Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal
In the mid nineteenth century Imperial Russia, a new generation aptly labelled the Nihilist, a new radical movement that would lay the foundation for the Russian revolutionary movement. This youth base movement rebelled against their parent's generation in every way they could. Everything from clothing styles to gender norms was rejected. Theses young idealistic revolutionaries organized themselves into revolutionary cells to counter the government's secret police. The revolutionaries quickly spiralled downwards to a violent climax which ended the brief nihilistic movement.