Skip to main content

Perovsky-Petrovo-Solovovo, Count(1868-1954)

Perovsky-Petrovo-Solovovo, Count(1868-1954)

Distinguished Russian-born psychical researcher. He was born Michael Solovioy, succeeded to the title of Count, and was generally known as "Count Solovovo" among members of the Society for Psychical Research, London. He joined the society in 1890 at a time when it had commenced the collection of cases for the important Census of Hallucinations (published in vol. 10 of the society's Proceedings ), and he contributed Russian cases to this project.

He investigated the Russian medium S. F. Sambor and uncovered his methods of producing phenomena by fraud, and in 1910 he cooperated with Everard Feilding and W. Marriott in sittings with the famous medium Eusapia Palladino in Naples. He reported on these sittings in Proceedings of the SPR (vol. 25, pp. 57-69). He took a special interest in the question of whether competent researchers, qualified to detect fraud, might still be influenced by illusions induced by séance room conditions. He also contributed to the SPR Proceedings and Journal on such topics as extrasensory perception and the medium D. D. Home. He also reviewed for the Journal those continental journals devoted to psychical research. He was honorary secretary for Russia for the society for many years. In view of his eminent services, the society conferred honorary membership upon him.

In 1936, he moved to London and in his later years acquired British citizenship.


Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

Perovsky-Petrovo-Solovovo, Count. "My Experiments with S. F. Sambor." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 30 (1937).

. "On the Production of Spurious 'Spirit Raps.' " Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 6 (1893).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Perovsky-Petrovo-Solovovo, Count(1868-1954)." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . 25 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Perovsky-Petrovo-Solovovo, Count(1868-1954)." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . (April 25, 2019).

"Perovsky-Petrovo-Solovovo, Count(1868-1954)." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Retrieved April 25, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.