Dark Tourism and the Death of Russian Emperor Alexander II, 1881–1891

  title={Dark Tourism and the Death of Russian Emperor Alexander II, 1881–1891},
  author={Alison Rowley},
  journal={The Historian},
  pages={229 - 255}
ON THE MORNING of 1 March 1881, Russian Emperor Alexander II went to church in St. Petersburg, as he had done most Sundays during his life. At 12:45, after hugging his young second wife and their children goodbye, he left for the Mikhailovsky Riding School where he was due to watch the Imperial Cavalry exercise. Forty minutes later, the emperor stopped in to pay a call on his cousin Grand Duchess Ekaterina Mikhailovna (1827–94), who lived nearby. After their chat, he stepped into his carriage… 
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