Project Summary

changes in the public sphere duing the period between the onset of the Balkan conflict in 1876 and the assassination of Alexander II in 1881 drastic expansion of the daily press during the war a series of open political trials that clearly demarcated public opinion from the views of the state the popularity of national literary figures such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky the creation of new war heroes in Skobelev and Cherniaev the literary apotheosis of Pushkin durng the 1880 celebration of his work, traveling art shows publicized assassinations and attempts the Loris-Melikov plan for a greater degree of public representation in government civil society; public sphere; Russian public