from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A participant in the unsuccessful conspiracy to overthrow Czar Nicholas I of Russia in December 1825.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A participant in or sympathizer of the Decembrist revolt.
- adj. According to or derived from the politics or philosophy of the Decembrists.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of those who conspired for constitutional government against the Emperor Nicholas on his accession to the throne at the death of Alexander I., in December, 1825; -- called also Dekabrist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A participant in or supporter of an event happening in the month of December; specifically, in Russian hist., a participant in the conspiracy and insurrection against the Emperor Nicholas on his accession, December, 1825. Also called Dekabrist.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Early Russian literature was intimately connected to the Europeanizing and liberal tendency of the "Decembrist" revolution of 1825, which was enthusiastically supported by Pushkin and his inheritor Lermontov.
Tania: That was Ivana at the news desk with the sad news about the bloody conclusion to yesterday's Decembrist revolt.
With shy champion Shostakovich candle-lit in the certainty of the background, we intruded in each other's body, spending our last Decembrist night in a mutual unlight.
He was a Decembrist but he was not one of the hanged.
From a historical standpoint, “Thirteen Years Later” is once again set in Russia—mainly Moscow, Taganrog and Petersburg—but this time revolves around the tsar of Russia, Aleksandr I, his mysterious death in 1825, the subsequent confusion surrounding the order of succession among his brothers, and the Decembrist uprising.
Plus, the whole Aleksandr, Romanov Betrayal, Cain and Decembrist uprising subplot added a different flavor to the book.
Despite my dislike for vampire fiction, I loved Twelve quite a lot - narrative energy that compelled non-stop reading till the end, great characters, great recreation of Russia 1812 and reasonably unobtrusive vampires that I could keep my suspension of disbelief, so the sequel was always a highly expected novel; Russia 1825, the Decembrist plot and much more...
(Figes might well have compared this with what occurred when the Russians returned home from Europe after the defeat of Napoleon: a few years later a group of officers led the short-lived Decembrist insurrection of 1825, intending to establish a constitutional monarchy.)
N. A. Beshtuzhev, a Decembrist who had studied economics, was a Free Trader who in 1831 published an essay, On Free Trade and Economic Activities.
Kropotkin at first aspired to revive the Decembrist tradition of liberal heroism; but he soon began to doubt whether the flamewhich had once gone out could ever be rekindled.