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British scintists research origin of Mikhail Lermontov

Британцы исследуют происхождение М.Ю.Лермонтова по крови

British company «Oxford Ancestors», geneological expert, in 2007 oblidged to prove, that Lermontov ancestors came from Scotland. It was supposed, that Lermontov family started with George Lermont came from Scotland. At siege of Belaya fortitude he was captivated, and then stayed in Russia. Genetic link was not authorized: no one of genetic branches of British Lermonts coincide with chromosome of Russian Lermontov family descendants. But its characteristics are сeltic, not Russian, which doesn’t exclude possible presence of Scottish blood in Russian poet. // Great Britain// 11/10/2014, Source: