(ca. 18701906). Father Gapon; b. Poltava govt.; Russ. priest; influenced by L. N. Tolstoi*; tried to introd. soc. reforms through laws; planned, as leader of 200,000, to hand demands for reforms to czar; this march of workers to the Winter Palace was ruthlessly suppressed on Bloody Sunday, January 22, 1905; Gapon escaped to London; later returned; hanged at Terioki, Fin.
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