I recently came across these pictures in a closed forum. They were posted by a grandson of the Charitonows who graciously allowed me to post them here. Me being a big "fan" of their neginah I jumped at the opportunity.
Reb Avrohom Charitonow - Chazzen & Shochet in Nikolayev - and wife Beila.
His son, Reb Aron. Many famous Lubavitcher nigunim are his compositions, including "Der Beinuni," and "Nigun Yud Beis Tammuz."The "shades" are due to a self-inflicted wound so as to avoid the draft. So they say, anyway. I think he was ahead of his time and knew that one day they'd be all the rage among musicians...
Reb Sholom is my personal favorite. One of his nigunnim is in my blogger profile. To say that RSC had a tremendous Koach in Neginah is an understatement. He passed away in Moscow in 5694 at a young age. His son is Reb Shamshon Charitonow of Crown Heights, zg"z. Here's the nigun, as sung by Reb Shamshon. Sorry about the quality... If this won't put a Hirhur Tshuvah in you no nigun ever will, IMHO.
Reb Mordche Hersh Charitonow, HYD, son of Reb Aron.