Boris Kowerda

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Boris Kowerda
Born 21 August 1907
Vilnius, Russian Empire
Died 18 February 1987 (aged 79)
Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Editor
Criminal charge First-degree murder
Conviction(s) Assassination of Pyotr Voykov

Boris Kowerda (Russian: Борис Коверда, 21 August 1907 – 18 February 1987), also known as Boris Koverda, was a Russian exile convicted of murdering Pyotr Voykov, Soviet ambassador to Poland in 1927 in Warsaw. Voykov was reportedly assassinated in retaliation for having personally directed the assassinations of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family in 1918.

He was allowed, via private bill to emigrate to the United States from his refuge in Germany.[1]


Kowerda died in Hyattsville, Maryland on 18 February 1987, aged 79.[1] He is buried at the Russian Orthodox Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, New York.


  1. ^ a b "Shot Down by Assassin — Soviet Ambassador at Warsaw", Wellington Evening Post, 8 June 1927, p. 9 "RUSSIA: Nest of Murderers", Time Magazine, 20 June 1927