Sevastopol Uprising of 1830

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Sevastopol’ Uprising of 1830


one of several large popular uprisings, generally known as the cholera riots, in southern Russia in 1830 and 1831. The result of the violence and oppression of the authorities during a quarantine of Sevastopol’, the uprising broke out on June 3 (15), 1830, among the workmen of the ships’ crews. The workmen were soon joined by the city’s poor and by armed sailors and soldiers. The insurgents killed the most hated officials and officers as well as merchants who had raised food prices; they held power in the city for five days. On June 7 (19) the uprising was suppressed, and 1,580 of the participants were court-martialed. Of these, seven were shot, and several hundred were made to run the gauntlet and either exiled to hard labor or assigned to companies of military prisoners.

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