2021 Sc – Prince Dolgorukov’s Scott –
2021. Prince Dolgorukov’s.
Catalogs: Scott -, Standard Collection -, Michel -.
Issued on: July 19, 2021.
Perforation: 12 x 11¼.
Printing: Offset lithography.
Face value: 56 ₽.
Prince Vasily Alexandrovich Dolgorukov was the son of Prince Alexander Vasilievich and Princess Mary Sergeyevna Dolgorukov, and the stepson of Count P.K. Benckendorff.
He became Adjutant of Tsar Nicholas II in 1907, commander of the Horse Life Guards Grenadier Regiment in 1914, was promoted to the Stavka—the Imperial High Command—during World War I, and became a Marshal of the Imperial household.
As Marshal of the Imperial Court Dolgorukov was an assistant to his stepfather (who was one rank his senior in the Court hierarchy). Deeply devoted to the Tsar Dolgorukov accompanied the Imperial family to imprisonment in Tobolsk. He was separated from them when they were transferred to Ekaterinburg. Later Dolgorukov, together with General Count Tatishchev was also moved to Ekaterinburg but not allowed into the Ipatiev House (where the Romanovs were imprisoned). Both were shot, as was the Tsarina’s lady-in-waiting, Countess Anastasia Hendrikova.