Alexander III's Policies

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When was Alexander II assassinated?
1881
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What significant reform did Alexander II introduce in 1861?
The emancipation of the serfs
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Why did Alexander III halt many of his father's reforms?
He linked them directly to his father' assassination, and believed they encouraged radicalism
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Which conservative had a big influence on Alexander III?
Konstantin Pobedonostev
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Who was Konstantin Pobedonostev?
Chief Procurator of the Holy Synod; he was a conservative with the slogan 'Autocracy, Orthodoxy, Nationality'.
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When did Alexander III's campaign of repression begin?
1881
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Who can be used as an example of a reforming minister who was arrested?
Loris-Melikov
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What did the Tsar's manifesto emphasise?
His absolute political power
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What did the 'Statue of State Security' law introduce?
Government-controlled courts, in which suspects could be put on trial without a jury.
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How many newspapers were banned between 1882-1889?
Fourteen
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What in particular was heavily censored?
Foreign books and newspapers
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As part of Alexander III's campaign, the Okhrana became powerful - what did they do?
The Okhrana were secret police, who focused on seeking out political enemies.
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Which type of fees were increased?
University fees - as a result, only the wealthy could attend university
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When was there an attempt to assassinate Alexander III?
1887
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What happened as a result of the 1887 assassination attempt?
Repression increased
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When were 'Land Captains' introduced, and who appointed them?
1889, they were appointed by the Minister of the Interior
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When did 'Land Captains' become members of the Zemstva?
1890
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From which date did the government have the right to choose juries in court cases?
1890
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What was Russification?
The process of forcing the Russian culture upon minority groups within the empire
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When did Russian become the official language of the empire, and where were other languages banned?
1885, schools
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What were Jews subjected to?
Pogroms (organised violence).
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When did Nikolai Bunge become finance minister?
1881
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What did Bunge do in 1882?
He reduced taxes paid by peasants, and introduced the Peasant Land Bank
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Who became finance minister in 1887?
Ivan Vyshnegradsky
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What did Vyshnegradsky introduce?
Incentives for peasants to move to Siberia. He also encouraged foreign countries to lend Russia money.
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How many people died in the famine of 1891-1892
Between 1.5 and 2 million
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