Biography of Mstisƚaw Linkiszkin

Born into a lower middle class family in St. Petersburg in 1883. Lived in Leningrad, worked as a bookkeeper at a factory and was a member of the parish council of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. January 13, 1927 – arrested in a case against Russian [Eastern Rite] Catholics; released March 14. Continued his active participation in the parish: he organized a committee to help the exiled Bishop Antoni Malecki and wrote a work on ways of converting Russia to Catholicism. May 8, 1931 – arrested in a case against Catholic clergy and laity (Wojno et al.). March 7, 1932 – sentenced to ten years in corrective labor camp [OGPU Collegium]. Arrested again on September 9, 1937. Charged with “organized, illegal counter-revolutionary activity.” November 14, 1937 – sentenced to death [Troika, Directorate, NKVD, Moscow oblast]. November 16, 1937 – shot. Buried in Moscow, in Butovo. Rehabilitated in January 1990. Source: Shkarovskii, p. 268; Moscow – Execution Lists, Butovski Poligon
Variant Names:
Linkiszkin, Mstisƚaw; Linkishkin, Mstislav Karlovich
Saint Petersburg (Russia); Moscow (Russia)
male; laity; executed