Fedor Iurkovskii

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Iurkovskii, Fedor Nikolaevich


(revolutionary pseudonym, Sashka-inzhener). Born 1851 in Nikolaev; died Aug. 30 (Sept. 11), 1896. Russian revolutionary and Narodnik (Populist).

The son of a nobleman, Iurkovskii studied in St. Petersburg in the 1860’s—at the Naval School, the Technological Institute, and the Medical and Surgical Academy. In 1874 he joined I. M. Koval’skii’s circle in Nikolaev and took part in the “going to the people” movement. Iurkovskii was arrested on Sept. 30, 1874, and released under suretyship in 1875. A member of the Society for the Liberation of the People, he shared the views of the Russian Jacobins and advocated the use of terrorist methods of struggle.

Iurkovskii was arrested on Mar. 7, 1880, and was sentenced by the Kiev Military District Court to 20 years’ hard labor. Iurkovskii served the first part of his sentence at the Kara Penal Colony; in 1884 he was transferred to the Shlisse’burg Fortress, where he died.


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