The Decembrist Revolt

Unsuccessful uprising by Russian revolutionaries.
Following the death of Alexander I, a group of liberal members of the upper classes and military officers staged a rebellion in an effort to prevent the accession of Nicholas I. The poorly organized revolt was easily suppressed. Afterwards 289 Decembrists were tried; five were executed, 31 imprisoned, and the rest banished to Siberia.
Their martyrdom inspired later generations of Russian dissidents.

♣ Interesting links:
Decembrist Revolt ~ Wikipedia
Decembrist Revolt: 1825 ~ Thenagain . com
Decembrist Revolt ~ Britannica Concise (for the summary above)


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