Degtyarenko Maxim( Last Volga Ataman, a native malorossiyanin)
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Biography Degtyarenko Maxim
Born probably in 1757 or 1758, taken to the army, fled to the Don, where he was first Shvetsov and tanners. In 1781, Mr.. cavalry detachment of six men, under the command of Degtyarenko, robbed the Don and its tributaries, reaching Kamyshin and Saratov. Behind him were to send "expulsion", but to no avail. At the end of 1781, in flight from persecution, Degtyarenko visited the Volga River, accompanied by two friends. Since his stay there was the least safe, he decided to return home, but the way was captured, tried in the Provincial Office, in Tsaritsyn, and in the same year executed. - See. Mordovtsev "impostors and Stenka libertines" (Vol. II, St. Petersburg, 1867).