O Mundo das Sombras is incorporated in this blog

In order to organize all the materials of my research I decided today to incorporate in this blog posts previously published in another blog I created in the year 2005, which covers the same topic, but written in Portuguese, named O Mundo das Sombras. See it here. From now on the posts will be written in both languages.

01 May 2017

Mikhail Ivanovich Tereshchenko


At last I found him! Mikhail Ivanovich Tereshchenko (Russian: Михаи́л Ива́нович Тере́щенко), Finance Minister of the Kerenski Russian Provisional Government  [1886-1956]. Lawyer, art collector, publisher, businessman. Mason [lodge La Patite Ourse, St. Petersburgh].
John Grosvenor Beevor, SOE head in Portugal, disclose he was his first contact in this country. But I could not find any trace at all about him, but only references to his business activities in France, Monaco and Madagascar after the Bolshevik Revolution [1917].
Tonight progress was made. He worked also in Mozambique, and yes, in Lisbon during WW2, undercovered. 
Tereshchenko, visited Beevor in several occasions, calling for that a lady who was providing Red Cross passports as a intermediate. He had a house in Estoril, which was owned by a German and reported the relevant fact that led to the discovered by Section V of MI6 of one of the top German agents who spied for naval intelligence, mainly vessels routes.
He spoke nine idioms  fluently [alias tirtheen], including Portuguese. 
Aleksandr Yakovlevich Golovin painted him, as can be seen here: