Czar 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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Richard Grayson opens with: "The anarchist's bomb that killed Czar Alexander II in St.
Since 1860 it has been housed at the famous Mariinsky<OK> Theatre in St Petersburg, named after Maria, the wife of Czar Alexander II.
For example, when Czar Alexander II of Russia was murdered in 1881, Russian Jews were blamed.
Much of Putin's stay, the first state visit to the UK by a Russian leader since Czar Alexander II in 1874, was taken up with ceremonies and receptions designed to portray British acceptance of Russia as a major business partner.
Pogroms had surged insidiously in 1881 in Russia after the assassination of Czar Alexander II.
After the assassination of Czar Alexander II in 1881, his successor, the pious Alexander III, authorised persecution of the Jews of the Russian Pale and Poland.
This tells their story as well as that of Catherine, the illegitimate daughter of Czar Alexander II, who lived in England for 27 years until her death in 1959.
We walk to the Church of the Resurrection (more commonly called the Church of the Spilt Blood because it commemorates the spot where Czar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881).
In 1876, Czar Alexander II banned all performances in Ukranian--which led to such absurdities as Ukranian folksongs sung in French.
The reign of Czar Alexander II in Russia made possible some limited accomplishments for the Haskalah in Eastern Europe.
Born at Verona, Italy, the second son of Prince Alexander of Hesse, and Julia, Countess von Hauke (April 5, 1857); served with the Russian army during the Russo-Turkish War (April 1877-January 1878), and was elected Prince of Bulgaria with the support of Czar Alexander II (April 29, 1879); the death of Czar Alexander II cost him much favor at court, and his suspension of the Bulgarian constitution because of political unrest (1881) caused Russia to pressure him to appoint Russian generals L.
1861 - Russian czar Alexander II abolishes serfdom.
A prime motive in Lenin's revolution was provided by the execution of his brother for plotting to assassinate Czar Alexander II.
A burst of liberalism in the 1860s (when the Russian serfs were freed two years before the American slaves), ended after revolutionaries assassinated Czar Alexander II on a Petersburg street in 1881.