Father Gapon and Bloody Sunday

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At the beginning of the 1900's, Russia was still being run by nobility, while the peasants made up more than half of the population. The Russian people didn't see much of the rest of the world outside of their commune way of life. They were hard workers who farmed the land while struggling against the cold and hardships of their life. Czar Alexander II hoping to bring Russia out of the dark ages signed the "…

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