Tsar Nicholas II abdicates

Tsar Nicholas II abdicates
Eastern report number VIII detailing the first Russian revolution (catalogue reference: CAB 24/143) View in the image library

Eastern Report No.VIII, dated 22 March 1917, gives a dramatic chronological account of the first Russian revolution when Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate.

The language used portrays the enormity of this event for the Foreign Office.

Image: Eastern report number VIII detailing the first Russian revolution (catalogue reference: CAB 24/143). View in the image library