Thursday, February 19, 2015

President Roosevelt sends message to Nicholas II

February 19, 1905

President Theodore Roosevelt has sent a message of condolence through Ambassador McCormick to Russian Emperor Nicholas II, reports the New York Times.'

The message contains a "strong expression of the abhorrence with which the American Government and people" view the recent assassination of the Emperor's uncle, Grand Duke Serge.

The Grand Duke was killed when a bomb was thrown at his carriage as he left his palace in Moscow on February 17.

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