Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich

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Not to be confused with Alexander Spiridovich.
Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich
Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich on a French postcard of 1920
Born 1858
Died 22 October 1926 (aged 67–68)
Arrochar, New York City, United States
Occupation soldier, political activist, writer
Notable works Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand

Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich (1858 — 22 October 1926) was a Russian Count who moved to the United States following the Bolshevik Revolution. He was a Tsarist general and white Russian loyalist. He was involved in Pan-Slavism, White Russian and anti-semitic activism, including various chivalric orders and cultural organisations, amongst the diaspora community in America. Spiridovich is perhaps best known for authoring a book positing a concise conspiracy consisting of 300 Jewish families entitled "Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand".


Spiridovitch was President of the Slavonic Society of Russia and of the Latino-Slavic League of Paris and Rome. Politically he was a supporter of the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and an opponent of Bolshevism.

According to Walter Laqueur:

(Lord Alfred Douglas dixit)30

Walter Laqueur, Russia and Germany (1965), p. 120.

Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich died in Staten Island, at a hotel, with the Gas Line Pipe, stuck to his mouth-throat, as if to say that he committed suicide. The Police filed that in the only report. However, when the body was discovered at the hotel by the staff, the Gas line was shut off. No autopsy was done. There was no further investigation put into the case... He had a catholic and an orthodox funeral service.[citation needed]


  • A Europe without Turkey—the security of France requires (1913)
  • Towards Disaster: Dangers and Remedies (1914)
  • How to Save England (1920)
  • Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand (1926) - a transcript may be found here [1]


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