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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.
Pre-revolution Russia witnessed successive bursts of terrorist violence from such groups as the Decembrists, the Nihilists and the Narodnaya Volnya populists.
The village of Berezovaya Polyana of the Mamadysh district of Tatarstan, where farmers live, is 30 kilometers from the nearest regional center, and the couple live there together as the Decembrists.
12) As we know, the novel that remained unfinished was the story of the Decembrists, radicalized by their experience of French Republicanism during the Napoleonic Wars, and which culminated into a passage of exile further east from Moscow and St.
Ward and The Decembrists, All The Bridges is a wholly impressive album.
Ulitskaya first approaches this exhaustive coverage according to the familiar traditions of the nineteenth-century Russian intelligentsia, assembling a circle of three young male idealists in the 1950s--Ilya, Mikha, and Sanya--and acquainting them, through assorted teachers and texts, with select historical predecessors: the aristocratic Decembrists who sought to replace the tsar with a constitutional monarchy in 1825, and the young writer-activists Aleksander Herzen and Nikolai Ogarev, who swore an oath to fight tyranny on the Sparrow Hills above Moscow in 1840.
Some topics dealt with include poet-translators in the age of the Decembrists, translator-heroines in Russian womenAEs writing, (mis)translating empire in LermontovAEs Hero of Our Time and RozinerAEs A Certain Finkelmeyer, and reading Wilde in Moscow and translations of Western gay literature in Russia.
29) Matthews also details the number of Decembrists, including Kondratii Ryleev, who were closely associated with the RAC.
8) MADARIAGA, Isabel de: "Spain and the Decembrists," European Studies Review 3, 2 (1973), pp.
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.
The image of the poet-aristocrat could still serve as an example of the social ills of the time of the Decembrists, but already the scholar was permitted to speak about his extraordinary talent and contributions to Russia.