Add to favorite


 Stepan Razin

Born:   1630
Deceased:   June 16 [O.S. June 6] 1671

A Cossack who incited and headed revolt of 1670-1671.


Stepan (Sten'ka) Timofeyevich Razin was born into a Cossack family, in Zimoveyskaya Village (now Village Pugachyovskaya of the Volgograd Region), where Yemelyan Pugachyov was born later. The biography of Stepan Razin is authentically known only starting from the 1660s. By that time he became a Cossack ataman and gained rich military experience. After carrying out negotiations with the Kalmyks he conducted military operations against the Crimean Khan and Ottoman Empire in 1662-1663. After a conflict with Dolgorukov, Razin undertook a campaign to the lower Volga region, thus blocking the trading route in that area.

Razin developed the plan of overthrowing the feudal-serfdom oppression in Russia. His next campaign to Volga showed not just mere disobedience, but was a well-organized revolt. His local leaders supervised over the risen peasants across entire Volga region. Despite a few victories that Stepan Razin had in Samara, Saratov, Tsaritsyn, and Astrakhan, his campaign to Simbirsk failed. Razin was wounded and then headed to the small town of Kagalnitsky on River Don. This is where he was captivated by rich Cossack foremen in 1671 and later given up to the imperial government. Stepan Razin was executed through quartering on June, 6th, 1671.

Tags: Russian history Stepan Razin cossacks   

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
St. Petersburg  Alexander Melamid  Russian tourism  Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk  Moscow Theatres  Russian regions  Volgograd  Vologda  Mosfilm  propaganda  Ancient Greece  Willem Barentsz  Andrei Makarevich  Russian history  cloud computing  Moscow events  Russian Theater  Sergei Ryazansky  Russian navigation system  Festivals in Moscow  Moscow  Novosibirsk Region  Russian monarchs  Russian Cinema  train tickets Russia FIFA  Alexander Tvardovsky  Ryazan  Unpiloted Aircrafts  technologies  Moscow parks  Festivals in Saint Petersburg  Russian Museums   Buryatia  Russian tourists  Spacecrafts  Fire  Andrey Bartenev  Russian journalists  Exhibitions in Moscow  Komi Republic  travel to Russia  Olympic Sport Center  migration  contracts  Novosibirsk  Russian business  aircraft  Russian medicine  Astrakhan Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites