8 / 1997
Jurij Zalokar

Ivan Kos: A Slovene in the Tzarist Russia

The presentation of Ivan Kos (1846-1907), a Slovene emigrant businessman and a man of many talents (music, painting, chess...) who spent most of his life in Russia, is based on his family correspondence and several published sources. It also includes some personal memories of his daughter Ana (married Zalokar). Most interesting are his views on the prerevolutionary scenery and the last decades of the tzarist Russia.