Dancing in the Eye of the Storm


Originally posted several years ago

Alexander Ulyanov  – executed by Tsar Alexander III in 1887

Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 by an organization known as The People’s Will. Instead of hoped for reforms his successor Alexander III imposed repression and executions,

On the sixth anniversary of the assassination, March 1, 1887 radical students attempted to kill Alexander III. They failed.

Five of the conspirators were caught and hanged. One of them was Alexander Ulyanov. He was 21 years old. His mother begged for the Tsar’s mercy. Alexander would not beg. His younger brother, 17 year old Vladimir understood his older brother,

Vladimir was being educated at the Simbirsk Gymnasium where the head master was F. I. Kerensky. Vladimir hated the Head Master’s royalist politics. His son, Alexander Kerensky would be head of the Provisional government upon the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II.

Vladimir Ulyanov would also take part…

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2 thoughts on “Dancing in the Eye of the Storm

  1. Is it any wonder that there was a revolution, and many of the aristocrats were killed?
    Anyone who thinks that the events of 1917 in Russia were regrettable would do well to read this interesting article.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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