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Old 09-02-2018, 10:41 PM
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The Bear Hunt of Tsar Alexander II, 1858-1860
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:06 AM
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Terrific painting. Thanks Cyril.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:27 PM
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Thank you, Tarlita. The details of the painting almost give the scene the impression that it is a drawing.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:42 PM
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The coach Tsar Alexander II used when he was assassinated.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:02 AM
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Very interesting!

I once did read, that the Czar survived the first onslaught, just to die in the second, because the coach was armored... Were the mattresses (?), which are visible here, the armour?
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:00 AM
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The coach, a present from the Emperor Napoleon III some years before, was supposedly armoured, (though I imagine that meant extra reinforcements to the bodywork, wheels, hood in those days.)

From what I remember reading of it the first bomb landed among the Cossack guards, several of whom were wounded and dead. The carriage was slightly damaged.

The Tsar got out to inspect the wounded, against the advice of his terrified driver who wanted to flee back to the Palace, and a second conspirator, who was standing by, threw the next bomb near the Tsar's feet. Both he and the Emperor were mortally wounded.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:28 AM
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Hi Curryong! And thank you for your input!

Yes, a strange story. They had no real security detachments back then. Imagine this today: The bodyguards would do everything to bring the VIP into security and not stand beside, while the VIP is walking around.

But to the armour of the coach: As the picture of @CyrilVladisla #44 shows, the coach on question is looking very fragile.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:48 AM
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Yes, my first thought when I saw that photo was 'Is this really the coach that was used that day when the assassination attempt occurred?' It looks remarkably fragile and somewhat new for something built in the 1860s, quite frankly.

But anyway, I suppose, as modern assassinations have shown, if a bullet, or a bomb has your name on it then that's your fate. Alexander wanted to check on his Cossacks and I doubt he would have taken notice of any security detail.
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Unveiling the exhibition "Imperial Capitals: St. Petersburg - Vienna’ at the Hermitage Museum" with Chancellor Kurz, President Putin presented the museum with a Field Marshal's baton. The baton belonged to Tsar Alexander II.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:58 PM
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A little correction: The austrian politician is 'Chancellor Kurz', not Kurtz.


('Colonel Kurtz' is the name of Marlon Brando's role in "Apocalypse now".)
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Thanks for pointing out my spelling mistake! Corrections have been made.
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Then the posts #50, 51, 52 are deletable...


(BTW I have seen Apocalypse Now again yesterday because of your post. It is a great movie! So, thank you!)
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Edvard Razinsky's sympathetic biography of Alexander II is excellent.
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Empress Marie's poor health prompted her to take various trips to Germany and countries in southern Europe to escape Russia's poor climate, especially during the bitter winters.
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