The Cossack Family Burov and Their History.

Unfortunately, there is very little mention today of the Cossack Family Burov. Even after all they had to overcome in the Russian Revolution, the Burov family history is still unknown by most.
Peter Nikitivich Burov was a prominent officer of the royal army, and by the end of 1917 reached the rank of Major-General of the General Staff. After the October revolution, he was recruited into the red army, where he served until fall of 1919, when he decided to switch sides and join the volunteer army. Once there, he was sentenced to four years of hard labor for his involvement in the red army, but was eventually pardoned by General Denikin and later enrolled in “The Armed Forces of South Russia”. In 1920, after the evacuation of troops from Crimea, General Burov was appointed chief in Gallipoli. Working together with a military school he arrived in 1922 to Bulgaria, but after the school was dissolved, he continued on to France. Once in France, he was the chairman of the local branch of the society of Gallipoli. Following World War II, Peter moved to Paris, where he headed the Main Board of the Company Gallipoli. He soon retired and moved to the United States in 1952 to Baltimore where he died on November 2, 1954 at the age of 82.
Nina Burova, Wife of General Burov was forced to remain in Ekaterinodar after the evacuation of the troops from Crimea due to a very ill child. After evading the red army, she led a group of white army Cossacks into battle where she was wounded and taken prisoner. Nina was sentenced to death originally, but was given amnesty in return for a life time of hard working labor. Nina managed to escape with the help of her family friends, and fled to her husband in France. She immigrated to the United States where she spent the rest of her years writing memoirs of the Russian revolution, engaged in art, and helped white army immigrants to migrate successfully to the United States. She died at the age of 104 in 1998.

On December 12th, 2010 in the All Cossack Stanitsa Nikolskaya, Church of Saint Nicholas, a memorial plaque was opened in remembrance of Nina Burova and her family. The Burova family is just one example, of people who were forgotten, and saw the faces of evil of the 20th Century.