Ana Siljak


On her book Angel of Vengeance: The Girl Who Shot the Governor of St. Petersburg and Sparked the Age of Assassination

Cover Interview of February 28, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The atheist proponents of revolution dreamt of martyrdom for the cause.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Oscar Wilde was inspired to write his first play on Vera, and Fyodor Dostoevsky and Karl Marx felt compelled to comment on her case.”

On the second:

“It was fatal folly for socialists to ignore the voices of those they wished to save.  Socialism proposed a clear, elegant, and rational solution for the inequality and oppression of imperial Russia.  But few stopped to ask the oppressed what they thought.”