Maxim Batmanov

What fate befell the traitors Nicholas II

“Around treason, cowardice and deceit,” Nicholas II wrote down in his diary immediately after the 2 (15) renunciation of March 1917 of the year. Those people whom he relied on loyalty betrayed him at a decisive moment. And some, perhaps, even conspired with ...

Why did the Bolsheviks shoot the royal family?

The Bolsheviks themselves never gave a clear explanation to this crime. Indeed, both the classic revolutions — the English and the French — limited themselves to executing only the reigning persons. All children and even servants were killed here. "Alive ...

The abdication of Nicholas II from the throne

The generally accepted version says that the last Russian Tsar signed a manifesto on the abdication of the throne for himself and for his son, Tsarevich Alexei. There are historians who doubt that consent to a renunciation was given voluntarily, and not under ...

The occupation of Paris by the Cossacks

During the struggle with Napoleon, Russian troops twice entered the capital of France. The first time this happened in 1814. Mysterious northern barbarians By day 19 (31) March 1814, Russian troops entered Paris, which had conquered. Parisians imagined ...

Terrorist organization "People's Will"

Did these people sincerely believe that they could bring freedom to Russia through the regicide? By the murder of the tsar who abolished the slavery of the peasants, bestowed the Russian jury and the local government, freed the Bulgarians from the Ottoman yoke? King ...

How Alexander III spoke to Europe

"Peace-loving" Russian bear The period of rule of the Russian Emperor Alexander III - not a day of war. It is for this that the sovereign was called the "peacemaker." He was a deeply chaste, simple and honest person, and he was also witty. Him...

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