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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / The Tsar's Last Armada
« on: July 17, 2005, 07:59:25 AM »
Yesterday I went up to Portsmouth, NH (about an hour away from my home), site of the Russo-Japanese Peace Treaty signing of 1905. They are having centennial remembrances of the signing, including a lecture series and museum exhibition of Japanese and Russian prints dating to the war.
The first guest lecturer was none other than Constantine Pleshakov, author of The Tsar's Last Armada (the Voyage to the Epic Battle of Tsushima) and co-author of the Flight of the Romanovs. Pleshakov spoke at length about the voyage of the Baltic Fleet and the disaster that befell the Russian Navy, as well as its influence on the Russian Revolution 12 years later. He's an engaging speaker, exceedingly knowledgeable and concise. I was thrilled that Portsmouth made the effort to invite him, and acknowledge the little-discussed (at least in this area) Russo-Japanese war's impact on history.

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