Glossary IV

Iodine (Page 41) - Tobolsk was one of the holding points for the Tsarist Romanov family en route to Ekaterinburg, following the revolution in Russia. Many Russians of Polish, Ukrainian and German ethnicity were sent to Siberia at the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War (WWII). Many were sent so as to remove them from Moscow and the front but also to employ their expertise in setting up industrial enterprises east of the Urals. Alexander Menn was a highly respected theologian in the (liberal) Russian Orthodox Church. He was murdered in 1990.

The Palace (Page 45) - The Palace Square, outside the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg is where, in January 1905, crowds of demonstrators were cut down by the Imperial Guard on what became known as "Bloody Sunday".

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