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It seemed to the new tsar, Alexander II reigned —81that the dangers to public order of… Life The future Tsar Alexander II was the eldest son of the grand duke Nikolay Pavlovich who, inbecame the emperor Nicholas I and his wife, Alexandra Fyodorovna who, before her marriage to the Grand Duke and baptism into the Orthodox Churchhad been the princess Charlotte of Prussia.
Alexander succeeded to the throne at age 36, following the death of his father in Februaryat the height of the Crimean War.
Alexander II, detail of a portrait by an unknown artist, 19th century; in the collection of Mrs. Merriweather Post, Hillwood, Washington, D. Courtesy of Hillwood, Washington, D. Among the earliest concerns of the new emperor once peace had been concluded in Paris in the spring of on terms considered harsh by the Russian public was the improvement of communications.
The revolutionary czar of russia at this time had only one railway line of significance, that linking the two capitals of St.
In Russia, as elsewhere, railway construction, in its turn, meant a general quickening of economic life in a hitherto predominantly feudal agricultural society. Joint-stock companies developed, as did banking and credit institutions. The same effect was achieved by another measure of modernization, the abolition of serfdom.
In the face of bitter opposition from landowning interests, Alexander II, overcoming his natural indolence, took an active personal part in the arduous legislative labours that on Febuary 19,culminated in the Emancipation Act.
By means of a long-drawn-out redemption operation, moreover, they were also endowed with modest allotments of land. Although for a variety of reasons the reform failed in its ultimate object of creating an economically viable class of peasant proprietors, its psychological impact was immense.
The most crying abuses of the old judicial system were remedied by the judicial statute of Russia, for the first time, was given a judicial system that in important respects could stand comparison with those of Western countries in fact, in many particulars it followed that of France.
Local government in its turn was remodeled by the statute ofsetting up elective local assemblies known as zemstvo s. Their gradual introduction extended the area of self-government, improved local welfare education, hygiene, medical care, local crafts, agronomyand brought the first rays of enlightenment to the benighted Russian villages.
Before long zemstvo village schools powerfully supported the spread of rural literacy. Meanwhile, Dmitry Milyutinan enlightened minister of war, was carrying out an extensive series of reforms affecting nearly every branch of the Russian military organization.
The educative role of military service was underlined by a marked improvement of military schools. The army statute of introduced conscription for the first time, making young men of all classes liable to military service.
Alexander II, 19th-century coloured woodcut. Their aim and results were the reduction of class privilege, humanitarian progress, and economic development. The personally tolerant emperor had removed or mitigated the heavy disabilities weighing on religious minorities, particularly Jews and sectarians.Stolypin, they whispered, was a traitor and secret revolutionary who was conniving with the Duma to steal the prerogatives assigned the Tsar by God.
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In , troops in St. Petersburg gunned down workers who wished to present a petition to the czar. This action resulted in strikes, mutinies, and uprisings all over Russia.
As a result, a Duma, or parliament, was set up. However, the reforms it demanded were rejected by the czar.
In March World War I was over, but the hysteria lingered. The Eastern front had not gone well for Russia. The pressures of their losing effort forced the Russian czar to abdicate. Jul 10, · Nearly a century after Czar Nicholas and his family were murdered, their fate still haunts Russia.