The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: Surviving the Russian Revolution

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This engaging biography tells the dramatic story of a Russian noblewoman turned revolutionary terrorist. Born in 1852 in the last years of serfdom, Vera Figner came of age as Imperial Russian society was being rocked by the massive upheaval that culminated in the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. At first a champion of populist causes and women's higher education, Figner later became a leader of the terrorist party the People's Will and was an accomplice in the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881. Drawing on extensive ...

The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: Surviving the Russian Revolution 2014, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253012845

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