The Making of a Revolutionary Icon: Vera Nikolaevna Figner and the People’s Will in the Wake of the Assassination of Tsar Aleksandr II

@article{Hartnett2001TheMO,
  title={The Making of a Revolutionary Icon: Vera Nikolaevna Figner and the People’s Will in the Wake of the Assassination of Tsar Aleksandr II},
  author={Lynne Ann Hartnett},
  journal={Canadian Slavonic Papers},
  year={2001},
  volume={43},
  pages={249 - 270}
}
  • L. Hartnett
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Engineering
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers
A few minutes after two o'clock in the afternoon on 1 March 1881 (O.S.), the carriage of Tsar Aleksandr II traveled briskly along the Ekaterinskii canal in St. Petersburg. As the Imperial procession made its way along the snow-covered streets of the capital, the Emperor was in unusually high spirits.1 Just the day before he had learned that gendarmes had arrested the major revolutionary conspirator, Andrei Zheliabov.2 In August of 1879, Zheliabov and his narodovol'tsy comrades in the People's… Expand
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