Marina Denikina died in her Versailles house near Paris on Thursday at the age of 86
The daughter of Russian White Guard General Anton Denikin, Marina Denikina, died in her Versailles house near Paris on Thursday at the age of 86.
Anton Denikin was a major White Guard leader with feats during the First World War.
He emigrated after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. He was buried in 1947 in the US city of Jackson, New Jersey, and his wife Ksenia was buried at Saint Genevieve de Bois cemetery near Paris.
Marina Denikina left Russia with her family that settled down in Paris in 1926.
She married French historian, getting the title of countess.
Denikina worked on television for many years.
She published with the literary pseudonym Marina Gray her books “My Father is General Denikin”, “The General Dies at Midnight” and “The Investigation of the Murder of the Romanovs”.
President Vladimir Putin granted to her Russian citizenship by his decree in this year’s April.
“I am incredibly proud and happy about this. This is one of the happiest days in my life,” Denikina then said.
She last saw her homeland in October, when the remains of General Denikin were repatriated and buried at the cemetery of Moscow’s Donskoi monastery.