|Died||22 October 1926 (aged 67–68)
Arrochar, New York City, United States
|Occupation||soldier, political activist, writer|
|Notable work(s)||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 and White Russian 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:
|“||Count (General) Cherep-Spiridovich had his headquarters in the United States; he was even more obviously a clinical case than some of his colleagues. He introduced himself in his books as 'The Slav Pope', 'The Slav Bismarck','The possessor of the faculty to foresee events'||”|
(Lord Alfred Douglas dixit)30
|“||and combined Barnum promotion techniques with propagation of the stories supplied by his European friends. The results have to be read to be believed. Even so, well-known men like Henry Ford and newspapers like the Financial Times in London took him seriously and helped him to reach a fairly wide public.||”|
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.
- 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 
- The Non-Existent Manuscript by Cesare G. De Michelis, (University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln and London, 2004), pp. 146, 161 ISBN 0-8032-1727-7
- Russia and Germany, A Century of Conflict by Walter Laqueur, (Boston • Toronto: Little, Brown and Company: 1965)
- "COUNT SPIRIDOVITCH GIVES A LUNCHEON"
- Count Cherep-Spriridovich (2000-01-01). The Secret World Government or "The Hidden Hand": The Unrevealed in History. Book Tree. ISBN 1-58509-093-X.