Beautiful Nihilist Girl (Olga Gontcharenko, 1890)


Implicated in the Plot Against the Czar’s Life, Shoots a Policeman and Then Herself.

St. Petersburg, Jan 11.—In following up the plots of the Nihilists in Warsaw the secret police discovered evidence implicating in the conspiracy against the life of the Czar, Olga Goutsehaunko, a young and beautiful girl, connected with prominent Russian families. Yesterday the chief of police went to her house to arrest her, when the girl, suddenly drawing a revolver, shot him dead. She then turned the pistol upon herself and blew out her own brains.

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Canada) 16 no. 164 (January 13, 1890): 2.