Born in St. Petersburg in a noble family , originating from the Don Cossacks .

Since 1880 he studied at the First St. Petersburg Gymnasium . In 1887 he graduated from the school of the Alexander Cadet Corps , then Krasnov went to study at the First Military Pavlovsk School .

On August 1 0, 1889, Pyotr Nikolaevich was enlisted "in the set of the Don Cossack regiments with a secondment to the Life-Guards Ataman His Imperial Highness the Heir to the Tsarevich regiment . "
In 1891 he began his journalistic career in the military publication "Russian Invalid" . Since 1896 Krasnov has been publishing his literary works : novels and stories . In the same year he married Lydia Fyodorovna Grunesein , a Petersburg chamber singer . (Krasnov 2006, 7-8)

Further Pyotr Nikolayevich served in diplomatic and military missions . He makes an impetuous military career , participates in the Russo-Japanese War, and already in 1910 he received the rank of colonel and commanded a regiment. (Krasnov 2006, 11-13)

Krasnov showed himself to be a brave officer during the First World War , but in 1917 he joined the political struggle : Pyotr Nikolaevich took part in the Kornilov rebellion . From this moment, his history of participation in the Civil War begins . On the Don Ataman Krasnov actually created a regular army , which fought with the Bolsheviks . (Krasnov 2006, 14-16)

22 January 1920 the year , after the failure of the offensive Yudenich in the north-west , Krasnov moved to Estonia and 20 March with his wife to express " Revel -Berlin " leaving Russia. (Krasnov 2006, 23)

While in exile, Krasnov lives first in Germany (near Munich), then in France (in the castle of Sesin , the village of Santeny , Dammarie - le- Lee), and again in Germany (in a villa in Dalewitz near Berlin). In Munich, the Don ex-ataman was a member of the Russian Monarchist Union, in Berlin - the Supreme Monarchist Council, in Paris - the Supreme Monarchist Council, being in good standing and high posts . Thus it has become one of the organizers of the international "Russian Truth Fellowship" (1921-1933) with the poet ohm C ergeem A leksandrovichem Sokolov th and Duke ohm T eorgiem H ikolaevichem Leichtenberg m . (Krasnov 2006, 25)

Krasnov also appeared with a contributor to the journal Russkaya Pravda, who actively fought for monarchist ideals. There he published together with Bunin th , AV Amphitheater th , A. Averchenko, M. Kolosova, PE Dyakova and others.
U of some data in the 'Brotherhood of Russian Truth "By the River ASNOVA was known as H. Grant - Brother number 2. Also, in exile, he was close to the Grand Duke Nicholas, the connection which gave the opportunity to become a member of the Supreme Monarchist Council.
(Bazanov 2013, 33-34, 58)

In the period from 1921 by 1927 od it from French Village Santen n tinuous addressed Cossacks with "open letter Cossack". In them, he called on foreign countries to recreate the traditional structure of villages and hamlets, to cooperate with the army organizations PN Wrangel and, above all, EMRO and, most importantly, lead the national-patriotic " protivobolshevistskuyu " work. P emp H ikolaevich Krasnov dedicated activities " B ratstvu P ENGLISH P Ravda" two feature novel "White scroll" (1928) and 'Feat' (1932). (Zapevalov 2005) (Bazanov 2013, 33-34)

It is known , that by 1924 ode " CVT " and "Russian True" funded P etrom H ikolaevichem Wrangel. Later, because of the emigrant squabbles ceased publication of the journal, but a year later S. Sokolov was able to get money from the Duke D . H . Leuchtenberg and entrepreneur N.E. Paramonov, and the magazine was resumed.
After his death in 1929, the BRP secured funds from numerous sympathizers, mostly in the United States.

Since 1930, an ode to the activities funded PDU Russian Liberation penalty in memory of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II (ROK), created by the Deputy Director of the Department of General Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire and the head of Internal Affairs in the government of Denikin Sergey Nikolayevich Palaeologus (1877-1933 ).
PN Krasnov invited him to head the Fund for the Salvation of the Motherland (Treasury of the Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich). In 1930, an ode , after repeated calls to the AP Kutepov about 'Trust', SN Palaeologus demonstratively leaves the entire apparatus and organizes ROCK, all funds that went to work PDUs. The revision commission of the Treasury included Metropolitan Anthony (chairman), professor of medicine F.V. Verbitsky, military foreman V.V. Kuritsyn. SN Paleologue sent literature to the BRP by parcels, but did not take part in the conspiratorial work. (Bazanov 2013, 42)

In 1933, the " Brotherhood of Russian Pravda" actually disintegrated . P.N. Krasnov put forward five main reasons for the termination of the work of this organization:
1) indifference and fatigue of the public of foreign Russia to "activist" work, which manifested itself already by 1930;
2) envy and intrigues of other émigré organizations, primarily the ROVS;
3) disillusionment with the activities of the BRP of foreign special services, which demanded the execution of clearly unrealistic plans, such as the assassination of Stalin and the explosion of the Lenin Mausoleum;
4) a serious illness of S. A. Sokolov himself;
5) as a consequence of the previous ones, the complete impoverishment of the treasury. (Bazanov 2013, 206)

In the second half of the 30s and early 40s, little is known about Krasnov's political activities . He continued to write literary works as before . (Zapevalov 2005, 305-306)
But on June 18, 1943, a Wehrmacht delegation headed by Major General Helmut von Panwitz , commander of the 1st Cossack Cavalry Division, visited Pyotr Nikolaevich . First, he was offered to lecture for SD officers about the Russian Cossacks . In July, he already became the head of the Cossack affairs department in the eastern ministry . The result of this cooperation was the creation in Italy , near the town of Alesso, "Cossack State" , in which villages , schools , theaters and cadet schools appeared . (Krasnov 2006, 27-28)

On May 7 , 1945, Krasnov, together with his nephews, surrendered to the British in Austria . The British authorities handed over Krasnov and his other supporters to the USSR . On January 17 , 1947, Pyotr Nikolaevich Krasnov was hanged . (Krasnov 2006, 28-30) (Goncharenko 2005, 215)

Pyotr Nikolayevich Krasnov (1869-1947)

Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov
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