Nicholas and Alexandra - Part 3: Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

Robert K. Massie
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Nicholas writes to Alexandra of his loneliness and missing Alexis and playing dominoes. Riots were occurring and the revolution beginning and the Tsar is writing about missing playing dominoes with his son. Even though headquarter received reports the next morning, it seems apparent that Nicholas didn't know of the serious nature of the situation until March 11. The people who fed the information to the Tsar, Protopopov and Voeikov, fed him bad information so he was misinformed. He was told about disorders in the streets, not outright revolution. On March 12, a note from Alexandra told him how serious it was and he made plans to return to Tsarskoe Selo. He also received reports as he traveled back to the area.

One hundred miles from Petrograd the Tsars train halted and was boarded by a soldier bring them news of revolutionary troops ahead on the...

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