Alexander II


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Alexander II

1818-1881.
Czar of Russia (1855-1881) who emancipated the serfs in 1861.

Alexander II

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1. (Biography) 1198–1249, king of Scotland (1214–49), son of William (the Lion)
2. (Biography) 1818–81, tsar of Russia (1855–81), son of Nicholas I, who emancipated the serfs (1861). He was assassinated by the Nihilists
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Noun1.Alexander II - the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)Alexander II - the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)
Russia - a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917
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The historical prerequisite for the holiday was the Decree of Alexander II, signed on that day in 1879, on the establishment of the prison department, which initiated the organization of a unified state system for the enforcement of punishments in Russia.
1881 Russia's Czar Alexander II is assassinated by radical terrorists who demand a constitutional government in Russia.
A large number of dignitaries were present at the function including, Crown Prince Alexander II Karadordevic and his wife Katherine, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Telecommunications and Tourism Rasim Ljajic, Minister of Labor and Social Issues Zoran Dordevic.
The Cesarewitch, named in honour of Tsar Alexander II after he donated PS300 to the Jockey Club, was probably not high on the to-do list of Lenin and his mates but it is for an 'The silks may have played a part but there was something special that twitched the antennae at Goodwood' army of hopefuls lining up in the 34-runner handicap that provides a gloriously vivid contrast to the Dewhurst.
Set in the not always pastoral village of Snetki, the story begins the year after Tsar Alexander II liberated the nation's peasant serfs.
History is everywhere in the city formerly known as Leningrad, from the Peter and Paul Fortress (which broke ground in 1703) and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (built where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881) to the Mariinsky Theater (which premiered Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" in 1892).
But with assassination of Tsar Alexander II and the establishment of state anti-Semitism under Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas 11, the policy toward Jews drastically changed from rapprochement of Jews with the gentile population to their isolation and intensified discrimination.
On the morning of 1 March 1881, Russian Emperor Alexander II went to church in St.
Mr Hughes went on to found the New Russia Company under a contract from Emperor Alexander II to make armour plating.
At the time, Russia didn't really need the extra 663,000 square miles of land 4,300 miles away from the capital, and I'm sure Tsar Alexander II (the Russian ruler of the time) gladly took the $1.
The transition from the benign, settled calm of Alexander II through the many English attacks led by Edward I of England and his heirs to the establishment of the new Stewart kings of Scotland who we all know were to later become Kings of England too.
This rare gemstone is named after the Russian tsar Alexander II (1818-1881), the very first crystals having been discovered in April 1834 in the emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in the Urals.