Esenin shortly after his suicide (December 28, 1925)
Esenin, Moscow, October, 1925. Left to right, back row: Vasily
Nasedkin, Alexandra Esenina, Alexander Sakharov, Sergei Esenin. Left to
right, front row: Ekaterina Esenin, Sofia Tolstaya.
Esenin's funeral, Leningrad Union of Writers, December, 29, 1925. The
woman in the black hat at center in most likely Sofia Tolstaya.
Esenin's funeral, Press House, Moscow, December, 30, 1925. Esenin's
sister Ekaterina and his mother are the two women front right. The
second woman on the left, hand raised, is Zinaida Raikh. Meyerhold is
to her right, slightly behind.
All photos are from Gordon McVay, Esenin: A Life. Ann Arbor: Ardis,