Title

Russian Revolutionary in London: S.M. Stepniak and the Appeal to Foreign Sympathizers

Presenter Information

Kristopher Owens

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 271

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

This study will focus on the life of Sergei Mikhailovich Kravchinskii, who went by the pseudonym Stepniak. Stepniak was a Russian radical who lived during the late nineteenth century. He was skilled as a propagandist and was involved with revolutionary groups such as Land and Liberty. Throughout his life as a revolutionary, he sought to make alliances with people across ideological boundaries towards a common anti-tsarist goal. After committing a political assassination, Stepniak fled Russia, eventually settling in London. There, he helped found the Society of Friends of Russian Freedom, and worked towards garnering the sympathies of British political moderates towards the Russian revolutionary cause. Stepniak was an important figure in spreading the message of the Russian revolutionary movement abroad.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Roxanne Easley

Additional Mentoring Department

History

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Russian Revolutionary in London: S.M. Stepniak and the Appeal to Foreign Sympathizers

SURC 271

This study will focus on the life of Sergei Mikhailovich Kravchinskii, who went by the pseudonym Stepniak. Stepniak was a Russian radical who lived during the late nineteenth century. He was skilled as a propagandist and was involved with revolutionary groups such as Land and Liberty. Throughout his life as a revolutionary, he sought to make alliances with people across ideological boundaries towards a common anti-tsarist goal. After committing a political assassination, Stepniak fled Russia, eventually settling in London. There, he helped found the Society of Friends of Russian Freedom, and worked towards garnering the sympathies of British political moderates towards the Russian revolutionary cause. Stepniak was an important figure in spreading the message of the Russian revolutionary movement abroad.