- a participant in the conspiracy and insurrection against Nicholas I on his accession in December, 1825.
Origin of Decembrist
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Ukrainians organized and took a leading part in the Decembrist uprising of 1825.
- Russian history a participant in the unsuccessful revolt against Tsar Nicolas I in Dec 1825
C19: translation of Russian dekabrist
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