Aaron Isaakovich Zundelevich

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Zundelevich, Aaron Isaakovich


Born circa 1853 (1854) in Vilnius; died Aug. 30, 1923, in London. Russian revolutionary, Narodnik (Populist). From a Jewish family of the lower middle class.

Zundelevich became part of the revolutionary movement in the early 1870’s. He soon aligned himself with the society Land and Liberty; he favored a political struggle and the use of terror. In 1877 he transported equipment from abroad to set up “free presses” in St. Petersburg to print revolutionary Narodnik publications. In the autumn of 1879 he joined the organization People’s Will and was elected a member of its executive committee. He was in charge of political ties with groups abroad. Arrested on Oct. 28, 1879, he was convicted in the Trial of the Sixteen (1880) and sentenced to hard labor for life. In 1898 he was transferred to a settlement at Chita. After the Revolution of 1905 he was freed and in 1907 he emigrated.


Volk, S. S. Narodnaia volia, 1879–1882. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.
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