On 6th June, a new book ‘Николай II: Отвечаю за все’ / ‘Nicholas II: I am Responsible for Everything’ was presented at the Red Square Book Festival in Moscow . . .
The author of the book is Fyodor Gaida, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of 19th-20th Centuries Russian History of the Faculty of History of Moscow State University.
The book is devoted to the tragic fate of the last Russian Emperor, whose 22-year reign continues to evoke a wide range of opinions in modern Russian society.
It explores events related to the most controversial and crucial period of Russian history — the First World War and the 1917 Revolution.
Nicholas II is presented not only as an autocrat, but also as an ordinary man with deep religious and political convictions, which he carried throughout his life.
The book tells the life story of the Emperor and his family in the context of the historical and political events that took place between 1894 to 1917, fragments of personal correspondence, and testimonies of contemporaries.
The publication presents rare photographs and documentary materials, as well as unique items from the collections of the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the State Hermitage Museum, the Peterhof State Museum, and the Museum of Political History of Russia.
Large format hard cover, 456 pages, richly illustrated. Russian only
NOTE: this post is for information purposes only. I regret that I do not know how to obtain copies, or if we will ever see an English edition published — PG