• Short Summary

    THE RUE MESNIL IN PARIS HAS AN INHABITANT WHOSE NAME HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN BY THE WORLD.

  • Description

    THE RUE MESNIL IN PARIS HAS AN INHABITANT WHOSE NAME HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN BY THE WORLD.

    HE IS DEMIAN DAVRICHEWY, SON OF CATHERINE GUELADZE, AND HALF-BROTHER OF THE LATE JOSEF STALIN, AND HE HAS LIVED AT NO. 14, EKEING OUT A PRECARIOUS LIVING AS A JOURNALIST AND WRITER.

    UNTIL THEY WERE ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE HE AND HIS HALF BROTHER LIVED TOGETHER. HE REMEMBERS THE YOUNG STALIN AS 'VERY HUMAN' - A BOY TO 'PITY AN INJURED BIRD'.

    IN 1903 YOUNG DAVRICHEWY WENT TO PARIS TO STUDY AT THE SORBONNE. HE RETURNED TO RUSSIA THE FOLLOWING YEAR AND WAS SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT FOR TAKING PART, WITH OTHERS, IN REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES.

    HE ESCAPED TO PARIS, VIA SWITZERLAND WHERE HE SPENT NINE MONTHS IN GAOL.

    BACK IN PARIS HE TOOK AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN THE BIRTH OF AVIATION, AND BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST RUSSIAN PILOTS. AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN 1914 HE JOINED THE FRENCH AIRFORCE, WAS WOUNDED, AND RECEIVED THE MILITARY MEDAL.

    SINCE THE 1914 WAR MR. DAVRICHEWY HAS LIVED QUIETLY IN PARIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7T82XS2YKGC5P3I7TRJF248OL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T82XS2YKGC5P3I7TRJF248OL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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