The Death of Reform

On March 13, 1881, Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, was assassinated by a bomb in St. Petersburg. Unlike many of his predecessors (and the tsars who came after him), Alexander was fairly liberal minded. He freed the serfs, earning him the nickname Alexander the Liberator, moved to develop Russia’s natural resources, and attempted to reform all branches of government. On the very day he was … Continue reading The Death of Reform