Vladimir Likhtenshtadt

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Likhtenshtadt, Vladimir Osipovich


Born Dec. 6, 1882; died Oct. 15, 1919. A member of the revolutionary movement in Russia. Son of a state councillor.

Likhtenshtadt received his education at the universities of St. Petersburg and Leipzig. He was a member of the Maximalist Socialist Revolutionaries from 1905 to 1907. He was arrested in October 1906 for an attempt on the life of Stolypin and was sentenced to death, but the death sentence was commuted to lifelong hard labor. He served his term from 1906 to 1917 in the Peter and Paul and Shlissel’burg fortresses. In early 1919 he joined the RCP (Bolshevik) and became chief of the Comintern Publishing House. Likhtenshtadt volunteered for the Red Army in August 1919 and served as commissar of the staff of the 6th Division of the Seventh Army. On Oct. 15, 1919, Likhtenshtadt was seized by the White Guards on the Iamburg front in the battle at Kipen’ and shot. He was buried at the Field of Mars in Leningrad.

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