Anton Danilovich Trusov

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Trusov, Anton Danilovich


Born May 15 (27), 1835, in Borisov; died circa 1886, in Minsk. Figure in the Russian and Byelorussian revolutionary movements.

From 1854 to 1856 and from 1860 to 1862, Trusov studied at Moscow University. In the early 1860’s he was associated with P. G. Zaichnevskii’s circle. During the Polish Uprising of 1863–64, he headed a rebel detachment in Minsk Province. In 1864 he emigrated, and until 1869 he lived in Paris, where he worked as a typesetter and was associated with the French Socialists. In 1869, Trusov helped found the Russian Section of the First International and became secretary of the editorial board of the journal Narodnoe delo. In Geneva in 1869 he established a Russian press, at which he printed more than 150 books, pamphlets, and periodicals of revolutionary content. In 1883 he sold the printshop to the Liberation of Labor group. Trusov fell ill in 1884 and returned to Russia.


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