The sick tsar Alexander III attended by Pobedonostsev, head of the Russian Orthodox church, Tolstoy and the mascot of the French republic; representing the difference between Russia's internal problems and the enthusiasm of France following the Franco-Russian alliance. Reproduction of a lithograph by J. Braakensiek, 1891.
- Braakensiek, Joh. 1858-1940.
- 18 October 1891
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Pobedonostsev was the dominant adviser to Alexander III; he was responsible for many of the more reactionary moves made during Alexander's reign