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Kharin Ivan Nikolaevich
01.05.1860 - 06.06.1923 (Gregorian calendar)
Russian General Ivan Nikolaevich Kharin died on the 6th of June 1923 at the Copenhagen Hospital of cancer of the throat. He was an uncle by marriage of Grand Duchess Olga and was a well known figure in Danish society.
Before the war General Kharin was a millionaire mine owner and was considered the richest man in Russia, owning palaces at Petrograd and Moscow that contained art collections of fabulous value.
The general never traveled by train but always in a cortege of luxuriously appointed automobiles. While the war was in progress he was sentenced to death in Germany for espionage, but was pardoned by Emperor Wilhelm.
He emigrated to Denmark, buried in Copenhagen 08.06.1923 at "Assistens" cemetery grave no. 12.
Record of service.
Orthodox. Graduated from St. Petersburg Military Secondary School. Registered for service 31.08.1879. Completed studies at the Nicholaevsky Cavalry School. Transferred as Cornet (eligible for promotion 08.08.1881) to the 13th Uhlan Vladimir Regiment.
Lieutenant (eligible for promotion 08.08.1885).
Official for the assignments of the VIII Class by the Chief of the Main Headquarters (from 27.04.1887).
Staff Captain (promoted in 1890; eligible for promotion 30.08.1890; for distinguished service).
Guards staff-captain (promoted in 1896; eligible for promotion 14.05.1896; for distinguished service).
Subaltern officer for the assignments by the Chief of the Main Headquarters (from 11.03.1897).
Captain (eligible for promotion 06.05.1900).
Assigned for service in a special division for the collection of information about the killed and wounded soldiers in the war with Japan (from 05.03.1904).
Acting as Staff Officer for the assignments of the VII Class by the Chief of the Main Headquarters (from 07.05.1904).
Official for the assignments of the VII Class by the Chief of the Main Headquarters (from 20.10.1906).
Colonel (promoted 1908; eligible for promotion 13.04.1908; for distinguished service).
Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Main Headquarters (13.04.1908-28.03.1909).
Aide-de-camp for the Chief of the General Headquarters (28.03.1909-11.01.1910).
Remained in the service for the Chief of the General Headquarters (11.01.1910-11.03.1911). Continued the assignments of the VI Class by the Chief of the Main Headquarters (from 11.03.1911).
Discharged with distinction 21.03.1914 and promoted to the rank of Major General and commissioned to the foot militia for the Province of Petersburg.
23.03.1914 returned to the services in the same rank and as commander under the Chief of the Main Headquarters. Stayed in this rank till summer 1916 (eligible for promotion 15.04.1916).