May 01, 1997

Notebook



No April Fools’

On April 1, a group called the Workers-Peasants Red Army, which was the official name of the Bolshevik and Soviet army until 1946, has claimed responsibility for planting a bomb that destroyed Moscow’s only monument to Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II. The group called Nicholas the “bloody executioner of workers and peasants” and said the act was in ‘retaliation’ for proposals to move the preserved corpse of Vladimir Lenin out of its mausoleum on Red Square. The 11-meter high statue was erected last May near the Moscow suburb of Tayninskoye, to mark the 100th anniversary of Nicholas’ coronation.

 


Digital Subscription Required

Get unlimited digital access for just $2 a month.

Don't have an account? signup

About Us

Russian Life is a 29-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.

Our Contacts

Russian Life
PO Box 567
Montpelier VT 05601-0567

800-639-4301
802-223-4955