Repressive policies in Russia led to a revolution in 1917. Should have listened to Count Mikhail Loris-Melikov

Repressive policies in Russia led to a revolution in 1917. Should have listened to Count Mikhail Loris-Melikov

As head of the Russian government, Count Mikhail Loris-Melikov (1825-1888) might have provided a viable alternative to the fluctuations between conservative and radical extremes that racked Russia throughout its history.

Unfortunately, Tsar Alexander III rejected the Armenian soldier-politician’s reforms and maintained a repressive policy which was continued by his successor Nicholas II.

Those repressive policies led to a revolution in 1917.

By Jirair Tutunjian, Toronto keghart.org

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