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
Tsarist Russia
Died 22 October 1926 (aged 67–68)
Arrochar, Staten Island, New York City, U.S.
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, titled Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand.


Spiridovitch was President of the Slavonic Society of Russia and also 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 Lord Alfred Douglas, 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.[1]


Cherep-Spiridovich died in a Staten Island hotel, with a gas line pipe stuck in his throat. The police reported that he had committed suicide. However, when the body was discovered at the hotel by the staff, the gas line was shut off. No autopsy was performed and no further investigation put into the case.[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]


  1. ^ Laqueur, Walter Ze'ev (1 January 1965). Russia and Germany. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 9781412833547. 


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