Adrian Mikhailov

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Mikhailov, Adrian Fedorovich


Born Aug. 5 (17), 1853, in Poltavskaia stanitsa (large Cossack village), present-day Slaviansk Raion, Krasnodar Krai; died July 8, 1929, in Rostovon-Don. Russian revolutionary; Narodnik (Populist).

Mikhailov enrolled in the faculty of medicine at Moscow University in 1873. A member of the Land and Liberty group (Zemlia i Volia), he participated in 1878 in the attempt to free P. I. Voinaral’skii and other revolutionaries convicted in the Trial of the 193. He was also involved in the attempted assassination of the chief of police, N. V. Mezentsov. Arrested in St. Petersburg in October 1878, he was sentenced to death in 1880. After he confessed his guilt, the death sentence was commuted to 20 years of hard labor in Siberia. Mikhailov participated in the Kara tragedy of 1889 (mass suicide attempt by political prisoners at the Kara hard labor camp). He returned to European Russia in 1907. His autobiography was published in the Granat Encyclopedic Dictionary (vol. 40).


Popov, A. “A. F. Mikhailov.” Katorga i ssylka, 1929, no. 10.
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