A.F.Ilin-Zhenevsky (28.11.1894 – 3.09.1941)
On the 28th of November (the 16th of November in the Old style) there was 110th birthday anniversary of Alexander Fiodorovich Ilin-Zhenevsky, who was an outstanding master and organization of the chess movement, revolutionist, diplomatist, writer, journalist and public figure, the whole life of whom was connected with his native city – Petersburg.
S.Morozov. TEN AND A HALF WEEKS. THE WAR AND THE DEATH OF A.F.ILIN-ZHENEVSKIY.
Precisely 73 days or ten and a half weeks have been living an outstanding chess player and public figure, twice champion of his native city Alexander Fiodorovich Ilin-Zhenevskiy from the beginning day of the Great Patriotic War till his death. His wife Taisia Aleksandrovna, born Viazovskaya outlasted him for four days. She was very talented: danced in the ballet of the Leningrad music-hall, sang, painted, played chess in the final of the city women’s championship in 1940.
Diary of T.A. and A.F. Ilin-Zhenevskiy
The notes were being recorded by Alexander Fiodorovich as well as Taisia Aleksandrovna daily and were suddenly cut short with unfinished phrase on the last page.