Yuri Samarin

Yuri Samarin

Yuri Samarin (1819, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire – 1876, Berlin, German Empire) – a public figure, publicist, Slavophile.

Yuri Samarin  raised the issue of a unification of legal status of the Baltic provinces with that of the other Russian provinces.

 Author of «Letters from Riga» and a series of books «The Outskirts of Russia. Russian «Pomorye» in which he revealed the domination of the Ostsee German nobility and the second-rate position of Russians in the Baltic provinces. Samarin awoke the sympathy of the Russian public to the indigenous peoples of the area – Latvians and Estonians.

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