Alexander Soloviev (revolutionary)
On the morning of April 20, 1879, Alexander II was briskly walking towards the Square of the Guards Staff and faced Soloviev. Having seen a menacing revolver in his hands, the Tsar fled. Soloviev fired five times but missed, and was sentenced to death.
Soloviev had acted on his own, but other revolutionaries were keen to murder Alexander, and there were several assassination attempts following this.
- In "Le Figaro", June 10, 1879
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