Gershuni, Grigori

(1870-1908)
   Russian revolu-tionary. Born in Shavli, Lithuania, he settled in Minsk where he was in charge of a bacteriological laboratory. He was part of the anti-czarist Social Revolutionary Party. Later he organized the under-gound terrorist group of the movement. In 1903 he was captured and condemned to death. His sentence was commuted to exile in Siberia. He subsequently went to the US.

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