- Count Grigori Grigorievich . 1734–83, Russian soldier and a lover of Catherine II. He led (with his brother, Count Aleksey Grigorievich Orlov, 1737–1808) the coup that brought Catherine to power
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The tenors Nikolsky, Orlov, and Vassiliev all had fine voices.The Russian Opera
They played cards in Orlov's study, and Polya and I handed them tea.
That may be true, but it was absolutely impossible to judge of Orlov by what he read.
Could it be Orlov, to whom perhaps Kukushkin had complained of me?
Orlov got into one, I got into the other with two portmanteaus.