Aleksandr Ivanovich Ivanchin-Pisarev

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Ivanchin-Pisarev, Aleksandr Ivanovich


Born Mar. 30 (Apr. 11), 1849, in Moscow; died June 27 (July 10), 1916, in St. Petersburg. Activist of the Narodnik (populist) movement in Russia. Writer. Born into a gentry family.

In the early 1870’s, Ivanchin-Pisarev studied in the Moscow and St. Petersburg universities and participated in the establishment of the Moscow group of the Chaikovskii Circle. His estate in Yaroslavl Province was one of the centers in the Volga Region of the “going among the people” movement. In May 1875 he went abroad, where he contributed to the newspapers Rabotnik and Vpered and wrote propaganda pamphlets. He returned to Russia in 1877. From 1877 to 1879 he belonged to a revolutionary group (with V.N. Figner, Iu. N. Bogdanovich, and A.K. Solov’ev) allied with Land and Liberty; he worked as a volost (small rural district) clerk in Samara and Saratov provinces. In late 1879 he joined the People’s Will. He was arrested on Mar. 17, 1881, and exiled to Siberia (until 1889). From 1893 to March 1913 he was a member of the editorial board of the journal RusskoeBogatstvo (Russian Wealth). From 1912to August 1914 he was an editor of the populist journal Zavety (Legacy).


Khozhdenie v narod. [Moscow-Leningrad, 1929.]


Mstislavskii, S. “Pamiati A.I. Ivanchina-Pisareva.” In the collection Skify, collection 1. [Petrograd] 1917. (Includes Ivanchin-Pisarev’s autobiography.)
Figner, V. “A. I. Ivanchin-Pisarev.” Ibid.
Itenberg, B.S. Dvizhenie revoliutsionnogo narodnichestva. Moscow, 1965.


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