By Carolly Erickson
Making the most of fabric unavailable till the autumn of the Soviet Union, this biography of Alexandra, the final tsarina, explores: her youth bereavement; her lengthy fight to realize her romantic objective of marriage to Nicholas; the suffering of her pathological shyness; the struggles along with her in-laws; a fake being pregnant; her expanding eccentricities as she grew to become extra preoccupied with concerns of religion; and her growing to be dependence on a sequence of occult mentors, the main infamous of whom was once Rasputin.
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Kursky, 1940, p. 31; Zelenovsky, 1941, p. 21; Nosov, 1941, p. , 1941a, pp. 3-7. Kolotov, 1976, p. 208. Voznesensky, 1941, p. 11. BSE, 3rd edn, v. 5, 1971, p. 268. See Appendix 4. BSE, 2nd edn, v. 37, 1955, p. 563. Volodarsky, 1971, p. 61. 38. Shakhurin, 1975, p. 134. Zaleski, 1971, p. 294. Ellman, 1978, p. 254. The coming of war: plans and realities in 1941 What does planning mean in war? We draw up plans alone, but carry them out, so to say, together with the enemy, taking into account his counteraction.
102 1st. KPSS, v. 5(i), 1970, p. 33; see also IVMV, v. 3, 1974, p. 4, 1975, p. 135. 103 1st. 5(i), 1970, p. 33. 104 See Appendix 4. 105 Zaleski, 1980, pp. 162-7. 106 Zalkind and Miroshnichenko, 1980, p. 159. 107 Resheniya, v. 2, 1967, p. 692; Kosyachenko, 1939, pp. 124-5. ^ e e a ^ s o V. Sokolov, 1946, p. 7; Po ed. , 1971, p. 69; Kursky, 1974, p. 69. 108 Voznesensky, 1979, p. 368 ('Iz rechi na XVIII s"ezde VKP(B) 5 ). 109 See Appendix 4. n o V. Sokolov, 1946, p. 34. i n Kursky, 1939, p. 35. 112 ISE, v.
757-8, 774-9. P. G. Moskatov was appointed head of the Chief Administration of Labour Reserves; see SPRP, 1940, No. 25, art. 621. By the end of 1940 36 per cent of workers in iron and steel making were aged twenty-five years or less; see Morekhina, 1974, p. 31. This percentage was higher in new plant. 120 Nikitin, i960, p. 15; Zalkind and Miroshnichenko, 1980, p. 196. During 1940 Soviet frontiers expanded, but this does not account for the increases in production. The new territories in the Baltic and southwestern regions contributed only insignificant amounts to Soviet capacity in heavy industry; see data for 1940 in Nar.
Alexandra: The Last Tsarina by Carolly Erickson