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|Died|| 22 October 1926|
Arrochar, New York City, United States
|Occupation||soldier, political activist, writer|
|Notable work(s)||Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand|
Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich (1858—1926) was a mysterious Russian figure who moved to the United States following the Bolshevik Revolution. He claimed to be a Tsarist general and white Russian loyalist. He was involved in Pan-Slavism and White Russian activism, including various chivalric orders and cultural organisations, amongst the diaspora community in America. Spiridovich is perhaps best known for authoring a book positing various conspiracy theories entitled "Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand".
Spiridovitch was President of the Slavonic Society of Russia and also of the Latino-Slavic League of Paris and Rome. Politically he was a supporter of the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and an opponent of Bolshevism.
According to Walter Laqueur:
|“||Count (General) Cherep-Spiridovich had his headquarters in the United States; he was even more obviously a clinical case than some of his colleagues. He introduced himself in his books as 'The Slav Pope', 'The Slav Bismarck','The possessor of the faculty to foresee events'||”|
|“||and combined Barnum promotion techniques with propagation of the stories supplied by his European friends. The results have to be read to be believed. Even so, well-known men like Henry Ford and newspapers like the Financial Times in London took him seriously and helped him to reach a fairly wide public.||”|
Walter Laqueur, Russia and Germany (1965), p. 120.
- A Europe without Turkey—the security of France requires (1913)
- Towards Disaster: Dangers and Remedies (1914)
- How to Save England (1920)
- Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand (1926)
- The Non-Existent Manuscript by Cesare G. De Michelis, (University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln and London, 2004), pp. 146, 161 ISBN 0-8032-1727-7
- Russia and Germany, A Century of Conflict by Walter Laqueur, (Boston • Toronto: Little, Brown and Company: 1965)
- "COUNT SPIRIDOVITCH GIVES A LUNCHEON"
- Count Cherep-Spriridovich (2000-01-01). The Secret World Government or "The Hidden Hand": The Unrevealed in History. Book Tree. ISBN 158509093X. http://www.amazon.com/dp/158509093X. Template:Russia-writer-stub
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