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Sergei G. VOLKONSKII

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Volkonskii Sergei G. (1788 - 1865, with. Funnels Chernigov gub.) - Decembrist. Place of the old princely family. Educated at home and in the private pension Abbot nikolya.b Petersburg. Recorded in the army in 1796. On active duty in. since 1805. Distinguished during the war against Napoleon's army in 1806 - 1807 and in the Turkish campaign of 1810 - -1811, received a gold sword for bravery and became adjutant Alexander 1. Participated in the Patriotic War of 1812 and foreign campaigns 1813 - 1815, was promoted to major general and was awarded many orders. A member of several Masonic lodges, a wealthy landowner and owner of more than 20 thousand. peasants, who made a brilliant military career, in. entered in 1820 in the Union of Welfare, and in 1821 became a member of the Southern Society. Supporters of "Russian Truth" P. I. Pestel, in. "agreed as to the introduction of Republican rule, and the extermination of all persons of the royal family". However, under various pretexts, refused to take decisive action: not arrest Alexander I in 1823 during the inspection in Bobruisk and raised a rebellion in 1825 in the division, commanded by a swarm -. Much later, in "Notes" in. explained, . what, . his opinion, . Russia must be put in for citizenship at the level of Europe and contribute to the degeneration of its similar to the great truths, . expressed at the beginning of the French revolutionary., . but without enthusiasm, . France plunging into the abyss of anarchy ",
. He was convicted of first-class, but the death penalty was commuted to 20 years in prison, later reduced to 9 years. In Siberia, organized material support to the poor fellow, and made friends with local farmers, providing them with medical and other assistance. In 1856, was granted amnesty, arrived in Moscow, traveled abroad several times, and then settled in his estate. The author of the remarkable historical and cultural value of the Notes, in. the end of life has kept his democratic convictions about the need of civil liberty in Russia.


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