On November 21, at the Russian House in Brussels, as part of the “With Russian Roots” program, an evening was held dedicated to the famous compatriot in Belgium, a representative of the post-revolutionary emigration – the commander of the Cavalry Guard and the Russian Imperial Guard, General Vladimir Mikhailovich Bezobrazov and his family.
The evening was hosted by his granddaughter Alexandra Vladimirovna Bezobrazova and the Belgian writer and journalist Gregoire Tolstoy. They talked about the history of the noble Bezobrazov family, dating back to the 14th century, about the life path of its most famous representative – the great patriot of Russia, General V.M. Bezobrazov, the life of his family after emigration – first in the Belgian Congo for several decades, and then in Belgium itself, its connections with Russia and Russian culture.
Interesting historical stories and comments were accompanied by the display of unique photographs from the personal archives of the Tolstoy and Bezobrazov families, reflecting the Belgian part of the history of the Russian diaspora.
The evening, held in front of a full hall, was attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium A.A. Tokovinin, members of aristocratic Russian families living in Belgium, representatives of the Belgian creative intelligentsia, teachers and students of local educational institutions, students of the Russian language courses of the RCSC and many others .