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Frants Ivanovich Sviderskii

Revolutionary

Frants Sviderskii, USSR Revolutionary.

Background

Sviderskii, Frants was born on January 18, 1877 in Kukov (then Russian Poland).

Career

Revolutionary activity from 1897. From 1899, a socialist-democrat in Poland and Lithuania. Party work in Warsaw.

Arrested, sentenced to death, commuted to hard labour for life on the island of Sakhalin. In 1905, escaped from Sakhalin to the USA. Joined the left wing of the American Socialist Party. From 1919, member of the Communist Party of the USA. Party worker at Detroit.

In 1921, returned to Soviet Russia. Party work in 1922. His official biography finishes here. Probably a victim of the Gulag.