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  • Tolstoy's Messages In Hadji Murat
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    Hadji Murat, Tolstoy's second book with the Caucasus as its setting can be considered a work of historical fiction that is a beautiful tale of resistance, and a window into not only the Caucasian War of the mid-nineteenth century, but also the culture of the Russian Empire during this period. As a work of fiction the reader must be wary of depictions of actual persons such as Tsar Nicholas I, whom Tolstoy was not enamored with, to say the least, but many insights about the period and its people ...
  • Russian Troops
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    Doctor Zhivago is a historically accurate movie. It is a love story that takes place during the Russian Revolution, World War One, and the Russian Civil War. Doctor Zhivago is historically correct because of the events it represents, the people the actors portray, and the level of detail put into the setting. At the beginning of the movie, there is a scene showing a man handing out fly ers asking workers to join him in a peaceful march to protest against the Tsar. The man's name is Pasha. He is ...
  • Reform The Tsarist System Of Government
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    "Nothing short of war could have any impact of the Russian system of government". How accurate is this of the Tsarist system of government from 1800-1917. The Russian Tsarist system under the Romanov's was extremely resistant to change in all forms. Reforms were brought in only to preserve and little improvement resulted from these reforms. In this essay I will attempt to examine whether or not war had any impact upon the Tsarist system of government, and whether or not war brought about any cha...
  • Dead Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin
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    Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin was born in Tobolsk, far away from the Imperial Capital of St. Petersburg, in 1871. In the years he remained within the Imperial court, witnesses, including doctors, concluded he possessed some extraordinary healing power over the Tsarevich and his deadly illness, hemophilia. Rasputin's mysterious ability to heal Alexei convinced the Tsarina Aleksandra that Rasputin must have been sent by God himself. In her mind he was he the answer to her prayers for God to save her...
  • Tsar Nicholas II
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    Not one event can be said to cause a revolution, and many factors will accumulate to create the event of revolution. It cannot be accurately stated that the war with Germany was the only reason for revolution, and the destruction of the Romanov dynasty. World War I greatly affected on Russia's economy, industry, agriculture, and transport, and in turn inflamed the populous and their opinion of their tsar, Nicholas II, plunged, however, the effects of war made the tsarism vulnerable. In 1913, Rus...
  • The Feelings Of Resentment Against The Tsar
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    Historians have long argued whether the events of 1917 were due to a build up of tension between the Tsar and his people over a long period of time or whether they were due to the cataclysmic events of the years between 1914 and 1917 and the consequences that Russia felt because of these. But first, we need to establish what 'stable' means? One can define 'stable' as 'firmly fixed or established; firm in character' which in this context means whether the Russian system was carrying out its purpo...
  • Russian Empire Of Tsar Nicholas II
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    Was size the most important reason in making the Russian Empire of Tsar Nicholas II so difficult to rule in the years before the outbreak of WWI? The size of Russia was an important factor as to why Russia was so difficult to rule, but there were more further reasons that can be used to show the difficulty in ruling Russia in the years leading up to the outbreak of WWI. Russia was an Autocracy. This meant that there was an automatic leader who was unelected, and only one person was in full contr...

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