Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lena's Massacre

101 years ago, April 17, 1912, the Army of the Russian Empire fired upon striking gold miners in northeast Siberia (near Bodaybo) near the Lena River.

After the Lena Execution

It was killing more than 150 people.

The massacre triggered a wave of strikes and protests. Stalin said: The Lena shots broke the ice of silence, and the river of popular resentment is flowing again. The ice has broken. It has started!
...Now Nicholas II the Bloody is a Saint...

See also: Ludlow Massacre in 1914.

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