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A participant in the unsuccessful conspiracy to overthrow Czar Nicholas I of Russia in December 1825.


(Historical Terms) Russian history a participant in the unsuccessful revolt against Tsar Nicolas I in Dec 1825
[C19: translation of Russian dekabrist]


(dɪˈsɛm brɪst)

a participant in the conspiracy and insurrection against Nicholas I of Russia on his accession in December, 1825.
[1880–85; translation of Russian dekabríst]


one of those who conspired to overthrow Russian Czar Nicholas I in December, 1825. Also Dekebrist.
See also: Russia
one of those who conspired to overthrow Russian Czar Nicholas I in December, 1825. Also Dekebrist.
See also: Politics
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At the time when the elder brother, with a mass of debts, married Princess Varya Tchirkova, the daughter of a Decembrist without any fortune whatever, Alexey had given up to his elder brother almost the whole income from his father's estate, reserving for himself only twenty-five thousand a year from it.
The latter treaty followed a brief fifteen-month war in which the Persians attempted to regain lost territory in the South Caucasus believing that Russia would be weakened by the Decembrist revolt.
The episode 8, "The Decembrist," hinted that Red and Tom knew each other and it was not only because Tom was once Liz's husband.
Over the entire story hangs the crushing of the Decembrist Revolt of 1825 and the inspiration he and others nevertheless found in its martyrs.
5) Varya, Vronsky's sister-in-law and the daughter of a Decembrist, (6) is tainted by her father's status as an exile and is, accordingly, at an implied physical and social remove from other members of the gentry.
For the Decembrist Konstantin Ryleev, the History seemed to embody his own struggle against autocracy, while for Aleksandr Pushkin, the History was an admirable work of imperial Russian patriotism (pp.
Fourteen years later, the Decembrist revolt -- a movement of poets and army officers to topple Czar Nicholas I and establish a constitutional monarchy -- seemed to refute de Maistre's claim.
Secondly, during 2000-2008, we can speak about an equanimous attitude towards the communist legacy, or the impossibility to eliminate from the society the points that enchain those two faces of the Romanian society, ante- and post- Decembrist.
Born in the Napoleonic era and growing up in the wake of the failed Decembrist uprising of 1825, these young men were formed by the hideously repressive police state of Tsar Nicholas I.
Then there is the room where the Decembrist rebels heard their terrible fate.
Mark Schmitt is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of the weblog The Decembrist.
24) On being exiled to Viatka, although not actually beyond the Urals, the Decembrist Alexander Herzen saw fit to quote from Dante's Inferno: 'Through me you enter the woeful city/ through me you enter the gates of Hell'.