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Valerii Frantsevich Salatko-Petrishche papers, 1930-1976

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Salatko-Petrishche
Bib ID 4078026 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Salatko-Petrishche, Valeriĭ Frant︠s︡evich, 1913-1992
Title Valerii Frantsevich Salatko-Petrishche papers, 1930-1976
Physical Description 200 items (1 manuscript box)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.




The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts and printed materials. There are letters from N. P. Avtonomov and A. A. Bisk as well as copies of Salatko-Petrishche's letters to Lidiia Iulianovna Khaindrova. Salatko-Petrishche was in China from 1939-1943 as part of a Russian religious mission, and many of his manuscripts concern the Russian emigre colonies in Harbin, Shanghai and Peking. There is a bibliography of Salatko-Petrishche's works (including his own poetry and translations from both Chinese and Portugese poetry) and several essays discussing religious affairs in the Far East. In addition, there is a manuscript about the Toplovskii Monastery written by nun Paraskeva and a copy of Salatko-Petrishche's book "Ariel"́ (written under the pseudonym Valerii Pereleshin) a collection of poetry published in 1976.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Valerii Frantsevich Salatko-Petrishche Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1969.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1976.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1976.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1969.

Papers Accessioned 1976.

Papers Processed 05/--/81.

Papers Accessioned 1976.

Revision Description

2021-05-26 Authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded, bio note written and added; ksd

2021-06-07 PDF finding aid converted to EAD and published, ksd

2021-06-07 Restrictions revised and lifted by Tanya Chebotarev.

Subject Headings

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Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Avtonomov, N. P. (Nikolaĭ Pavlovich), 1885-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bisk, Alexandre, 1884-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- China -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paraskeva, monakhini︠a︡ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ zagranit︠s︡eĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Valerii Frantsevich Salatko-Petrishe (pseud. Valerii Pereleshin; July 7(20), 1913, Irkusts - November 7, 1992 Rio de Janeiro), Russian poet, writer, translator, journalist.

In 1920, emigrated with his mother to Harbin, where graduated from the gymnasium, then studied law and Chinese language and Chinese law.

His first poems were published in 1928 and translations from English and Chinese in the late 1930s. In 1932, together with Larissa Andersen and other young poets who lived in Harbin, he was a member of the literary association "Churaevka" headed by Aleksei Achair.

In 1937 he started his theological studies at the Institute of St. Vladimir; in 1938 he took monastic vows under the name German at the Kazan-Bogorodsky monastery in Harbin. In 1939 he moved to Beijing and began working in the Russian Orthodox Mission. In 1943 graduated from the theological department of the University of Harbin, taught at the Russian Orthodox Mission in Beijing. In 1945 he left the ministry and began working as a translator in the TASS.

In 1946 he received Soviet citizenship. In 1950, he decided to move permanently to the United States, but was expelled from there for trying to "create the Chinese Communist Party." He moved to Brazil in 1953, and to the end of his life lived in Rio de Janeiro, where he taught Russian, worked as a seller in a jewelry store, etc.

He finally settled in Brazil, where he lived until his death. He worked as a salesman in a jewelry store, at a furniture factory, taught English, was a librarian at the British consulate, taught Russian at a naval school. He practically did not write during his first years in Brazil. Only since 1967 he started publish his poems in Russian émigré newspapers and magazines.