The Russian Revolution Author:Alan Moorehead Revolution! — The court of Czar Nicholas II, Emperor of All the Russias, glittered with the splendor and brilliance of a diamond, while his people starved. The Czarina spent her secret hours with the sinister monk Rasputin. The nobles took their pleasure and drank deep, while under a stolid surface, the Russian peasants and artisans seethed at ce... more »nturies of injustice.
In 1917, the defeat of the Czar's badly armed hordes lit the fuse for revolution. Soldiers and peasants turned on their masters and drowned them in a bath of blood, setting off an explosion which still rocks the world.« less