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Moreover, in 19th-century Russia, his homosexuality was a serious handicap in
the development of his career. He had personal charm and audacity, however,
and he used them to advantage. In 1899 he realized the first of these
military officer whose Balkan campaigns determined the Russian victory in the
Russo-Turkish War of 1828-29. Although he was of German parentage and was
educated at the Berlin cadet school, Diebitsch joined the Russian Army in 1801, ...
Oct. 10, 1903, Parfyanovka, near Pskov, Russia — d. Jan. 16, 1969, Santa
Monica, Calif, U.S.), Russian-born American composer noted for his
sophisticated melodies for films, Broadway musicals, and revues. Among his
most popular songs ...
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