Fedor Sheludiak

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Sheludiak, Fedor


Year of birth unknown; died 1672. Don Cossack. One of S. T. Razin’s closest associates.

In the spring and summer of 1670, Sheludiak commanded cossack horse detachments in the march from Tsaritsyn to Chernyi lar and then to Astrakhan. In May and June 1671 he led a large detachment of rebels in a campaign against Simbirsk. After unsuccessful attempts to take the city by assault he returned to Astrakhan and, after the death of Vasilii Us, became the leader of the rebels. Sheludiak was treacherously seized during negotiations and executed.

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