Charushin, Nikolai

Charushin, Nikolai Apollonovich


Born Dec. 23, 1851 (Jan. 4,1852), in Orlov (now Khalturin); died Mar. 6,1937, in the city of Kirov. Russian revolutionary and Narodnik (Populist).

The son of a dvorianin (nobleman), Charushin studied at the St. Petersburg Technological Institute in 1871 and 1872. In October 1871 he joined the Chaikovskii circle and carried out propaganda among the workers. On Jan. 5,1874, he was arrested, and at the Trial of the 193 he was given a sentence of nine years’ hard labor, which he served at the Kara Penal Colony. Charushin was required to live in Eastern Siberia from 1881 to 1895. In 1895 he took up residence in Viatka, where he was associated with the zemstvo (organ of local self-government). From 1905 to 1917 he headed the newspaper Viatskaia zhizn’. Charushin adhered to the positions of the Popular Socialists and later to those of the Constitutional Democrats. He abandoned political activity in 1918. In 1922, Charushin joined the Society of Former Political Prisoners and Exiles.


O dalekom proshlom, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1973.