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1st March 1881: Alexander assassinated when Ignatei Grinevitski threw a bomb which also killed himself.

He was killed while travelling to the Winter Palace in St Petersburg

January 1881: expansion of Zemstvo powers; could send delegates to national assembly. Had power to initiate legislation


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Peasants would be able to buy land from landlords, the state would help pay for: 49 Annual Sums (Redemption payments) were paid by peasants to state

1864, districts could set up a zemstvo and local councils with power to provide roads and schools, however the…


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