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Zasulich, Vera

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Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1919 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Writers

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1894 - A Russian Marxist writer and revolutionary was born on the 27th of July in Mikhaylovka, Russia.

 

1866 - Graduated from high school and moved to St. Petersburg, where she worked as a clerk.

 

- Became involved in radical politics and taught literacy classes for factory workers.

 

1869 - Communicate with Russian revolutionary leader Sergei Nechaev led to her arrest and imprisonment.

 

1873 - Released and she settled in Kiev, where she joined the Kievan Insurgents, a revolutionary group of Mikhail Bakunin's anarchist supporters, becoming a respected leader of the movement.

 

1878 - Shot Trepov and wounded seriously.

 

1883 - Converted to Marxism and co-founded Emancipation of Labour group with Georgi Plekhanov and Pavel Axelrod.

 

- Commissioned to translate a number of Karl Marx's works into Russian.

 

1903 - Returned to Russia after the Revolution, but her interest in revolutionary politics waned.

 

1917 - Supported the Russian war effort during World War I and opposed the October Revolution.

 

1919 - She died on the 8th of May in Petrograd.

 

 

 


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