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Offline LaDuchesse

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Nicholas' most influencial advisors
« on: May 16, 2009, 10:04:09 PM »
Okay,
I'm sorry if this has already been asked, or if it seems like a really stupid question, but I've looked and so far I can't find the answer.  I'm fairly sure that aside from his wife one of Nicholas' most influencial advisors was an uncle, if not, please forgive me.  Do any of you know their names?
Thank you very much
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Re: Nicholas' most influencial advisors
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 02:57:27 PM »
Nicholas's uncles on his father's side, Vladimir, Alexei, and Sergei did try to give him advice. However, their advice wasn't in his best interest, it was in the best interests of the uncles. Nicholas was famously the kind of person who did whatever the last person who spoke to him said to do, or so it is alleged. Nicholas was too young, inexperienced, and polite to give his uncles' advice the boot, at first- later on they ceased to be so much of a problem, and of course Sergei died in 1905, and Vladimir in 1909, and Alexei died in 1908- Paul, Nicholas's youngest uncle never tried to give him advice I don't think- he was of course in disgrace because of his morgantic marriage. There's a lot on this in this forum, and also in Romanov books, although it takes some looking about this issue with his uncles. Nicholas did of course listen to Alexandra too, all his life.
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Re: Nicholas' most influencial advisors
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 03:01:48 PM »
Okay, thank you

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Re: Nicholas' most influencial advisors
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 04:43:44 PM »
The Tzar`s mother was his advisor during the initial period of his reign.I think he was not at all willing to take his uncles` advice.each of them ws probably trying to do things foe their own benefit so mariya fedorovna was the best advisor as she was less selfish, thinking about her son`s and her  country`s benefit