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View of Moscow, the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral along the Moskva River. The message on the reverse was dated from Moscow May 29, 1914 (new style); multiple postmarks May 17 (old style; May 30 new style) and May 21 (old style; June 3 new style).
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Москва-Кремль Moscou-Kremlin
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Message dated from Moscow May 29, 1914 (new style); multiple postmarks May 17 (old style; May 30 new style) and May 21 (old style; June 3 new style)

View of Moscow, the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral along the Moskva River. The message on the reverse was dated from Moscow May 29, 1914 (new style); multiple postmarks May 17 (old style; May 30 new style) and May 21 (old style; June 3 new style).

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Москва-Кремль Moscou-Kremlin

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Message dated from Moscow May 29, 1914 (new style); multiple postmarks May 17 (old style; May 30 new style) and May 21 (old style; June 3 new style)

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Moscow, one of the principal cities in Russia. Maurice Paléologue, French Ambassador to Russia, referred to it as 'the sacred city, and the very heart of Russian nationalism.' Based in the capital of Petrograd, center of the Russian court and government, Paléologue followed events in and reports from Moscow. His memoirs record uneasiness in Moscow to the suspicion that the Empress and her circle were carrying on a secret correspondence with Germany. He also reported that the Grand Duke Nicholas, Commander of the Army, was held in high regard.

At the end of December, 1914, Tsar Nicholas visited Moscow after a tour of the front in the Caucasus. The Tsar found an ardent desire for Russia to capture Constantinople, the former center of the Eastern Rite Church, and incorporate it into the Empire.



Friday, June 11, 1915

There has been unrest in Moscow for several days. Rumours of treason were circulating among the crowd and accusations have been made openly against the Emperor and Empress, Rasputin and all the influential persons at Court.

Yesterday grave disorder broke out and it is continuing today. A large number of shops belonging to Germans, or with signs with German terminations, have been looted.

Moscow is a city in Russia.

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Statistics for Moscow (1)

Type Statistic
Population 1,335,000