Solovev, Aleksandr Konstantinovich

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Solov’ev, Aleksandr Konstantinovich


Born Aug. 18 (30), 1846, in Luga, in what is now Leningrad Oblast; died May 28 (June 9), 1879, in St. Petersburg. Russian revolutionary; Narodnik (Populist).

Solov’ev studied at the University of St. Petersburg in 1865–66. In 1876 he joined the Land and Liberty (Zemlia i volia) society, where he sided with the separatist group, which included Iu. N. Bogdanovich. In 1877 and 1878 he spread revolutionary propaganda among the peasants of the Volga Region. On his own initiative, he attempted to assassinate Emperor Alexander II in St. Petersburg on Apr. 2,1879. He was arrested, tried, and hanged.


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