44 Lenin Avenue

A researcher's journey to Siberia

Murder Mysteries

Filed under: Ignatii Dvernitskii — Wilson Bell at 9:31 am on Sunday, July 17, 2016  Tagged , , , ,

The murder of Ignatii raises many questions, some of which were raised almost immediately by the St. Petersburg-based journal, Sibirskie voprosy (Siberian questions). The murder occurred the night of May 8/9, 1909, and the suspects were arrested on the 9th. Many supporters of Ignatii, according to Sibirskie voprosy, gathered around the school, calling for a […]

Siberian ‘Truth’

Filed under: Ignatii Dvernitskii,Sibirskaia Pravda — Wilson Bell at 2:25 pm on Saturday, July 9, 2016  Tagged , , , , ,

Ignatii Dvernitskii, the monk and headmaster who was murdered by two of his students in May 1909 at 44 Lenin (then Pochtamtskaia ulitsa), was also editor of┬áSibirskaia pravda, or┬áSiberian Truth, from mid-1908 until the March 14th issue of 1909. The paper began publishing in January 1908, and was the newspaper of the Tomsk chapter of […]