According to the diarist, Hoffman said when meeting with him: "Ah! So, you are appointed to replace the poor Skalon who leave your Bolsheviks! Do not shame the poor man ruled his country! ". For Samoilo seems inexplicable "fantasy" Skalon - choose the time, place and even time to put an end to the "shame of the country". Focke also believed that the decision to commit suicide was not for General premeditated and sudden. Some were inclined to believe that one of the reasons that can somehow explain the tragedy, is a letter received Skalon the day of death of some "benefactor" reported on misconduct general's wife. This is an obvious slander. Skalon entered the first marriage only two years before the events of Anna Lvovna lions. In the hands of a young woman one year old daughter Hope it was in the time of the tragedy.