Russian Revolution 1917
The fate of the remainder of the Yusupov jewel collection. Some of the most rewarding features of this handsome volume are the excellent photographs of intact jewels, the initial designs for them, and paintings and photographs of the great beauties of the Russian court wearing them. Romanov and Yusupov jewels examined by experts prior to being broken up and sold after the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Bloody Sunday was a massacre on Jan. 22 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. The events which occurred here have been assessed to be one of the key events which led to the eventual Russian Revolution of 1917.
Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky was the Polish-born first security chief of Bolshevik Russia. He headed the CHEKA, the original secret security service of the Revolution -- and he became known as "Iron Felix" and "Bloody Felix." Ruthless, possessed by the coldest attitude concerning killing, a real "man in the right place," he was the first Bolshevik Angel of the Apocalypse. His death from heart failure in 1926 deprived Stalin of an outstanding hangman and professional killer of the highest order.