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[The following takes place in 1915 when Nicholas II of Russia, against the advice of his ministers and much of his family, decided to remove the commander of Russian forces at the front and left to assume personal command of the armies.]

Having sent the emperor off to run the war – armed with a magic comb blessed by Rasputin and accompanied by the instructions “Remember to comb your hair before all difficult tasks and decisions, the little comb will bring its help” – Alexandra began to consolidate her power at home.


Source:

Farquhar, Michael. “Chapter 14 – Nicholas II (1894-1917): Gliding Down a Precipice.” Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia. Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014. 288-89. Print.


Further Reading:

Nicholas II or Nikolai II (Russian: Николай II Алекса́ндрович) / Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer / Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: Григо́рий Ефи́мович Распу́тин)

Alexandra Feodorovna / Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine / Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Feodorovna_(Alix_of_Hesse)

[**The following takes place in 1915 when Nicholas II of Russia, against the advice of his ministers and much of his family, decided to remove the commander of Russian forces at the front and left to assume personal command of the armies.**] >Having sent the emperor off to run the war – armed with a magic comb blessed by [Rasputin](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Rasputin_PA.jpg) and accompanied by the instructions “Remember to comb your hair before all difficult tasks and decisions, the little comb will bring its help” – [Alexandra](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Alexandra_Fyodorovna_LOC_01137u.jpg) began to consolidate her power at home. ____________________________ **Source:** Farquhar, Michael. “Chapter 14 – Nicholas II (1894-1917): Gliding Down a Precipice.” *Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia*. Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014. 288-89. Print. ____________________________ **Further Reading:** [Nicholas II or Nikolai II (Russian: Николай II Алекса́ндрович) / Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer / Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II_of_Russia) [Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: Григо́рий Ефи́мович Распу́тин)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin) Alexandra Feodorovna / Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine / Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Feodorovna_(Alix_of_Hesse)

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