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Having negotiated the Portsmouth Treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War and drafted the October Manifesto that made Russia a constitutional monarchy, Witte had worn out his welcome in the imperial court. Witte's spectacular rise during the reign of Alexander III was followed by a more troubled relationship with Nicholas II, who ultimately broke with his premier in 1906. Having negotiated the Portsmouth Treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War and drafted the October Manifesto that made Russia a constitutional monarchy, Witte had worn out his welcome in the imperial court.

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It is given particular force and liveliness by the portrait gallery of the leading figures of the period; Nicholas II, the Tsaritsa Alexandra, Constantine Pobedonostsev, Sergius Witte, Lenin, Trotsky, Premier Stolypin, Miluikov, and Rasputin. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Recounts the personalities, events and movements which dominated the reign of Nicholas II in a penetrating and provocative analysis of the forces which led to the collapse of Russian tsarism

Comments: (3)

Ceck
I see myself as a Russophile and am always looking for interesting books about Russia, and this looked to be such a book.
Leceri
Charques came to my attention very late, inexplicably, as his was a major talent. There have been many books on the place of Nicholas II's reign in Russian history and this is probably the best I have read. Charques was a correspondent for "The Times" of London, obviously fluent in Russian and, judging from the extensive bibliography, in French also. This 250 p. book is a very concentrated and penetrating examination of that seminal epoch in Russian history. The faults of Nicholas II (and his wife and camarilla) are analyzed carefully but also Russian society and in particular the Russian political culture are autopsied and come in for their full share of blame. The Russian propensity for zealotry and dogma, inability to respect and compromise with dissent, and easy acceptance of terror and senseless cruelty as legitimate political tools are still in full evidence today.
Ballazan
This books explains the last 23 years of Imperial Russia and why Nicholas II and the Romanov family lost their throne. At several points in his rule, if Nicholas had changed his methods, Imperial Russia may have survived and evolved into something like Great Britain. However, Nicholas made many mistakes and as a result lost both his life and that of his family. What the author does is state what Nicholas could have done in several instances and what was the likely outcome. In fact, before the beginning of WWI, the Menosheviks, Bolsheviks, and SRs were battling among themselves and were not credible as an opponent. However, Nicholas made stupid decisions (or let his wife make them) and this resulted in an autocracy that was no longer a ruling force for most Russians.

This is a nice read about why Imperial Russia crashed and burned. Inept leadership was the factor that gave power to the Communists. Nicholas may have been a decent guy, but he was a horrible emperor.
The Twilight of Imperial Russia (Galaxy Books) download epub
Humanities
Author: Richard Charques
ISBN: 0195197879
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1St Edition edition (October 3, 1974)
Pages: 256 pages