In the mid-1930 photograph, the classics sat next to a blond girl on the river near Sverdlovsk city in Russia.
The girl with curly hair cut by the European fad the moment is Faina Vakhreva, the latter is known by his title, the wife of the great-grandson, the son of the fossil. In the memoir “Life in my Soviet Union”, the Kingdom of China said Faina was his only friend at the Uralmash plant in Sverdlovsk , the city later changed its name to Ekaterinburg.
“We met after she graduated from a technical training school. I’m her superior. That’s the person who understands my circumstances best. Whenever I was struggling, she expressed her feelings of compassion and willingness to help, “thought the Scriptures in the restoration.
From a factory worker in the Soviet Union, Faina entered the family of thought after marrying the economy, and married to Taiwan during the Civil War period, and resumed his companion when he was in power at the island.
“Her whole life is a story of complete dissatisfaction and peeling,” said analyst Mark O’Neill, author of the biography of “The Silent wife of the Great Kingdom”, commented. “The story of the Great Kingdom is so famous and it is hard to write something new. But his wife is still a secret. Without Faina, he will not be himself. ”
An orphan born in the eastern region of Belarus in 1916, Faina spent the first years of life in poverty, nurturing by her sister. Meanwhile, the national thought of 1925 came to the Soviet Union and attended Sun Yat-sen University in Moscow. The fossil thought came to Russia in 1923 to buy weapons, then decided to take her to study.
It is fluent in Russian, and enjoys vodka. After acquaintance Faina, he felt this was a cheerful, harmonious girl, with a hobby of skating and hiking. They married in 1935, then lived in a small apartment in Sverdlovsk.
Life in the USSR was quite struggling, the food deprivation. After their first son was born, the Kingdom wished to return to his homeland, but Stalin was “kept” in the midst of tension between the Soviet Union and the fossil-thought faction escalated. However, the unexpected happened when Stalin finally decided to allow him to go to China, Faina also followed.
“She never returned to Russia after leaving with her husband in 1937. That’s not what you expected. Faina wanted to live with her husband in the Soviet Union, “O’Neill said, and expressed interest in referring to the meeting between Faina and her mother-in-law, the third wife of the Sun-shek.
“Faina came from a normal family, unaware of Chinese, and suddenly met my Linh, the most calm Chinese woman in the world. She was wealthy, dressed beautifully, comfortable with everyone, and suddenly became the mother of a Russian factory worker “, O’Neill described.
The fossil thought is said to love his nephew. O’Neill speculate that without this boy, Faina could quietly “disappear” and a more appropriate woman from a family of Chinese honors would take place in her. Entering the new life, Faina immersed himself in Chinese language and culture, began painting and playing Mahjong.
Father and son Faina, who came to Zhejiang province, lived with Mao Phuc Mai, the first wife of the Shek and the mother of the Great kingdom. According to the mention, the locals are surprised by a young blond woman who is bathing the river during pregnancy and horseback riding through the villages.
As the economy was delivered by his father more and more in charge, Faina also became active as a wife of local civilian leadership. However, she encountered a major shock by her husband’s adultery with a colleague. Thought that the economy and the mistress had two twins, but the woman then died mysteriously.
Faina’s role in the family fell progressively after they moved to Chongqing, south-west China, where the kingdom became a key advisor to his father. This was one of the lonely and isolated periods of time for her. When the faction of the world was lost in the Civil War, Faina and the children were sent to Taiwan first.
“Shortly after 8 months of misery, she had to come to a strange place while wearing fatigue waiting for her husband’s news,” O’Neill said. Because of espionage everywhere, the information about her husband’s position and Faina’s father was kept confidential.
It is considered a more moderate person than the fossil thought. However, his sons and Faina were pampered, like partying and passion for guns. O’Neill suggests that they felt the shadow of the father and his grandfather cover up.
The three sons of Faina later died early in diabetes and cancer. Some Taiwanese people believed that the children of Faine and the Great kingdom had to “endure” the actions of his grandfather.
Elizabeth Chiang, Faina’s third son’s wife, described her husband as a lively and cheerful person, often telling jokes in Russian or Chinese. She never saves herself after her difficult years of life, even asking the maid to take the bill if it finds the expense too large.
She also attempted to curb her husband’s craving for alcohol and sweets when her diabetes devastated his health. Faina herself addicted to heavy tobacco, suffering from asthma and increasingly isolated.
“Her husband asked for no questions about politics and work. She agreed, accepted her role as motherhood and housewife in a loyal way, advocating unconditional husband, “O’Neill said, further reveals that Faina’s sister, who nurtured her childhood, had written letters to Taiwan, but thought the economy decided not to give his wife.
Despite the disapproval of her husband’s wind and lack of water, the relationship between Faina and the Kingdom of China remained extended to the end of life. Elizabeth Chiang said Faina always waited for her husband at the door, then they joked together in both Russian and Chinese.
Faina died of complications of lung cancer in Taipei on 15/12/2004 at the age of 88, 16 years after her husband went away.
Pearl (According to SCMP)