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Offline GDLynn

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Question from my Uncle about Nicholas.
« on: October 11, 2016, 01:24:37 PM »
Hey all, My Uncle Rick has a question about something he thinks he read in "Nicholas and Alexandra" this is what he asked me "I recall a story where the Tsar had his mail censored so to speak, all he got was positive letters just had to do with probably going back to the war with Japan or revolutionaries as they began in the early 1900s leading up to the World War I" Anyone know the truth to this? its been so long since I read it that I can't remember!

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Re: Question from my Uncle about Nicholas.
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 01:47:48 PM »
The Okhrana prided itself in turning in accurate reports no matter how bad things were. Lying on a official report could also get a member of the Okhrana fired. Of course what the Ministers told Nicholas may be different. Note Nicholas had a small mountain of paper work he had to do every day so I would say he knew what was going on in the Empire.

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Re: Question from my Uncle about Nicholas.
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 04:10:18 PM »
Nicholas read and reviewed all of his correspondence himself.  He never would have permitted anyone else to decide what he "should or should not read".  While N&A was a good book, it is no longer accurate as much new has been learned since it was written.  Much of it is now out of date.

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Re: Question from my Uncle about Nicholas.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 06:13:28 PM »
Thanks Guys! I had a feeling he was wrong.