Governor of St. Petersburg shot

On 24 January, 1878, Vera Zasulich shot and wounded the Governor of St. Petersburg, Fyodor Trepov. Vera Zasulich was a member of the populist revolutionary group, Land and Liberty. Her unsuccessful assassination attempt and subsequent trial and acquittal were widely covered in the British press, and inspired a wave of political terrorism in Russia.

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24 Jan 1878

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