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GEORGY GAPON 1870 - 1906
GEORGY GAPON
1870 - 1906

 

Leading Russia Into Revolution

Gapon was an intelligent priest who knew how to deliver a captivating speech.

Equipped with good looks, charisma, and excellent organizational talent, he also gained a reputation as someone who stood up on behalf of the oppressed and less fortunate.

Gapon organized and led a mass demonstration on a day that became known as Bloody Sunday.

This event ignited the  Russian Revolution of 1905.


 

Gapon's Puzzling Profile

Father Gapon can also be described as having been a young socialist who sent mixed messages regarding his revolutionary alliances. It almost looks like he was ready and confident enough to blaze his own trail through the mess of the Russian unrests.

It is for this reason that some critics questioned his motives and saw his social acts of goodness simply as a way to create a following.

It is also for this reason that Gapon ended up dead in 1906. He put himself on the fence and equally alienated both sides, the czarist regime and the revolutionaries.

 

Georgy Gapon's Family

Gapon was married to Vera and had two children.

After four years of marriage his wife suddenly fell ill and died, leaving Gapon gravely devastated.

 

Gapon Before Bloody Sunday