Czar Nicholas I


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Noun1.Czar Nicholas I - czar of Russia from 1825 to 1855 who led Russia into the Crimean War (1796-1855)Czar Nicholas I - czar of Russia from 1825 to 1855 who led Russia into the Crimean War (1796-1855)
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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A century before that, in a bid to lift the spirits of his friend Pyotr Chaadayev, a philosopher who was declared mad for his criticism of Czar Nicholas I, the poet Alexander Pushkin predicted the advent of better times, when "Russia will start from her sleep." On "the ruins of autocracy," he wrote, "our names will be inscribed!"
Young touches on matters as diverse as the great American railway strike of 1877, the poetic careers of Heinrich Heine and of James Whitcomb Riley, Joseph Smith's discovery of the Book of Mormon, and the workings of the Russian secret police under Czar Nicholas I.
Curiously, the use of glasnost, he says, can be dated to the reign of Czar Nicholas I in the mid-nineteenth century.