Anna Vasilevna Korvin-Krukovskaia

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Korvin-Krukovskaia, Anna Vasil’evna


(married name, A. V. Jacquelard). Born Oct. 6 (18), 1843, in Moscow; died Sept. 2 (14), 1887, in Paris. Russian revolutionary and writer. Sister of S. V. Kovalevskaia.

Korvin-Krukovskaia’s short stories were first published in 1864 in F. M. Dostoevsky’s journal Epokha. In 1867-68 she was connected with the revolutionary raznochintsy (intellectuals of no definite class) in St. Petersburg, and in 1869 in Paris she married the revolutionary Blanquist C. V. Jacquelard. She then moved to Switzerland, where she became a member of the Rus-sian Section of the First International. She was active in the Paris Commune of 1871 and in the Central Committee of the Union of Women. Korvin-Krukovskaia returned to Russia in 1874; she fell gravely ill in December 1884. Her works written between 1886 and 1887 belonged to the tradition of Narodnik (Populist) belles lettres.


Knizhnik-Vetrov, I. S. Russkie deiatel’nitsy Pervogo Internatsionala i Parizhskoi Kommuny. Moscow-Leningrad, 1964.
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