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#12 - JRL 7235
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003
From: Walter G Moss <walter.moss@emich.edu>
Subject: Putin and Alexander II's trip to London

Relating to Putin's upcoming visit to Great Britain, your piece from John Simpson in the Sunday Telegraph (UK), in Johnson's Russia List #7234, notes that "the last time Londoners saw the white, blue and red of Peter the Great's Russian tricolour hanging in their streets in such profusion, was in 1874." Those wishing to read more on that visit of Alexander II to London can find an account of it at http://www.emich.edu/public/history/moss/atpt3.htm

Chapter 24 of my online book Alexander II and His Times: A Narrative History of Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky (with links to hundreds of images and other materials) is devoted to the trip--a text edition (Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, London: Anthem Press, 2002) is also available. In addition to describing Alexander II?s meetings with Queen Victoria; his daughter, Maria, married to Queen Victoria's second son; and Prime Minister Disraeli; the online chapter contains links to photos of these individuals, as well as some of the places he visited (Windsor Castle, Westminister Abbey, Crystal Palace) and Buckingham Palace, where he stayed for six days.


Walter Moss
Professor of History
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
web sites:
email: Walter.Moss@emich.edu

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