Born Grigory Kotovsky July 12, 1881 in the town of Gancheshty, Chisinau county of Bessarabia, a mechanic in the family distillery (the plant belonged to the hereditary prince Bessarabian Manuk Bey). His father Ivan and mother Akulina Romanovna raised six children. Interestingly, his biography Kotovskij constantly falsify. That indicates different year of birth - mostly 1887 th or 1888 th, it claims that there is 'of the nobles' (in Soviet encyclopedias read - 'of workers'). Deadline egomaniac and 'narcissus', all his life he could not accept the fact that his father came 'from the burghers of the city Balta', instead of 'graphene'. Even after the revolution, when belonging to the nobility only harms people, Kotovsky, indicated in questionnaires that came from the nobility, and his grandfather was the 'Colonel Kamenetz-Podolsk province. " The fact of the 'rejuvenation' Grigory Ivanovich 6-7 years, ie that Kotovsky was born in 1881, became known only after his death in 1925.