Bogrov (Beharav), Dmitri

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BOGROV (Beharav), DMITRI (1888–1911), Russian terrorist and revolutionary, who was executed for shooting the czarist prime minister Stolypin. Bogrov was the grandson of a well-known rabbi and the son of a lawyer. While a law student, he joined an anarchist group but later entered the service of the Russian secret police (Ochrana), claiming that he did so in the interest of the revolutionary movement. Before he killed Stolypin, Bogrov asked the Social Revolutionary Party to give its approval to his action, but they refused to do so. His true motive was never discovered, but some people believed he sought to dispel the suspicions aroused by his connection with the secret police.


E. Lazarev, in Volya Rossii, nos. 6–7, 8–9 (1926).

[Simha Katz]