Alexander II

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the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)

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LOOKOUT: Queen watches ceremony; RUSSIAN BEAR: Putin inspect the guards; HANDS ON: President Vladimir Putin helps the Queen from her carriage at Buckingham Palace yesterday; LAST VISITOR: Alexander II
His excessively harsh and unyielding treatment of his son and heir, the future Alexander II, on the other hand, undoubtedly affected the character of the next reign.
The monument was erected in honour of Russian Emperor Alexander II who liberated Bulgaria of Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.
Russian politician Anatoly Chubais has compared Boris Yeltsin to Peter the Great and Tsar Alexander II in terms of his importance in transforming Russia.
But trouble was never far away in those times and the de Merleys made a doubtful choice again when they joined other local notables in paying homage to the Scottish King Alexander II at Felton in Northumberland in 1215.
Congress Street (The Lady & Sons Restaurant), Savannah; 116 & 118 North Broad Street (Mayor's Building), Bainbridge; 201 South Main Street (now Nabila's Garden Restaurant), Fitzgerald; Alexander II Elementary School, Macon; Archibald Clark House, St.
Named after St Donan, a hermit, it was built in the13th century by Alexander II on the sight of a Pictish fortress.
The white-tie banquet came at the end of the opening day of the first state visit by a Russian leader since 1874 when Tsar Alexander II came to Britain.
The rebels' aim is to create an independent Islamic state and end Russian occupation, which began under Alexander II in 1859.
Apart from the great statue dedicated to Alexander II in Sofia, of course.
It had been the first state visit by a Russian leader since the days of the Tsars when Russia's Alexander II came to Britain in 1874.
Last night's white-tie banquet came at the end of the opening day of the first state visit by a Russian leader since 1874, when Tsar Alexander II came to Britain.
Also On This Day: 1733: Birth of Dr Joseph Priestley,discoverer of oxygen; 1781: Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus; 1881: Tzar Alexander II of Russia was killed after a bomb was thrown at him in St Petersburg; 1938: Germany invaded Austria; 1918: The school leaving age was raised to 14; 1970: Susan Wallace, an English schoolgirl, became the first 18-year-old eligible to vote; 1990: In the USSR, the Soviet Congress voted to abolish the political monopoly of the Communist Party.
Alexander II, Tsar of all the Russians and renowned as the liberator of the serfs, was singing a Scots Gaelic lullaby, word perfect and in an accent usually heard on the Isle of Mull.
The former head of the KGB became the first Russian leader to visit Britain since Tsar Alexander II in 1874.