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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.
6) The Decembrists were a group of Russian officers who staged an abortive rebellion in 1825.
Yet the revolt was suppressed, and the Decembrists were executed or exiled.
Kotliarevsky [the father of modern Ukrainian literature], the [rebel] Decembrists, and others.
There are duets with The Civil Wars, Bon Iver, Lisa Hannigan, The Decembrists, Paolo Nutini, The Low Anthem, Secret Sisters and more.
The artist has no certainty regarding where his Muse would lead him, as it happened with Tolstoy who wanted to write a novel about Decembrists, but ended up with War and Piece.
They were frequently compared to the Decembrists of World War II.
working Then we were off to a museum commemorating the Decembrists, aristocrats exiled to Siberia after a failed revolution in 1825 who gave the city its title "The Paris of Siberia" due to the distinctive wooden houses they built.
Heinz Kneip of Regensburg draws a comparison between Mickiewicz's Dziady III and Pushkin's Boris Godunov, rightly asserting that both works are dramas of ideas that engage issues of the nature of Russian autocracy, each dramatizing in its own way the conflict between authority and opposition, and drawing parallels between the Decembrists and the Polish uprising of 1830-1.
The Decembrists are at best an odd lot (guitar, bass, drum, accordion, and bouzouki) with guitarist and leader, Colin Meloy, writing all the material, imprinting on the band his sometimes quirky visions and a panoply of musical influences from Robyn Hitchcock to The Waterboys to Belle and Sebastian.
Russia has a rooted tradition of military leaders beginning with the Decembrists, idealistic officers who plotted against the Czar in 1825.