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Nicholas II and the soldier Bachourin
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:44:03 AM »
I create a new topic, to expose a beautiful anecdote about the Emperor Nicholas II.

In 1912, during the commemoration of the centenary of Borodino, a soldier named Bachourin was brutally escaped from the military ranks to head for the emperor. The event produced a great panic because the soldier was armed and no one had seen that he was making a claim. General Sukhomlinov finally succeeded in arresting him, but the emperor's horse was frightened and almost unseated the tsar.

The first part of the anecdote is reported by Alexander Spiridovich (Les Dernières années de la Cour de Tsarskoe Selo)

I found the continuation in Le Journal (n ° of November 13, 1912, p.4).

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k7625040g/f4.item.r=%22nicolas%20II%22.zoom

On October 23, 1912, Bachourin was sentenced to forced labor for life by military justice.

Finally, the emperor pardoned him on November 12, 1912. He explains in his ukase that it was because God healed Alexei. He wants to express his gratitude to God with a gesture of forgiveness. Bachourin is released.

Alexei had been a victim of a severe hemophilia crisis in October in Spala.