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Nicholas and Alexandra Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary

Robert K. Massie
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Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

The Russian Minister of the Interior, Plehve, imposed strict policies on the students and also hated Jews. His policies resulted in many Jews becoming revolutionaries. This resulted in a pogrom in the town of Kishenev on Easter Day in 1902. Forty-five Jews were killed and more than six hundred houses were destroyed. Even though the perpetrators were brought to justice, Plehve remained in office until his assassination in July 1904. Before his death, he organized a worker's movement through a priest, Father George Gapon whose purpose was to steer workers away from revolutionary ideas. Their grievances would be handled by their employers. This movement was called the Assembly of Russian Workingmen.

Upon receiving news of the Russian defeat at Port Arthur, a strike occurred at the Putilov Steel Works in St. Petersburg. The strike spread until it involved thousands of workers with Gapon as the...

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