On the eve of the abdication. Painting by artist V.R. Alekseeva
On March 14, 1917, the royal train stopped at Dno station. There was only a few hours to Petrograd. Messages from the capital were becoming more alarming. What was going on there exactly was not completely clear. It looks like a rebellion. Chairman of the State Duma Rodzianko argued that the capital of the empire had come out of obedience, and demanded the abdication of Nicholas II as the only means to calm the rebellion.
Table in the king's train. Here everything happened - now you can't cut it with an ax
However, a hastily assembled military expedition of General Ivanov was moving to Petrograd. Still could be fixed. If you show perseverance and hardness. It was the most critical moment in the life of the king and the whole country. The war with the Germans was in full swing. A big offensive of all fronts is planned for April, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. To change power in such conditions is meaningless, death is like. The worst madness can not even be imagined. However, this is exactly what the liberals from the Duma demanded. Go away, Your Majesty, and everything will be fine! Without you.
Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei. The choice of privacy was a mistake
But the worst thing was that the front commanders and the chief of the General Staff, General Alekseev, were ready to renounce the tsar. Almost all of them were in a conspiracy inspired by Russian masons, who officially took the form of bourgeois-democratic parties. Their leaders — Milyukov, Rodzianko, Guchkov — planned to take advantage of a little mess in Petrograd, and, removing the tsar, introduce a constitutional monarchy — the so-called “responsible ministry,” that is, the Cabinet appointed by the Duma.
AT THE BOTTOM. It was really the bottom. Not just a station with that name. But the bottom in every sense. The station, too, was in turmoil. The soldiers of the local garrison were overwhelmed and outraged. However, General Ivanov, armed, according to his contemporaries, "just with a beard", jumped out of the car and with a loud shout: "On your knees!" Pacified the rebels. In the same way Petrograd could be pacified. There would be a desire. Tsar's train moved to Pskov. It seemed the damn place had passed. But this was not the case.
General Alekseev. Pretend the king
Telegrams from the front commanders killed in the emperor the will to resist. They fell in the middle of the day on March 15 one by one. The commander of the Caucasian front, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich - the Tsar's uncle: “Adjutant General Alekseev informs me of the unprecedented fateful situation and asks me to support his opinion that the victorious end of the war, so necessary for the good and future of Russia and the salvation of the dynasty, causes the adoption of supermeasure. I, as a faithful, consider it my duty to take the oath and the spirit of the oath, it is imperative for my knees to pray to your Imperial Majesty to save Russia and your Heir, knowing your sense of holy love for Russia and for him. When you sign yourself with the sign of the cross, give him your heritage. There is no other way out. ”
Commander of the South-Western Front, General Brusilov: “I ask you to report to the Emperor my most gracious request, based on my love and devotion to the Motherland and the royal throne, that at this moment the only outcome that can save the situation and give an opportunity to continue to fight the external enemy, without what Russia is lost is to abandon the throne. ”
Approximately the same content was sent by telegrams by the commander of the Romanian front, General Sakharov and the Western - General Evert. The commander of the Northern front, General Ruzsky, who was in Pskov next to the king, expressed the same opinion to the emperor personally. What was Nicholas II to do?
The king does not just hold the scepter and the orb in his hands. He is holding the world from the coming of the Antichrist
In Orthodoxy, the king is "holding". His mission is to keep the people entrusted to him by God from the extreme manifestations of the satanic principle. The king does not just hold the scepter and the orb in his hands. He is holding the world from the coming of the Antichrist.
This concept was born at the dawn of Christianity - in the days of the Roman Empire. It was expressed by the fathers of the church. The Antichrist will not come into the world as long as there is a truly Christian Orthodox Tsar. With his power, he smoothes and balances the sinful promptings of people seeking to rise above others. After all, everyone secretly wants to be above all.
Until the middle of the 15th century, the emperor of the Romais, the people that today's historians call the Byzantines, served as a deterrent (in Greek, “catechon”). After the separation of the churches, he alone retained the spirit of the original Christianity. The West could not forgive this to the emperors of Byzantium. Time after time the Catholics stabbed the Orthodox in the back. In 1204, the Crusaders went to Jerusalem, and got ... to Constantinople. And two hundred years later, when the Turks moved to Constantinople, the Pope of Rome set a renunciation of Orthodoxy as the only condition for helping the Byzantines.
And the emperor of Byzantium renounced! In 1439, John VIII Palaeologus accepted the papal ultimatum in exchange for a promise of military assistance. The Council of Florence proclaimed the reunification of the churches. Byzantium became Catholic. Moreover, even Russia should have become a Catholic! The protege of pro-Western circles, Metropolitan Isidore, a Bulgarian by birth, violating the promise given to the Moscow Grand Duke, also put his signature on the resolution of the Council in Florence.
According to political calculations, everything went right. Dad even fulfilled his promise and organized a new crusade against the Turks. But the army gathered from all over Europe, led by the Polish king Vladislav, suffered a crushing defeat near Varna in 1444. And in less than a decade — in 1453 — Constantinople fell. The god of the Orthodox did not accept help in exchange for renunciation of the faith! Politics was defeated by Providence.
Byzantium did not die as an Orthodox state. In the Cathedral of St. Sophia on the eve of the fall of the city a Catholic Mass was served. At the same time a famous phrase was born among the Orthodox Greeks: “Better the Turks than the Pope!”
And Russia, who overthrew the traitor Isidore, withstood. In spite of everything. And the function of the restraint passed to the Third Rome. “Take a look around yourself,” the elder Filofey of Pskov wrote to Father Ivan the Terrible, Vassily II, “you are no great prince! You are the only Orthodox king! ”
"THE VIEWS ARE THE VEHICLE OF YOURSELF!" But it was so! By the beginning of the XVI century, when these words were written, Russia remained the only Orthodox "kingdom". All other Orthodox states - Bulgaria, Serbia, Wallachia - were conquered by the Turks. And in general they stood near Vienna. The Byzantine shield, which had covered the West from hordes from the East for a thousand years, now lay in the mud. Hagia Sophia became a mosque. And the same mosque could be St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.
To repel the Turks, Catholics had to give up pressure on Orthodoxy. Only by entering into an alliance with Russia in 1686, did Austria manage to stop the Ottomans as a result of century-long wars. But now, 15 March 1917, the Christian world was again in the depths of discord. World War was in full swing. The Austrian empire became an ally of Turkey and the enemy of Orthodoxy. And the Orthodox Tsar in Pskov faced a difficult choice: to renounce him and become just a man or continue to carry the heavy cross of the restraint. Did he remember the words of the Pskov elder, transmitted to his distant predecessor from the same place? Probably not.
Nicholas II allowed himself for a moment to forget about the duties of the anointed of God. He succumbed to the entreaties of General Alekseev and his ilk, instead of saying: "You can kill me, gentlemen, but I am your emperor, and I will not deny, and let my blood be on you!"
This is exactly how the great-great-grandfather of the last king, the Emperor Paul, acted. On the eleventh of March, 1801, locked up by conspirators in the Mikhailovsky Castle, he chose to die, but did not put his signature on the text of the abdication. It is unlikely that Nicholas II would repeat his fate if he chose the same decision. The weak-willed Evert, Brusilov, Alekseev, the Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich did not at all resemble the violent Guards noblemen who had killed Paul I by the blow of a snuff box. It is impossible even to imagine the same General Ruzsky in such a role - in just a year he will kill himself as a hostage to a gang of Bolsheviks. And do not even try to resist.
If 15 in March, Nicholas II simply dismissed him from his post and appointed another commander of the Northern Front, the revolution would have been suppressed. If, in the same way, the king resigned the rebellious generals and appointed others instead, he would have won the war in the summer of 1917. The simple "easy" decision to leave himself turned out to be the most difficult and difficult - it was he who eventually led Nicholas II to the Yekaterinburg basement, under Yurovsky’s bullets.
Renunciation caused chaos. Now everyone thought of the king himself. “The great country,” wrote the historian Anton Kersnovsky, “took control of people who had no idea about the structure of the state mechanism. The passengers took control of the locomotive according to the self-instruction manual, and began by destroying all the brakes ... The Provisional Government abolished the entire Russian administration with one stroke of the pen. All governors and vice-governors were expelled. All political exiles and criminal convicts were returned, and the police and the gendarmes corps were abolished. All defeatist emigrants, agents of the enemy, were called to Russia, and counterintelligence was abolished ... “War to the bitter end” was proclaimed and discipline in the army was destroyed ”...
The renunciation of Nicholas II, at first glance, looked like a great triumph for Germany, Turkey, and Austria-Hungary. Exactly a year later, the German troops were already under the very Pskov, in which the Russian tsar “handed over the guard”. But it was worth the fall of the monarchy in Russia, as the crowns of Germany and Austria collapsed after it. The German general staff sent Lenin to Petrograd, as it turned out, to his doom. For there was no restraining. Not only in Russia. Not all over the world. The night of Nazism has covered Europe!
FROM BOHROV TO HOLOCAUST. Lit fireboxes concentration camps. How much loosened the monarchy in Russia! How many have invested over the decades in the revolution! And as a result, what happened? Hitler and the Holocaust. Here it is - the mystical connection between the Jewish terrorist Mordechai Bogrov, who shot Stolypin, the prime minister of the Orthodox Tsar, - and his nameless fellow tribe who burned in the Dachau furnace. Cause and investigation. Bogrov's shot helpfully opened ... the door of the gas chamber and the door of the crematorium cleared the way for Hitler. The bullets of Yurovsky and his henchmen, who stopped the earthly life of the Orthodox emperor and his family members in Yekaterinburg, is the first gust of Providence wind that will drive the ice ax into Trotsky’s iron head.
The abdication of Nicholas II will open the gates of the Kremlin to the red Tsar, Stalin, who will put an end to the Leninist Guard. The Masonic impudence of the Chief of the General Staff Alekseev, who demanded the sovereign to repudiate in February, would lead him to the shameful death of a fugitive in a denikin army, and not to the glory of the victor in the Second World War, as Russia was called in World War II. Unfinished due to a treacherous stab in the back Second World War will turn into 1941 in the Great Patriotic. Sons who left the front in 1917 will pay for the sins of their fathers. Nothing will be left without punishment.
This tragedy, which happened on 15 March 1917, was prophesied by Nikolai Gogol. "So merged and became one and one with the subordinate ruler, that we all now see a general misfortune — whether the sovereign will forget his subject and abandon him, or the subject will forget his sovereign and abandon him." All the troubles that happened to us in the 20th century and continue to this day have one reason - the mutual renunciation of the king and the people.
The Archbishop of Constantinople John Chrysostom, who was one of the first who formulated the Orthodox doctrine of restraint at the end of the 4th century, believed that this concept has two interpretations. On the one hand, the one holding is the Orthodox Tsar. But on the other hand, it is the grace of the Holy Spirit, which can be selected only because of the impoverishment of love for each other. How many we see outstanding scoundrels, ascending to the very top with a sly thought to deceive both people and God, and then sliding into the dirt from which they came out. When there is no king on the throne, holding is the king in the head.