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Very big and heavy statue of Nikolay Chernyshevsky and signed. Made of aluminium alloy.
Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky (1828-1889) was a Russian revolutionary, materialist philosopher, writer, editor, critic, and socialist. He was the leader of the revolutionary movement of the 1860s, and had an influence on Vladimir Lenin, Emma Goldman, and Svetozar Marković. He graduated at the local seminary where he learned English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Greek and Old Slavonic.
At St Petersburg University he kept a diary of trivia like the number of tears he shed over a dead friend. It was here that he became an atheist. By the time he graduated from the university, Chernyshevsky developed revolutionary and materialist views. He saw class struggle as the means of society’s forward movement and advocated for the interests of the working people. In his view, the masses were the chief maker of history. He is reputed to have used the phrase “the worse the better”, to indicate that the worse the social conditions became for the poor, the more inclined they would be to launch a revolution.
Russian bolshevik Vladimir Ilyich Lenin praised Chernyshevsky: “..he approached all the political events of his times in a revolutionary spirit and was able to exercise a revolutionary influence by advocating, in spite of all the barriers and obstacles placed in his way by the censorship, the idea of a peasant revolution, the idea of the struggle of the masses for the overthrow of all the old authorities”