Liubatovich, Vera Spiridonovna and Olga Spiridonovna

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Liubatovich, Vera Spiridonovna and Ol’ga Spiridonovna


Married names, Ostashkina and Dzhabadari, respectively. Vera Liubatovich: born July 26 (Aug. 7), 1855, in Moscow; died there Dec. 19, 1907 (Jan. 1, 1908). Ol’ga Liubatovich: born 1853, in Moscow; died 1917, in Tbilisi. Russian revolutionaries and Narodniks (Populists). Descended from the dvoriansivo (nobility).

In 1871, Vera and Ol’ga Liubatovich enrolled in the department of medicine at the University of Zurich. In 1875 they helped draw up the regulations of the All-Russian Social Revolutionary Organization and joined its central circle. Vera Liubatovich was in charge of communications with the provinces and with imprisoned revolutionaries. In order to carry on propaganda, Ol’ga Liubatovich worked in factories in Moscow and Tula. Both were arrested in 1875 and tried in the Trial of the Fifty (1877). They were sentenced to hard labor, which was commuted to exile to Tobol’sk Province. Vera returned to European Russia in the 1890’s. Ol’ga escaped from lalutorovsk in 1878 and lived illegally in St. Petersburg. She joined the Land and Liberty organization, and after it split (1879), the Executive Committee of the People’s Will. She was arrested and again lived in exile in Tobol’sk Province from 1881 to 1888. She subsequently withdrew from social and political activity.


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