Eduard von Falz-Fein
|Born||14 September 1912|
Gavrilovka, Kherson uezd, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire[a]
|Died||17 November 2018 (aged 106)|
Baron Eduard Oleg Alexandrowitsch von Falz-Fein (14 September 1912 – 17 November 2018) was a Liechtensteiner businessman, journalist, and sportsman. He served as a "sports diplomat" who initiated the Olympic movement in Liechtenstein and was vice president of the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee in the mid-1930s. His Father Alexander Eduardovich is an agronomist, brother of the founder of the Askania-Nova biosphere reserve in Southern Ukraine, Friedrich von Falz-Fein, mother Vera Nikolaevna is from a family of generals and admirals of the Russian fleet Yepanchins.
Von Falz-Fein was born in Havrylivka, Beryslav Raion, Kherson Oblast, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine). In 1951 and from 1953 until 1973, he was President of the Liechtenstein Cycling Association. Falz-Fein funded much of the research on the identification of the Romanov family remains. He turned 100 on 14 September 2012. He was a cousin of an Olympic bobsledder Eduard Theodor von Falz-Fein (1912–1974). Falz-Fein died in a house fire in Vaduz on 17 November 2018 at the age of 106. At the time of his death, Eduard was the oldest living resident of Liechtenstein.
- "Golden Laurel" (2003) (awarded in recognition of the outstanding achievements of successful athletes and people who have provided a great service for the sphere of sport in Liechtenstein)
- Baron of Liechtenstein
- Soviet Union
- Emeritus of the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries "For contribution to friendship"
- Order of Friendship of Peoples (26 October 1993) – for the active long-term advocacy of Russian culture abroad
- Order of Honour (14 September 2002) – for outstanding contribution to the preservation and promotion of Russian culture abroad, strengthening friendship and cooperation between the peoples of the Russian Federation and the Principality of Liechtenstein
- Pushkin Medal (20 August 2007) – for outstanding contribution to the preservation of the cultural heritage of Russia
- Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg"
- By the President of the Russian Federation (14 November 1998) – for outstanding contribution to the preservation and repatriation of Russian art and objects of historical heritage
- Order of St. Sergius, 2nd class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2002) – for outstanding contribution to the development of Russian culture and in connection with the anniversary
- Tsarskoye Selo Art Prize (1997)
- 4th class (24 August 2012) – for a significant contribution to strengthening the international authority of Ukraine, the popularization of its historical heritage and modern achievements and to mark the 21st anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine
- 5th class (13 September 2007) – for outstanding contribution to the preservation of Ukrainian heritage, and active participation in the development of conservation and environmental education activities at the Biosphere Reserve Askania-Nova, named FE Pfalz-Fein Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
- 1st class (15 November 2002) – for his significant contribution to the improvement of the international prestige of Ukraine, long fruitful charity
- 2nd class (22 May 1998) – for his significant contribution to the preservation of the Ukrainian historical and cultural heritage, the active promotion of the Biosphere Reserve Askania-Nova
- Honorary Insignia of the President of Ukraine (1994) – for long-term selfless activity to return to the Ukraine national cultural values, personal contribution to the renewal of the reserve Askania-Nova
- Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with a memorable mark (21 May 1998) – a personal contribution and active assistance in the restoration of historical and cultural heritage of the Biosphere Reserve Askania-Nova
- International Prize "Crystal Globe"
- Awarded to Nicholas Roerich (2004)
- Колбасин, Виталий (2018-11-27). "Последний аристократ. Жизнь и смерть русского барона Фальц-Фейна на чужбине". AiF (in Russian). Retrieved 2023-09-28.
- "Russian-born art patron turns 100". Voice of Russia. 14 September 2012. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
- "Alles Gute zum 104ten Geburtstag!". Olympic.li. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
- Falz-Fein Eduard Theodor von, Baron
- СМИ сообщили о смерти 106-летнего мецената Эдуарда фон Фальц-Фейна
- В Лихтенштейне скончался барон Эдуард фон Фальц-Фейн
- "Bestätigt: Das Todesopfer ist Baron Eduard von Falz-Fein". Vaterland online. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- Zadereychuk, Alla. Faltz-Feins in Tavria. –Simferopol: Dolya, 2010.
- article 2007 (in German)
- Massie, Robert K. (1995). The Romanovs: The Final Chapter.
- Sack, John (1959). Report from Practically Nowhere. New York: Curtis Publishing Company. pp. 93–107.
- Media related to Eduard von Falz-Fein at Wikimedia Commons