Biography of Vladimir Zernov

Born into a family of the nobility in Moscow in 1870. Had a post-secondary education; lived in Moscow; converted to Catholicism and joined the Abrikosov community of Russian [Eastern Rite] Catholics. March 8, 1924 – arrested in a case against Russian Catholics and imprisoned in Butyrka Prison. May 19, 1924 – banished to Siberia for three years, under Article 68 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR. Released in 1927. Returned to Moscow, joined the Soloviev community of Russian Catholics and attended the illegal Masses that Fr. Sergey Soloviev celebrated in parishioners’ apartments. In February 1931 he was arrested and banished for three years, under Articles 58-10 and 58-11 (Soloviev et al). Sent to Orel where he worked as the head of a hospital bacteriological department. Arrested in Orel in 1937, sentenced to death and shot (exact dates of sentence and execution unknown). Sources: Rekviem: Kniga pamiati zhertv politicheskikh repressii na Orlovshchine, vol. 2, p. 112; Investigatory Matter A.I. Abrikosova et al. (1924), Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation; Investigatory Matter S.M. Soloviev et al., Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation; Sokolovskyi, p. 79
Variant Names:
Zernov, Vladimir; Zernov, Vladimir Sergeevich
Moscow (Russia); Siberia (Russia); Moscow (Russia); Orel (Orlovskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
male; laity; executed