Pavel Ivanovich Biryukov( Writer, a follower and friend LN Tolstoy)
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Biography Pavel Ivanovich Biryukov
Born in 1860. in a noble family of Kostroma. He studied at the Page Corps, Maritime College, Maritime Academy. He worked at the Central Physical Observatory, but soon resigned and became the head-based LN. Tolstoy and VG. Chertkov publishing the "agent". In 1892, Mr.. worked in the kitchens of the Samara province, arranged by Tolstoy during the famine. In 1895, Mr.. traveled to the Caucasus to study Dukhobor movement. For drawing of an appeal in favor of Dukhobors "Help" was sent in 1897. in the province of Courland. A year later he was allowed to go abroad, where he remained until 1907. Wrote in "Bulletin of the Kronstadt", "Russian Wealth" (red. Obolensky), "Week", "young Russia", "Spiritual Christian", was a series of essays for popular consumption in publishing the "agent". Abroad, published collections of "Free Word" and the magazine "Free Thought". In 1901, Mr.. published book "Doukhobor". His main work - biography of Tolstoy. The first volume appeared in 1905. (2 nd ed., Moscow, 1911), 2-nd - in 1908. (biography brought to 1884), prepared by a 3rd Volume. A lot of precious details reported in this book about the words of Leo Tolstoy. Written without literary brilliance, but extremely informative, biography translated into many foreign languages.