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"tobolsk" Discussed on Revolutions
"Brought Nicholas back to Moscow. It might spark an uncontrollable lynch mob. It might spark an uncontrollable uprising to set him free. Well, maybe not. But without any real pressure to come up with a final plan, the people's commissars procrastinated, and they set the decision aside for another day. The pressure to come up with a final plan ultimately started building from local circumstances east of the Ural Mountains. In February, a Congress of Soviets from the Ural region convened in the major industrial city of yekaterinburg, which elected a Bolshevik dominated executive committee. The Ural Bolsheviks tended to be more hard line and radical than their comrades in Moscow, and they were also more immediately annoyed that bloody Nicholas and his family were allowed to just hang out in their backyard like nothing had ever happened. They started petitioning Moscow to transfer the romanovs to yekaterinburg, where they would be held in the kind of real prison they deserved. This was a matter of some delicacy for the central committee back in Moscow, because they were aware many of their comrades in the urals were itching to answer the question of what to do about the romanovs with a few well placed bullets. The central committee of the party in Moscow wasn't sure that's what they wanted to happen, but they also didn't want to cause any schisms with the Ural Bolsheviks nor provoke them into doing something they'd all later regret. Pressure mounted further when red guard detachments finally arrived in tobolsk in late March. The problem being that the red guards were not on the same page. One group of about 250 were sent from yekaterinburg, while another 400 arrived representing the rival city of omsk. Neither detachment was particularly disciplined nor were they interested in subordinating themselves to the other's authority. Meanwhile, the guard units at the governor's palace were getting awfully restless because their wages hadn't been paid for an obnoxiously long time. With reports about all this in hand, Moscow finally appointed a guy called vasili Kafka, to go take command of the whole situation..
"tobolsk" Discussed on Revolutions
"Kerensky met with the formers are several times during the first months of their house arrest and said, all those who watched him in his captivity were unanimous in saying that Nicholas II seemed generally to be very good tempered, and appeared to enjoy his new manner of life. It seemed as if a heavy burden had fallen from his shoulders, and he was greatly relieved. So even if there was some huge coordinated effort to restore Nicholas to power, which there absolutely was not, Nicholas himself would have been a very reluctant participant. This initial idyllic phase of their post abdication house arrest ended in mid August 1917. With the failure of kerensky's June offensive, the Russian army dissolving, and the political situation deteriorating rapidly, the families life at the old Alexander palace came to an end. Was, after all, very close to Petrograd, and after the insurrectionary violence during the July days, prime minister kerensky decided to move the family deeper into the Russian interior. He said it was for the family safety, which is almost certainly true. But let's also not forget that after the failure of kerensky's June offensive, the Germans were looking at an increasingly clear path to Petrograd. It would not take much for them to capture both the capital and the romanovs. So in mid August 1917, kerensky ordered the family moved out to western Siberia. On August 13th, 1917, Nicholas, Alexandra, and their children, departed the Alexander palace for the last time. Their new home would be the remote town of tobolsk. They traveled first by train to the city of two men, the nearest city with a railroad station. After disembarking, it was another 150 miles by carriage and ferryboat to tobolsk. Which was the point. With no railroad station, it was not an easy place to get in or out of. But remote did not mean primitive. Upon arrival, the romanovs were put up in the governor's palace. A well provisioned and pretty nice house. It wasn't the Alexander palace, of course, but it also wasn't a straw hut. Here, their life of carefree ease continued. They brought with them a whole cadre of retainers and servants. Two valets, 6 chambermaids, ten footmen, three cooks, four assistant cooks, a butler, a steward, a nurse, a clerk, a barber, and two pet dogs, joined them in the house. The family read books and played games, Nicholas and Alexei cut firewood..