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'''Yakov Sverdlov''' was born in 1885 in Nizhny Novgorod to [[Jew]]ish parents.  He joined the [[Bolshevik]] party and took part in the Revolution of 1905 which was crushed by [[Tsar]]ist troops.  He was imprisoned or exiled until the [[February Revolution]] of 1917.  After the [[October Revolution]], he became an important [[Soviet]] government official.  In July, 1918, Sverdlov ordered the murder of [[Tsar]] [[Nicholas II]] and his family.  The Russian Royal family are now regarded as [[Martyr]]s by the [[Orthodox Church]].
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'''Yakov Sverdlov''' was born in 1885 in Nizhny Novgorod to [[Jew]]ish parents.  He joined the [[Bolshevik]] party and took part in the Revolution of 1905 which was crushed by [[Tsar]]ist troops.  He was imprisoned or exiled until the [[February Revolution]] of 1917.  After the [[October Revolution]], he became an important [[Soviet]] government official.  In July, 1918, Sverdlov ordered the murder of [[Tsar]] [[Nicholas II]] and his family.  The Russian Royal family are now regarded as [[Martyr]]s by the [[Russian Orthodox Church]].
  
 
Sverdlov died of [[influenza]] during the Spanish flu epidemic in March, 1919. The city of [[Yekaterinburg]] was renamed to Sverdlovsk in his honor.
 
Sverdlov died of [[influenza]] during the Spanish flu epidemic in March, 1919. The city of [[Yekaterinburg]] was renamed to Sverdlovsk in his honor.

Latest revision as of 13:31, 15 February 2009

Yakov Sverdlov was born in 1885 in Nizhny Novgorod to Jewish parents. He joined the Bolshevik party and took part in the Revolution of 1905 which was crushed by Tsarist troops. He was imprisoned or exiled until the February Revolution of 1917. After the October Revolution, he became an important Soviet government official. In July, 1918, Sverdlov ordered the murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Russian Royal family are now regarded as Martyrs by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Sverdlov died of influenza during the Spanish flu epidemic in March, 1919. The city of Yekaterinburg was renamed to Sverdlovsk in his honor.

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Biography of Yakov Sverdlov