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Zubatov, Sergei Vasilyevich

Born: 1864 AD
Died: 1917 AD

1864 – He was born on the 2nd day of March this year in Moscow.
1888 – He was unmasked as an informant.
1889 – He started his official service in the agency in 1889 and gradually rose to head the Moscow office.
1896 – He was a director of the Moscow security (Okhrana) Bureau until 1902.
1902 – He was the Director of the Special Section of the Interior Ministry’s (MVD’s) Department of Police for one year.
1903 – After a series of strikes, in August, he was expelled personally from his position as director of the Special Section by Interior Minister Vyacheslav von Plehve, and the state-sponsored trade unions were disbanded.
1904 – He refused to return to the service, partly in order to protect the life of his son, whom he feared revolutionary activists might threaten. He retired to private life, living off his state pension.
1917 – He fatally shot himself during the February Revolution after hearing the news of the Tsar’s abdication.