Biography of Emilia Zhukovskaya, Sisters of the Holy Spirit

Born into a family of the nobility in St. Petersburg in 1885. Completed Post-Secondary Women’s Courses. Lived in Petrograd, worked as a high school teacher, and belonged to the Russian Catholic parish of the Descent of the Holy Spirit. Entered the convent. January 24, 1924 – arrested in connection with a case against Russian Catholics. May 19, 1924 – sentenced under Article 61 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to five years’ imprisonment [OGPU Collegium]. June 25 – sent to Kostroma Prison; in 1929 she was transferred to the Yaroslavl political isolator; and on April 15, 1929, exiled to Siberia for three years [OGPU Collegium]. She was sent to the village of Togur, Kolpashevsky region, Western Siberia, and then later to Chimkent. December 16, 1932 – released from exile but restricted from living in the twelve major cities and the Urals region with assignment to a definite place of residence for three years [OGPU Collegium]. Sources: GARf, f. 8409, op. 1, d. 75, l. 132; d. 520, l. 164-165; Osipova (1996), p. 168; Osipova (1999), pp. 330-331; Abrikosova et al. (1924); Sokolovskyi, p. 66; Shkarovskii, p. 262
Variant Names:
Zhukovskaya, Emilia; Zhukovskai︠a︡, Emilii︠a︡ Bronislavovna
Saint Petersburg (Russia); Kostroma (Kostromskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); I︠A︡roslavlʹ (I︠A︡roslavskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); Siberia (Russia); Togur (Russia); Shymkent (Kazakhstan)
female; clergy and religious; survived