Topic: Nicholas II
The manifesto dated 2 March, 1917 at 3:00 pm, signed by Nicholas II in pencil at the bottom right hand corner
On March 15th [O.S. March 2nd] Russia marked the 95th anniversary of the Abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. This historic manifesto essentially brought an end to the Romanov Dynasty which had ruled Russia from 1613 to 1917.
Last night, a group of historians, scientists, and other public figures met at the State Russian Historical Museum in Moscow to discuss the abdication of Russia's last tsar.
It is interesting to note that there is a theory among a growing number of historians in Russia who claim that the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II was actually fabricated and that the manifesto document itself was forged by his enemies, anxious to see an end to his reign and the monarchy in Russia. The debate on this theory has actually been garnering headlines in the Russian media over the past year.
In 1997, a memorial plaque was mounted at the train station in Pskov marking the signing of the abdication by Nicholas II
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 16 March, 2012