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By Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings—on problems with religion, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality—reflect his highbrow look for fact and a faith firmly grounded in truth. the choice features a Confession," "Religion and Morality," "What Is faith, and of What Does Its Essence Consist?," and "The legislations of affection and the legislations of Violence."

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The few remaining factories were closed by strikes and the police mounted more machine guns. The Tsar, who was visiting the troops at the front, still had not returned to the city. The Duma remained in session. March 8th: Crowds of women began a series of street demonstrations in protest over the bread shortage. Agitators, many of whom were veterans of the 1905 revolution, began to take charge and organize diversionary demonstrations. Here and there the crowds sang the "Marseillaise" -regarded in Russia as a revolutionary song.

Despite the Rs' vows to eradicate Anti-Semitism, it spread rapidly after the revolution partly because of the prominence of so many Jews in the Soviet administration, as well as in the traumatic, inhuman Sovietization drives that followed. Historian Salo Baron has noted that an immensely disproportionate number of Jews joined the new Soviet secret police, the Cheka .... And many of those who fell afoul of the Cheka would be shot by Jewish investigators. The Collective leadership that emerged in Lenin's dying days was headed by the Jew Zinoviev, a loquacious, curly-haired ...

He dismissed his "liberal" advisors and from that time on displayed an inclination toward conservatism. This is not to say he became anti-Jewish, but he did show more firmness in dealing with them. In 1879 there was another attempt on his life, and another in the following year when his winter palace was blown up. In 1881 a plot hatched in the home of the Jewess, Hesia Helfman, was successful. Alexander II was blown up and so ended an era. The May Laws The reaction to the assassination of Alexander II was instantaneous and far-reaching.

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