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This square lies between St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Neva River It was the sight of the Decembrists uprising in 1825 Because of this event, the square earned a new name during the socialist era as the Decembrists were canonized in communist propaganda as visionaries and precursors of socialism.
We will now go to DECEMBRISTS SQUARE, originally known as SENATE SQUARE.
The Decembrist Square consists of an equestrian statue of Peter, Riding school, Victory columns, Senate and Synod, and Alexander Garden. /~rkreuzer/pete3/pete3.htm   (1365 words)

 Decembrist Uprising
This uprising took place in the Senate Square, and in 1925 to the centenary of the event it was renamed to the Decembrist Square.
It took place in December of 1825 and the people who took part in it were called the Decembrists.
The Decembrist Uprising was severely suppressed but it greatly influenced the minds of the Russian people and gave a push to further development of revolutionary movements in Russia. /encyclopedia/decembrist_uprising   (285 words)

 Encyclopedia: Soviet Union
Decembrists at the Senate Square 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.
By Soviet historiography, revolutionary activity in Russia began with the Decembrist Revolt of 1825, and although serfdom was abolished in 1861, its abolition was achieved on terms unfavorable to the peasants and served to encourage revolutionaries.
A parliament, the State Duma, was established in 1906, after the 1905 Revolution but political and social unrest continued and was aggravated during World War I by military defeat and food shortages. /encyclopedia/Soviet-Union   (10513 words)

 Decembrists' Square - PREMIER-VOYAGE Russian Travel Company
The Decembrists, as the participants in the December events were later called, were, however, unprepared for the uprising and were indecisive when the action reached its peak.
The goals pursued by the secret societies which united progressive-minded officers, veterans of the 1812 war, were the overthrow of the autocracy, the introduction of constitutional rule and the ab-olition of serfdom.
Soldiers were made to run the gauntlet and then sent to penal battalions of the army in the field. /spb/center/decembrists_square   (419 words)

 The Indecisive Russian Intelligentsia
The Decembrists seized upon this confusion, and, on 14 December 1825, the officers of several regiments marched their men out to the square in front of the Winter Palace in an attempt to block the accession of Nicholas.
The Decembrists in all probability would deserve only a modest footnote in history as another of the numerous abortive palace coups if Nicholas had not made martyrs of the lot, hanging some and exiling the rest to Siberia.
The thirty years between the failure of the Decembrists and the disaster of the Crimean War were relatively free of revolutionary activities. /airchronicles/aureview/1982/jan-feb/whiting.html   (2466 words)

Senate Square was the sight of the ill-fated Decembrists' uprising in 1825.
This event earned the square a new name during the socialist era as the Decembrists were canonized in communist propaganda as visionaries and precursors of socialism, which is about as historically sound as claiming that Brezhnev's precursor was Elvis.
The statue, commissioned by Catherine the Great in honor of Peter the Great, is inscribed on the sides in Latin and Russian "To Peter the First from Catherine the Second." The piece of granite upon which the statue rests was a favorite of Peter the Great. /sights/senate.html   (251 words)

 On the Eve of War
Ascending the throne, in December of 1825, as the rebellious Decembrists were gathering in Senate Square, he was particularly disconcerted that among them were many valued members of the navy.
Consequently, after suppressing the Decembrists, Nicholas I laid particular emphasis upon the training of new officers, while insisting upon their loyalty to the throne. /EXPO96/book/chap8-1.html   (855 words)

 WHKMLA : History of Russia 1815-1855 : Domestic Policy
When the troops, in a public parade, were ro swear allegiance to Nicholas, the troops (instigated by the Decembrists) declared their loyalty to Constantine.
In the last years of Alexander's reign, reform-oriented conspirators in secret societies, known to history as the DECEMBRISTS (Dekabrists), planned a revolution and the reorganization of society.
Nicholas ordered the artillery to clear the square; the coup had failed. /whkmla/region/russia/rus181555dompol.html   (503 words)

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