More than a hundred years have passed since the day when the Bolsheviks came to power in our country. Millions of books have been written about the leader of the world proletariat, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. But much less is known about the head of the Provisional Government, Alexander Fedorovich Kerensky, and his life is also full of interesting facts.
Kerensky's father Fyodor Mikhailovich was the director of the Simbirsk men's gymnasium at the time when Volodya Ulyanov, whose father was the director of the public schools of the Simbirsk province, was studying there. The families of the Kerensky and Ulyanovs were on friendly terms, despite the fact that the only four in the certificate of Vladimir Ulyanov was by logic. And this subject was taught by Fyodor Mikhailovich Kerensky.
As a child, Sasha Kerensky suffered a serious illness - tuberculosis of the femur. After the operation, the boy could not walk for a long time, and then began to move with difficulty with the help of orthopedic shoes. Nevertheless, the young man was able to overcome his illness, in the senior grades of the gymnasium, when the family was already living in Tashkent, Alexander Kerensky was an excellent dancer and amateur theater actor.
In 1916, fate presented him with another test - one kidney was removed from Kerensky. Despite health problems, Alexander Fedorovich lived a long life, he died in 1970, at the age of 89.
Alexander Fedorovich Kerensky was a deputy of the IV State Duma from the city of Volsk, Saratov province. She began work on November 15, 1912. The young deputy harshly criticized the tsarist regime, for which the empress offered to hang him.
In all the photographs, Kerensky has the same haircut - "beaver". She was recommended by her first wife - Olga Fedorovna Kerenskaya (Baranovskaya). Kerensky later parted with his wife, but remained faithful to the haircut for the rest of his life.
In March 1917, Kerensky was appointed Minister of Justice of the Provisional Government. On the very first day of work in his new position, Kerensky surprised the entire government by shaking hands with the doorman and the courier. By the way, the old doorman by the name of Moiseyev was not delighted with such a democratic gesture, grumbling disapprovingly: "What kind of minister is he if he shakes my hand with me?"
But the famous satirist Arkady Averchenko noted that the fall of Kerensky as a politician began with that very handshake. Averchenko assured that a polite nod would be enough for the doorman to be happy.
In all Soviet history textbooks it was written that Kerensky, during the storming of the Winter Palace, cowardly fled, disguised as a woman's. Alexander Fedorovich himself tried all his life to dispel this myth, unpleasant for him. In an interview, he repeatedly stated that it was much more dangerous to run through revolutionary Petrograd in a woman's dress than in a military jacket. The former head of the Provisional Government assured that all this was the invention of the Bolsheviks.
On July 11, 1970, a lonely and seriously ill Alexander Fedorovich Kerensky died in New York. By that time, his second wife had died, and the first, along with his sons, lived in London. Kerensky did not want to be a burden for the hospital staff, refused to eat and tore the IV needle from a vein. Orthodox priests refused to perform the funeral service. According to one version, they decided that he deliberately passed away, according to another, they were considered the culprit of the collapse of Russia. The sons transported their father's body to London, where he was buried in Putney Vale Cemetery.