Minor Figures in Tsarist Russia


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1. What is a morganatic marriage and who formed one of these?

  • A marriage between royalty and non-royalty (Alexander II and Caterina Dolgorukov in 1878)
  • A marriage between two members of royalty (Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna in 1841)
  • A marriage between royalty and non-royalty (Alexander II and Caterina Dolgorukov in 1880)
  • A marriage between royalty and non-royalty (Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna in 1880)
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2. Who was Maria Alexandrovna?

  • Alexander II's first wife
  • Alexander III's wife
  • Nicholas II's wife
  • Alexander II's long-term mistress

3. Who was Timashev?

  • Minister of Justice 1862-1867
  • peasant who saved Alexander II from assassination in 1866
  • Minister of Internal Affairs 1868-1878
  • Minister of War 1861-1881

4. Who was Dmitrii Tolstoy?

  • Minister of Public Instruction 1882-1889
  • Minister of Finance 1862-1868
  • Minister of Education 1862-1867
  • Minister of Justice from 1867 (first minister of Justice to hold a law degree)

5. Who was Nicholas Alexander Milyutin?

  • Minister of Internal Affairs until 1861
  • Minister of War 1861-1881

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