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  Decembrist revolt - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Decembrist revolt or the Decembrist uprising was attempted in Imperial Russia by army officers who led about 3,000 Russian soldiers on December 14 (December 26 New Style), 1825.
The expression Decembrist wife is a Russian symbol of the devotion of a wife to her husband.
Although the revolt was a proscribed topic during Nicholas' reign, Alexander Herzen placed the profiles of executed Decembrists on the cover of his radical periodical Polar Star.
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 Decembrist Revolt Details, Meaning Decembrist Revolt Article and Explanation Guide
The Decemberist Revolt was an attempt of an uprising by officers of the Russian Army, later known as the Decembrists, that led about 3,000 Russian soldiers in December, 1825.
The Decembrist Revolt was the first open breach between the government and liberal elements, and it would subsequently widen.
Since this time the expression Decembrist wife is a Russian symbol of the devotion of a wife to her husband.
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The Decembrist Revolt of 1825 was a failed attempt at increasing liberalism in Russia, which resulted in greater conservatism and a state which became the bastion of conservatism.
Revolts broke out in 1848 in almost all of the nations of Europe; by that springtime of that year there was a great deal of hope in the air.
The revolts of 1848 were not triggered by one group or incident, but arose out of similarly bad conditions in all the European countries: severe food shortage, a commercial and industrial recession, and widespread unemployment.
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 Decembrist revolt
The Decembrist revolt or the Decembrist uprising () was attempted in Imperial Russia by army officers who led about 3,000 Russian soldiers on December 14 (December 26 New Style), 1825.
The testimony of some Decembrists claimed the society was dedicated to the emancipation of serfs while others insisted its purpose was to expel foreign influences from Russia.
Suspicion also fell on several eminent persons who were on friendly terms with the Decembrist leaders and could have been aware of their clandestine organizations, notably Aleksandr Pushkin, Alexander Griboedov, and Aleksey Ermolov.
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 Student Paper: Larisa Ayrapetova: The Decembrists and The Russian Intelligentsia
Although the Decembrist insurrection completely failed, it was nonetheless the first attempt in modern Russian history to overthrow the absolutist regime whose leaders pursued specific political goals: reorganization of the government and abolition of serfdom.
Although the Decembrists sincerely desired allayment of the yoke of serfdom from the necks of the peasantry, the idea of cooperation with the mob was repugnant even to the most liberal Decembrists.
The Decembrists, in fact, came to be regarded as the forefathers of the Russian revolutionary movement by the future insurgents, including Herzen, Petraschevsky and Lenin who looked to the Decembrists as an inspiration in their fight against the autocracy.
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 Imperial Russia, 1815-1917 - Position Paper
Pestel, leading figure of the Decembrist movement stated: "The desirability of granting freedom to the serfs was considered from the very beginning; for that purpose a majority of the nobility was to be invited in order to petition the Emperor about it.
The Decembrists made a pact with their Polish counterparts, a similar secret society and attempted to rally the people with their various bases across the country, not basing themselves just in St Petersburg and Moscow.
Alexander I died on 19 November 1825, and was succeeded by Nicholas I, this was taken by the Decembrists as the time for action.
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 Decembrist revolt - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Soldiers in Petersburg were made to chant "Constantine and Constitution," but when questioned, many of them professed to believe that "Constitution" was Constantine's wife.
Suspicion also fell on several eminent persons who were on friendly terms with the Decembrist leaders and could have been aware of their clandestine organizations, notably Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Griboedov, and Aleksey Ermolov.
Pushkin addressed poems to his Decembrist friends, Nikolay Nekrasov wrote a long poem about the Decembrist wives, and Leo Tolstoy started writing a novel on that liberal movement, which would later evolve into War and Peace.
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 Decembrist Revolt: 1825
In December of 1825 in St. Petersburg, Russia, a group of military officials staged a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I.
The aftermath of what came to be known as the Decembrist Revolt was far-reaching.
Nicholas lived in fear of liberal revolts for the rest of his life.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/EastEurope/DecRevolt.html   (584 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Decembrist revolt
The Decembrist revolt or the Decembrist uprising (Восстание декабристов) was attempted in Imperial Russia by army officers who led about 3,000 Russian soldiers on December 14 (December 26 New Style), 1825.
In 1925, to mark the centenary of the event, it was renamed as Decembrist Square (Ploshchad' Dekabristov, Russian: Площадь Декабристов).
Historians have generally agreed that a revolutionary movement was born during the reign of Alexander I.
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 Decembrist revolt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The revolt was personally suppressed by Nicholas I of Russia.
In the mid-1820s, the Northern society in St. Petersburg and the Southern society in Kishinev were preparing for an uprising when Alexander's unexpected death on December 1, 1825 -- amidst suspicious circumstances, such as an attempted kidnapping and the coincidental death of his wife -- spurred them to action.
To some extent, the Decembrists were in the tradition of a long line of palace revolutionaries who wanted to place their candidate on the throne, but because the Decembrists also wanted to implement a liberal political program, their revolt has been considered the beginning of a revolutionary movement.
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Officers leading the revolt took advantage in the crisis that was taking place in the royal family and decided to push for the reforms that they desired.
During the Socialist era, the Decembrists were glorified in communist propaganda as visionaries and the precursors of socialism.
In the beginning, the Decembrist's square was called Senatskaya ploshchad, or Senate Square, because of the 1763 move of the Senate from the 'Twelve Colleges' into one of the buildings in the square.
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 Russia Engages the World - NYPL
The Decembrists were the first group in Russia to advocate constitutionalism, freedom, and an end to serfdom.
The Decembrist Revolt was staged on December 14, 1825, when, in order to coax other soldiers into rebellion, officers pretended to defend the right of Constantine (1779–1831) to succeed his dead brother.
The Decembrists were outnumbered by royal troops, the revolt was put down, and several leading revolutionaries were executed.
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 EefyWiki - Decembrist Revolt
This was one of the problems that started this revolt.
  The next thing that made these people revolt was the crowning of the next Tsar, Nicholas I. This was a major problem because when Alexander died in 1825 he did not have a direct heir to his throne.
This is when the rebels decided to revolt against the Tsar of Russia, Nicholas.
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 Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
There was a revolt in Greece, named the Greek revolt of 1821.
Some officers from the army thought that Constantine was forced to abdicate from succession and so they led the "Decembrist revolt", which was put down fast and with great brutality.
The elite was wary of the social unrest that was caused by the economic downturn as a result of the Napoleonic Wars.
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 The Decembrist disaster
They became known as the Decembrists but they had been meeting and debating revolutionary topics for a number of years.
The Decembrists planned for all the regiments who supported them to assemble in the Senate Square in St Petersburg during the oath of allegiance to Nicholas and to shout for Constantine and a constitution.
Pushkin was far away from St Petersburg at the time of the revolt, but some of the conspirators confessed to being influenced by Ode to Freedom.
www.bl.uk /onlinegallery/features/blackeuro/pushkindisaster.html   (337 words)

 SVD 1927
A " Decembrist " officer in love with a countess involves his fellow officers in a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I in December, 1825, but the revolution fails because of a traitor.
Another event in Russian history that received almost as much attention as the October revolution was the Decembrist revolt of 1825 in St. Petersburg.
They were the five ringleaders of the so-called Decembrist revolt of seven months previous, an abortive uprising by liberal army officers who had been influenced by the modern ideas that swept through Europe during Napoleon's era.
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 Decembrists - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Decembrists, name applied to Russian officers who led a mutiny in December 1825.
Catherine II died in 1796 and was succeeded by her son, Paul I. His increasingly despotic and unbalanced policies prompted court nobles to conspire...
Rebellion : Russia and Soviet Union: Decembrists – Nicholas I
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 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev Biography and Summary
The Decembrist Revolt of 1825 turned Kondratii Ryleev, a minor poet, into a major figure of his age.
An officer in the Napoleonic Wars and a patriot, Ryleev later became disillusioned with the political stagnation of his native land and joined the secret...
Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev(Russian: Кондратий Федорович Рылеев, September 29 (September 18 O.S.), 1795,- July 25 (July 13 O.S.), 1826) was a Russian poet and revolutionary, and one of the leaders in the Decembrist revolt.
www.bookrags.com /Kondraty_Fyodorovich_Ryleyev   (117 words)

 :: Russia-InfoCentre
The Decembrist Revolt is the result of a conspiracy of a group of noblemen against monarchy, the participants want to do away with serfdom.
Prince Sergey Trubetskoy is selected as the head (dictator) of the upcoming revolt, but on 26 December 1825 he decides not to head the Revolt, hence when the revolt fails he is not executed but banished along with other rebels.
His wife Yekaterina is one of the first of the so-called Decembrist’ Wives, who follow their husbands into exile.
www.russia-ic.com /events/12/26   (245 words)

 Unit Title
The "Decembrist Revolt" in December, 1825, was the first serious effort to end the imperial order.
The people who comprised the Decembrist movement mostly belonged to "privilege Russia." In late 1916, several members of Russia's upper social ranks struck again.
They went after Rasputin this time, but their goal was to "restore sanity and leadership to the imperial government." The assassination of Resputin, even if it was an attempt to support autocracy, in some sense, suggests that almost no one was ready to stand up for the Tsarist system as it was then constituted.
www.bsu.edu /classes/barber/HIST487/587/unit4.htm   (2033 words)

 Introduction To Tolstoy's Writings
Its hero was to be a participant in the Decembrist Revolt of 1825 who, in 1856, returned to Russia from exile.
The realization that the Decembrist conspiracy had its roots in events connected with Napoleon's invasion of Russia, historical accounts of which had long interested Tolstoy, brought about a new concentration on this earlier period.
For in the autumn of 1863 he wrote a close friend that he was absorbed in a novel "covering the years from 1810 to 1820." (actually 'war and peace' extends chronologically from 1805 to 1820).
www.ourcivilisation.com /smartboard/shop/smmnsej/tolstoy/chap5.htm   (4637 words)

 Schiller Institute--Poems of Alexander Pushkin - from Fidelio Magazine
Several participants in the Decembrist revolt of December 14, 1825, when young army officers staged an armed uprising in St. Petersburg, demanding a constitution for Russia, were friends of Pushkin.
Five of the ring-leaders were hanged, and the other Decembrists were exiled to Siberia for life.
Pushkin's poetic message to them was written in early 1827, when, visiting a friend's house in Moscow, he learned that the wife of one of the Decembrists was about to follow her husband to Siberia.
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 The Decembrist disaster
In the event few of the regiments turned up, and neither did the Decembrist leader, Prince Trubetskoy.
After the subsequent arrests and interrogations, five men were hanged and 121 officers and men were exiled to Siberia.
Nicholas ordered Pushkin to present himself at his headquarters in Moscow, but after the resulting interview the Tsar freed Pushkin to travel anywhere within the Empire apart from St Petersburg.
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 HIS 241 Decembrists CTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The opportunity for revolt presented itself because of the strange circumstances surrounding the tsar's family.
Most were exiled to Siberia (Their wives voluntarily followed them, becoming a symbol of enormous courage and devotion.).
Thus, the "Decembrists" became martyred heroes to ensuing generations of Russian liberals and revolutionaries.
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 SparkNotes: The Russian Revolution (1917–1918): A Century of Unrest
1825 - Alexander I dies; succession crisis prompts Decembrist Revolt
Nicholas I - Brother of Alexander I; took power upon Alexander’s death
Seeing opportunity in the momentary chaos, 3,000 Russian soldiers marched into the center of St. Petersburg, demanding that Constantine take the throne and also calling for a constitution.
www.sparknotes.com /history/european/russianrev/section1.html   (1597 words)

 Russian Brides : Well-known events
Furthermore, Pestel's entire constitution is strongly permeated with socialistic spirit apparent in the proposals for a classless society, total annihilation of aristocracy and the merchant guilds as well as partial nationalization of land.
The partial source of the Decembrists' failure is to be located precisely in their removal from the populace whose alleviation they were campaigning.
The first of these events was "Bloody Sunday," the catastrophe that initiated the Revolution of 1905.
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