Kuliabko-Koretskii, Nikolai Ivanovich

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kuliabko-Koretskii, Nikolai Ivanovich


Born June 12 (24), 1855, in the village of Unoshevo, in present-day Klintsy Raion, Briansk Oblast; died Dec. 21, 1924, in Voronezh. Russian public figure. From a dvorianstvo (nobility or gentry) family.

Kuliabko-Koretskii lost his sight at age ten. He taught himself jurisprudence and became a criminal lawyer. Politically, he was close to the Norodniks (Populists). A talented orator, KuliabkoKoretskii was deprived of the right to practice law in 1882 for using the court for political denunciations; he was arrested repeatedly. He gave material assistance to the Liberation of Labor group in the publication of the collection The Social Democrat (1888).

In 1903-05 he lived abroad (Switzerland and Bulgaria), where he was a correspondent for Russkie vedomosti; in Sofia he had ties with the Narrow Socialists. From 1910 to 1915 he was publisher and editor of newspapers in Stavropol’, Gomel’, and St. Petersburg. After the October Revolution of 1917, KuliabkoKoretskii gave lectures on the history of the revolutionary movement.


Deich, L. G. “N. I. Kuliabko-Koretskii.” In Gruppa “Osvobozhdenie truda,” collection 3. Moscow-Leningrad, 1925.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.