1895 Yaroslavl Great Manufacture strike

The 1895 Yaroslavl Great Manufacture strike began in 9 May [O.S. 27 April], in the Russian Empire.

Yaroslavl Great Manufacture was one of the biggest companies in Russia, out of about 70 in the city of Yaroslavl;[1] it exported its linens to Europe. The company decided to establish new tariffs to reduce salaries, a decision which was not welcomed between workers.

4,000 workers participated in the strike. In response, a division of soldiers broke up their meeting, killing thirteen men.[2]

The tsar Nicholas II, on a telegram about the official report, commented: «I am very satisfied with the way the troops behaved at Yaroslavl during these factory uprisings».[2]


  1. ^ "Yaroslavl". Star Travel. n.d. Retrieved 10 March 2018. There were about 70 enterprises in the city. One of them was the biggest in Russia Yaroslavl Great Manufacture exporting its linens to Europe. Yaroslavl was also famous for its white-wash and leather.
  2. ^ a b King, Greg; Wilson, Penny (2003). The Fate of the Romanovs. Lulu Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-471-72797-2.
1895 in Russia

Events from the year 1895 in Russia

List of strikes

The following is a list of specific strikes (workers refusing to work in an attempt to change their conditions in a particular industry or an individual workplace, or in solidarity with those in another particular workplace) and general strikes (widespread refusal of workers to work in an organized political campaign on a broader national or international level).

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