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Bestucheff, Alexander, born 1795, entered the Russian army, and with his brother Michael formed a conspiracy against the Emperor Nicholas. For this offence Michael was executed, and Alexander transported to Siberia (1826). Subsequently he was allowed to join the forces in the Caucasus, where he was killed in 1837. He was one of the first of the romance writers of modern Russia, and excelled in portraying military life.