Alexandra Andreevna “Asja” <I>Voronine</I> Yourieff

Alexandra Andreevna “Asja” Voronine Yourieff

Death 1 Oct 1993 (aged 88)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Plot Section C, Subdivision 9, Lot 86
Memorial ID 113897070 · View Source
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First wife of Vidkun Quisling, former Minister-President of Norway and Nazi collaborator during World War II. They met and married while Quisling was part of a Norwegian Military delegation to Russia in 1922. When Quisling returned to Norway in 1924, Asja was sent away to stay with her aunt in Nice, France never to return. Her last contact with Quisling was in 1929. She later wrote a book: In Quisling's Shadow: The Memoirs of Vidkun Quisling's First Wife, Alexandra.

In 1933 the Russian Orthodox Archbishop of China annulled her marriage so she could marry Dr. J.P. Ryabin. Ryabin died in an accident in 1936, the same year she met and married architect and honorary French consul, W. George Yourieff. In 1947 they came to the US.

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  • Created by: Dana Morris
  • Added: 16 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113897070
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexandra Andreevna “Asja” Voronine Yourieff (20 Aug 1905–1 Oct 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113897070, citing Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dana Morris (contributor 46544531) .