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Zasulich, Vera

Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1919 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Writers

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.