Circum-Baikal Rebellion of 1866

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Circum-Baikal Rebellion of 1866

 

an armed uprising of Polish exiles in June-July during the construction of the Circum-Baikal road in Siberia. A group of Russian and Polish political exiles (including N. A. Serno-Solov’evich) were carrying out the necessary preparations for the rebellion during 1863–66. The organization had ties with revolutionaries in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Arrests at the beginning of 1866 foiled the original plans but did not prevent the rebellion. On June 24, 700 exiles initiated the uprising, which was suppressed. The revolutionary leaders G. Sharamovich, N. Tselin’skii, la. Reiner, and V. Kotkovskii were shot; hundreds of participants in the rebellion were sentenced to penal servitude for life.

REFERENCE

Mitina, N. P. Vo glubine sibirskikh rud. Moscow, 1966.
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