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Catherine Breshkovsky
Екатерина Брешко-Брешковская
Breshkovsky at work, ca. 1918
Екатерина Константиновна Вериго

13 January 1844 (1844-01-13)
Ivanovo, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (now Pskov Oblast, Russia)
Died 12 September 1934 (1934-09-13) (aged 90)

Catherine Breshkovsky (real name Yekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaya (born Verigo), Russian: Екатерина Константиновна Брешко-Брешковская; born 25 January (13 January old style) 1844 – 12 September 1934) was a major figure in the Russian socialist movement, a Narodnik, and later one of the founders of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. She has been described as Russia's first female political prisoner. She spent over four decades in prison and Siberian exile for peaceful opposition to Tsarism, acquiring, in her latter years, international stature as a political prisoner. Also popularly known as Babushka, Breshkovsky was the grandmother of the Russian Revolution.

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