Historian Daniil Kotsyubinsky said, why the contemporaries of Alexander III took his sudden death as hope for a brighter future

“the house concert” in the press center “Rosbalta” the historian Daniil Kotsyubinsky explained why, despite the fact that the Emperor Alexander III during his reign kept Russia from war, developed industry and almost eradicated the revolutionary terror, after his death, many breathed a sigh of relief.

“After the death of Alexander II his son Alexander III was faced with three groups of contradictions, which “tormented” Russia: the conflict of the educated class and autocracy, the conflict, the social “bottom” and “top” and the conflict of the suburbs and “center”. And in all these areas during his reign, Alexander III, had only worsened the situation,” said Kovel.

However, according to the historian, the Emperor died with a clear conscience, and was sure that Russia leaves in consistently good condition. In the last minutes of his life, he said: “I Feel the end, don’t worry (the wife), I myself am quite calm.”

“Alexander III left Russia even though outwardly calm, but actually compressed like a spring. All these three groups of contradictions were kind of crushed, but is ready to “shoot” as soon as an opportunity,” said Kovel.

the possibility, according to the historian, had once gone from the life of Alexander III.

“the Public began to wait for an urgent liberalization. The death of Alexander III met not with a sense of threat to a possible loss of stability. On the contrary, many of his death inspired. Everyone understood that it was time for a change,” concluded Kotsyubinsky.

the Full video of the lecture, see the link.

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