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Maria Nikiforova

guerrilla leader

Maria Nikiforova, USSR Guerrilla leader.

Background

Nikiforova, Maria was born in 1892.

Career

Close associate of the anarchist leader N. Makhno during the Civil War. With her cavalry gangs, attacked the German occupation forces in the Ukraine, and also the Red and White armies during the Civil War. Sent as an underground guerrilla leader to the Crimea.

Captured by the Whites and shot.