Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Siberian Exiles.

A letter has been received by Ivan Smirnoff from a Russian exile now in London, the Countess Nargaiknow, which gives some painful revelations of the condition of exiles in Siberia. The exiles to Siberia in 1886 numbered 16,840 Nihilists or their reported supporters. In 1887 there were added 14,277 more ; in 1888 the number was 15,015, and in 1889 the exiles were 12,000. Of the number exiled the deaths range from 180 to 220 per 1000 due to natural sickness, cold, exposure, and knout punishment. The suicides average 20 to the 1000. During the month of August, 1889, in one of the central political prisons, 275 of the 490 prisoners were prostrated with fever. The average of those flogged with the knout is ten out of every' 100 persons. Instances of cruelty in various prisons are quoted, in which prisoners' feet were frozen in their cells, and they were •sent out to wash clothes when the thermometer was 25 degrees below zero. Commander Maselnoff is also charged with calling men before him in irons and striking them in the face while they were helpless. Despite the facts, it is noted that the Russian papers continue to represent that the life of the exiles in Siberia is a pleasant one.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

Siberian Exiles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

Word Count

Siberian Exiles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.