TITLE

Emperor Nicholas II and the State Duma

AUTHOR(S)
Kulikov, Sergei V.
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Russian Studies in History;Spring2012, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In contrast to the traditional view among historians that Nicholas II implacably opposed the idea of popular representation, Kulikov reveals that Russia's last emperor in general favored the introduction of a national, publicly elected legislature. Conservative-liberal in his views, Nicholas feared that restrictions on tsarist power would provoke mob violence. Hence he promoted reform in private while defending autocracy in public.
ACCESSION #
74132272

 

Related Articles

  • Nicholas II and Stolypin's Cabinet. Florinskii, Mikhail F. // Russian Studies in History;Spring2012, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p33 

    Although Nicholas II respected and supported his reform-minded prime minister Petr Stolypin, ultimately the tsar yielded to the persuasions of Stolypin's conservative critics, scuttling much of Stolypin's program.

  • The Last Autocrat. Tereshchuk, Andrei V. // Russian Studies in History;Spring2012, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p3 

    Ninety years after the death of Russia's last emperor and his family, scholars have taken up the task of reexamining the life, times, personality, and governance of Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917), including his view of himself as an Orthodox tsar, God's representative on earth.

  • Emperor Nicholas II as an Orthodox Tsar. Firsov, Sergei L. // Russian Studies in History;Spring2012, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p79 

    Nicholas II's view of himself as a divinely appointed tsar clashed with the changing political needs of early twentieth-century Russia and the ambiguous position of the Church as subordinate to the state administration. The resulting distrust between the tsar and the church hierarchy and between...

  • The Explosive October Manifesto.  // Russian Life;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p19 

    The article discusses the Royal Manifesto that was made public in Russia on October 17, 1905. Written by the statesman Sergei Witte, it called for the government of Tsar Nicholas II to introduce political freedoms, conduct an amnesty, and convene the State Duma. According to Witte's testimony,...

  • An Autocrat at the Crossroads. Stepanov, Valerii L. // Russian Studies in History;Spring2012, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p7 

    Contrary to long-held views, the liberal minister Nikolai Bunge, as well as the conservative Konstantin Pobedonostsev, influenced the developing political and philosophical convictions of Nicholas II. Nicholas's adherence to the contradictory worldviews of these two prominent advisers may...

  • The Succession Prospects of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1895-1918). Harris, Carolyn // Canadian Slavonic Papers;Mar-Jun2012, Vol. 54 Issue 1/2, p61 

    Current political histories of late imperial Russia seldom discuss Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1895-1918), the eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917), because she is considered to be politically insignificant. Nicholas's discussions with his ministers in the early 1900s...

  • R.I.P.--at long last. Meier, Andrew // Time International (South Pacific Edition);3/16/1998, Issue 11, p38 

    Focuses on the dispute over the remaining bones of the last Russian Czar Nicholas II and Romanov family who died before a Bolshevik firing squad. The decision of what to do with the skeletal remains dug up in a birch forest in western Siberia in 1991; Where the remains will be buried; The...

  • A little girl's royal life.  // Victoria (Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst Communications,;Mar97, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p34 

    Presents photographs of and information on the family of Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Photographs of daughters Anastasia, Olga, Tatiana and Marie.

  • THE FIRST STATE DUMA, 1906: THE VIEW FROM THE CONTEMPORARY PAMPHLET AND MONOGRAPH LITERATURE. Thatcher, Ian D. // Canadian Journal of History;Winter2011, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p531 

    In 1906 Russia began its experiment in constitutionalism. The First State Duma sat for only 72 days but it brought forth an extensive monograph and pamphlet literature. This article is the first to examine this source base. It illustrates the main forms of analysis, and in particular a mix of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics