Alexander II of Russia Quote

It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait for it to abolish itself from below.


Speech (30 March 1856), as quoted in A Concise History of Russia (1972) by Ronald Hingley/. p. 122.

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It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait for it to abolish itself from below.

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It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait for it to abolish itself from below.

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It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait for it to abolish itself from below.

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It is better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait for it to abolish itself from below.