A news article from March of 1917 announced:
"Czar Nicholas decided to abdicate the Russian throne only after he had been held up by soldiers and the necessity for such action impressed upon him, according to a dispatch printed in DIE FRANKFURTER ZEITUNG ..."
It has been said that the Czar naively hoped that he and his family would be permitted to live out their days in peace at the Livadia Palace.
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The King's Speech