Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Late Czar's funeral train to leave for St Petersburg

November 5, 1894

The train bearing the casket of the late Emperor Alexander III of Russia is expected to leave Livadia on Thursday, reports the New York Times.  The new Emperor Nicholas II and other members of the imperial family will also travel on the train.  The Prince and Princess of Wales will also accompany the family.   The train may travel via Sevastopol and not Odessa.

Earlier today, Nicholas II replied to the Senate's expressions of loyalty:  "I am assured by the feelings of devotion for me expressed by your body and have no doubt that the Senate will cooperate with me in the service of my dear country, and aid me to follow the path marked out by my ever-lamented father."

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