Wilson Center Experts

Norman G. O. Pereira

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Professor, Dalhousie University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Reign of Alexander II and the figure of the Tsar
May 01, 1977
May 01, 1977

Project Summary

Biography of Alexander II in terms of the impact of his reign upon Russian society and politics. Restores credit for his great reforms, and the motivating factors for his political shifts. Looks at his complex relationship to his notion of aristocracy, and his drive to modernize Russian society. Finds many answers to these contradictions in the relationship between his domestic and foreign policies.