Savinkov, B. V. (Boris Viktorovich), 1879-1925

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Full name: Boris Viktorovič Savinkov; pseudonym: V. Ropšin; born in Charkiv, Russia 1879, died in Lubjanka Prison, Moscow 1925; one of the leaders of the Partija Socialistov-Revoljucionerov (PSR); writer; studied law in St. Petersburg; became a member of the PSR Battle Organization in 1903; joined the French army as a volunteer in the First World War; returned to Russia in April 1917 and made a rapid military career, becoming Assistant War Minister under A.F. Kerenskij; was expelled from the PSR because of his role in the L. Kornilov uprising; organized various uprisings against the Bolsheviks; formed in 1921 together with his friend Aleksandr A. Dickhoff-Daerenthal the Narodnyj sojuz zaščity rodiny i svobody, based in Paris; was arrested at the Russian border in 1924 and committed suicide under obscure circumstances.

From the description of Archives 1919-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82035514

Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party leader.

From the description of Boris Viktorovich Savinkov writings, 1920-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867834

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Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party leader.

From the guide to the Boris Viktorovich Savinkov writings, 1920-1924, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Birth 1879-01-19

Death 1925-05-07






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