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A Russian Officer with Polish Roots in Czechoslovakia. On the Seventieth Anniversary of Vladimir Hejmovsky's Victory in the Grand Pardubice Steeplechase



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Czech-polisch historical and pedagogical journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords Vladimir Hejmovsky /Vladimir Geymovsky; Grand Pardubice Steeplechase; army officer; equestrianism; Vitez (Victor)
Description Vladimir Hejmovsky's, (Russian: Vladimir Geymovsky) was a tsarist officer in Russia who fought on the side of the Whites against the Bolsheviks. After arriving in Czechoslovakia in 1923, he became an officer in the Czechoslovak army. He was also a passionate equestrian who managed to win the Grand Pardubice Steeplechase in 1951 - when he was nearly sixty years old. But he would never again achieve a similar sporting achievement. Czechoslovakia's State Security (StB) sought to get rid of him for his earlier anti-Bolshevik activities (and his activities in the Russian emigre organization Victor), which they succeeded in doing in September 1952.

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