Baramzin, Egor

Baramzin, Egor Vasil’evich


(pseudonym, Embrion). Born Apr. 4 (16), 1868, in Viatka; died in January 1920 in Samara. Figure in the Russian revolutionary movement. Born into the family of a petty official.

In 1887, Baramzin graduated from the Kazan Pedagogical Institute and began to teach in a city school. In the years 1891–92 he actively participated in an illegal club around which revolutionary circles in Kazan grouped themselves. From 1894 he lived under police surveillance in Nizhny Novgorod and Voronezh, where he continued his revolutionary activity. In 1897 he was arrested, and in 1899 he was exiled to Enisei Province. Baramzin took part in the discussion of E. D. Kuskova’s Credo and signed the “Protest of the Russian Social Democrats,” written by V. I. Lenin. After his term of exile was over, he worked for Iskra. After the Second Congress of the RSDLP in 1903, he became a Bolshevik. In 1905 he was one of the organizers of the professional union of trade and industrial workers in Saratov. During the period of reaction (1907–10), he stopped participating in revolutionary activity.