Kusiel(Kuska in the 1897 census) Yankelevich Usdin was born in 1885.He was my grandfather eldest brother.He escaped the holocaust as he was in Leningrad
Ksiel or Kusiel is Yekutiel, a biblical name
(one of the members of the Tribe of Juda. See Chronicles I, 4:18:
"Jekuthiel father of Zanoch").
Mikhail Davidovich Usdin is David's son.He was born in the 1940ies and lives in St Petersburg.In the photo is Mikhail, his wife , Galia and daughter Vika. Vika is a journalist in St. Petersburg.
The Lavabo house at the Jewish cemetery of St Petersburg