Revda Riots of 1824–26 and 1841

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Revda Riots of 1824–26 and 1841


mass actions of en-serfed workers in the Revda Metallurgical Plant, Perm’ Province.

As a result of the harsh exploitation of the workers, riots broke out in December 1824 and again in May 1825. The workers sent emissaries to Ekaterinburg, but they were arrested. On June 16 more than 500 workers went to rescue their arrested comrades, only to be dispersed by soldiers. The disturbances did not cease until April 1826. In August 1826 many of the participants in the riots were rounded up during a punitive expedition and punished by being flogged with sticks and cudgels.

In the spring of 1841, disturbances erupted again. The chosen leaders were Iu. Driagin, K. Eremin, M. Borozdin, and T. Kozyrin. The insurgents established ties with the workers of neighboring plants, armed themselves with rifles, and posted guards. On April 14 a punitive detachment arrived. Thirty-three people were killed and more than 60 wounded in the fighting. The leaders of the uprising were banished to Siberia, 25 participants were placed in the army as recruits, and every tenth rebel was flogged.

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