Nicholas and Alexandra - Part 3: Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

Robert K. Massie
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On March 12, Alexandra sent word to her friend Lili Dehn that she wanted her to come out from Petrograd on the train, which Lili did. Alexandra had not paid much attention to what was happening in Petrograd that weekend since three of her children had measles. The three sick children were Alexis, Olga, Tatiana along with Anna Vyrubova. While Lili is visiting, Alexandra learns of the mutiny of the soldiers. Lili decides to stay at Tsarskoe Selo instead of returning to Petrograd and they keep news of the events from the children. Rodzianko advises Alexandra and the children to leave Tsarskoe Selo but the message is intercepted and sent to the Tsar who orders a train made ready without Alexandra being told about it. However, it was too late by the next morning for a train to be readied not that it mattered...

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