by Iarkov about Dobroliubov


Iliia Iarkov, part of the book Moia Zhyzn' (My Life). Part dedicated to the events ?. Iarkov arrested in 1951 and located in secret psychiatric NKVD hospital, where he spent 3 years until Stalin's death. Description of the hospital and it's inhabitants, 90 pages


Several pages of memoirs by Belenko, secretary and typist of Lev Tolstoii


Poems by Christians-Tolstoii disciples, 10 pages


Beginning of V. V. Ianov's memoirs, 24 pages


Part of the book by Iarkov about Dobroliubov, 57 pages

Reel 15 (790 pages of text)

Book (typewritten) by Iliia Iarkov about Aleksandr Dobroliubov and other Tolstoii disciples before and after the Revolution, 620 pages


"Biografiia Iarkova Demient'evicha Dragunovskogo" (Biography of Iarkov Demient'evich Dragunovskii), by Ivan Dragunovskii. Very valuable manuscript full of facts and documents about the life of Tolstoii disciples from 1918 to the beginning of the 1970s. Dedicatory inscription from the author dated 1977 April, 170 pages

Reel 16

Moiia Zhyzn' (My Life) by Iliia Iarkov (1928-1935). Frequent arrests and deportations, author's meetings with imprisoned intellectuals, church figures, Tolstoii disciples and OGPUD NKVD figures, 152 pages


Several pages about Iarkov's stay in secret NKVD psychiatric hospital (1951-1954)


Moiia Zhyzn' (My Life) by Iliia Iarkov


Youth (1909-1917), 46 pages


First World War, 30 pages


Kuibyshev (1935-1938), 106 pages


2 handwritten pages, list of sources about Tolstoii disciples in USSR (M. Popovskii)


Poems by a poet Vitalii Medvedkov (1892-1940). Some poems dedicated to Tolstoii commune located in Kaukas by Zmieika River in 1920s