Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003202, Fri, 17 Jul 1998 11:09:27 -0700

Re: Botkin (fwd)
Yes, he is well-known. Yurovsky, Goloshchekin, and the rest of the
Bolshevik thugs in the Voikov team shot Dr. Botkin, and then cut off his
ring finger and wrung out his gold-plated dentures, before burning his body
in sulphuric acid and gasoline along with the Czar and his family. His
pince-nez, part of the denture, and the ringless finger were found near or
in the Ganin Pit. Nabokov must have known some details this because
Sokolov's meticulous report (he was a special investigator of Admiral
Kolchak) of 1918 was published abroad early enough, if I am not mistaken.