Timofei Mikhailov

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mikhailov, Timofei Mikhailovich


Born Jan. 22 (Feb. 3), 1859, in the village of Gavrilovo, now Sychevka Raion, Smolensk Oblast; died Apr. 3 (15), 1881, in St. Petersburg. Russian revolutionary; Narodnik (populist).

Mikhailov came from a peasant family and was an unskilled worker and then a boilermaker in St. Petersburg plants in the mid-1870’s. He attended Land and Liberty workers’ circles and joined the People’s Will workers’ organization in St. Petersburg in 1880. In late 1880, Mikhailov joined a “fighting workers’ druzhina” and in January 1881 a detachment of bomb throwers that the Executive Committee created in an attempt to assassinate Alexander II. He was arrested on Mar. 3, 1881, after a display of armed resistance. A defendant at the Trial of Mar. 1, 1881, he was sentenced to death and hanged along with four other defendants.


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