Monday, December 07, 2009
A Monument a Day #5 - Petro Zaporozhets (1873-1905)
Petro Zaporozhets (1873-1905) was born in Bila Tserkva and was a leader of the Russian revolutionary movement. In 1891, as student at the St. Petersburg Institute of Technology, he joined the Marxist circle and in 1895 under the leadership of Lenin participated in the organization of the St. Petersburg League of Struggle for the liberation of the working class. He distributed Social-Democratic propaganda among the workers in the areas of the Narva and Moscow outposts. In December 1895 he was arrested and sentenced to 5 years of exile. While in jail he became mentally ill and later died in the hospital.
Petro Zaporozhets is not to be confused with the Zaporozhets automobile, although it's probably more well known.