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Offline James_Davidov

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Did Rebel Socialists Try to "Kidnap" Alexandra in 1905?
« on: November 07, 2005, 09:07:20 PM »
It only occurred to me to post this for discussion recently..

My parents have a large book covering 100 years of ‘front page news’ from The Age, a reputable newspaper in Melbourne, Australia.  When I found the book I immediately searched it for any reports of the Russian Revolution.  Oddly I found hardly any reports, but did find a small article reporting on a foiled kidnap plan by rebels regarding the Empress.  Has anyone else read about this?  If anyone is interested I can find the page and post it for you..

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Re: Alexandra & Rebel Kidnap Plans
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005, 09:18:55 PM »
Please post it. It would make interesting reading, though it is probably the same kind of reporting that had Tatiana doing lecture circuits in America in early 1918, which she got quite a laugh out of apparantly. Though I imagine inside Tatiana was thinking "If only...."
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Re: Alexandra & Rebel Kidnap Plans
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005, 01:16:44 AM »
From the Melbourne Age

May 25th 1905...price 1 penny (lol)

"
Russia,
A Kidnapping Plot,
The Empress Menaced
Houehold staff dissmissals

London, Wednesday night.
A sensation has been caused by a report which emanates from Kieff, in South-western Russia, regarding the intentions of revolutionaries.
It is asserted that a plot had been formed for the purpose of kidnapping the Empress and holding her Majesty  to ransom until the revolutionary programme of the 'fghting organisation' of the social democrats has been fulfilled.
The conspiracy, it is stated, was discovered owing to the treachery of some who were concerned in it.
Color to this report is giving by the fact that many members of the domestic suite of the Tsarievitch have been dismissed
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Hmmm....I have never read of heard anything of this, someone should know if there were dissmisals in Alexie's household in 1905...either way I am positive no one in the staff would have been linked to the revolutionaries.

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Re: Alexandra & Rebel Kidnap Plans
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005, 11:42:00 PM »
The Age has historically been Melbournes most  reputable newspaper, infact its actually a 'journal'....I wouldn't expect any Age editor in its history to have been the type to run a front page story that was fabricated, but the reports source being quoted as London would explain how it could have originated there, and was then merely reported by the age.

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