Nikolaev Cavalry School
Moscow State University
In 1913 Konstantin Aristarkhovich graduated from the 7th Moscow Gymnasium. As a gymnasium student, he published a collection of poems and prose Mozaika. At the end of the Gymnasium, he entered the law faculty of Moscow University (now Moscow State University). In 1914, the poet left the university and entered the Nikolaev Cavalry School.
In 1913 Konstantin Aristarkhovich published a lithographed book of poems Le futur, confiscated for "immorality" due to the design of Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov. After graduating from the Nikolaev Cavalry School, he was in the army. During the military service, which lasted seven years, the poet only occasionally printed his works in some newspapers and poetry collections.
Konstantin Aristarkhovich was one of the participants of a literary group Centrifuge during World War I. After the February Revolution of 1917, he worked as a secretary of the magazine Put osvobozhdeniya, published by the Moscow Council of Soldiers' Deputies. From 1918, Konstantin Aristarkhovich fought in the Red Army, at the end of the Civil War he was a military commandant of Sevastopol.
In 1938, Konstantin Aristarkhovich was shot.
Quotes from others about the person
L. Gumilevskiy said: "He was not stupid, talented, sometimes he was very simple and sincere, but from childhood, he was captivated by someone's aristocracy: he began to instill it in himself, pulled words, stuttered and became ridiculous. He was the son of a pharmacist, but often hinted at the mystery of his origin, and in the end, he began to believe that he was the son of a great knyaz".