Nove, Alexander (Alec) N. (1915–1994)
Born in Leningrad, of a Polish–Jewish family Novakovski, Alec Nove would say he felt like a Russian. His father was a Menshevik and his uncle a Bolshevik. He used as a small boy to listen to them arguing, and respected his uncle more. His native language was Russian. The family emigrated to London shortly after the Revolution.