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Disturbances by Russian Students.

The qerious .disturbances in Russian' Universities s(sayss the correspondent of the "Daily News") have assumed- unprecedented proportions. Not only all the universities, but even all \ the academies—risiihieljy those of surgery,' technology, : forestry, 'alidj the School of Mines—have joined the movement commenced [by-'the Letrofekoi Agricultural Academy,l near Moscow^; and it is remarkable'that this'time the number of students is far larger than it has jbeen on any previous' 'occasion. ' What the ■Russian 1 studentsl wish is really,hob' much. They only want the abolition of the new University Statutes, which were introduced some, years , ago at the Russian universities'/ex6^pt those at Barpat,;Hel- , sinfors, and which are equally unpopular among the students and the professors. „ The latter were really also placed orider the' severe inspection of special university police. demand the re-establish-ment of raie old statutes, which.certainly did not grant them andjjremarkable privileges. The absolute retrogressive regime of the''present' is gradually creating a widespread spirit of disaffection among the educated classes of the people, |quite apart from the more desperate motives which 'govern the actions of the violent revolutionary party. The propaganda of the latter, however, profits largely;-from . this growing discontent. Their ranks are, no doubt, recruited from the more* extreme of the malcontents. Imperial ukases and Imperial measures J are now discussed with a reckless outspokenness and severely critical candor in circles where formerly such subjects were carefully and circumspectly avoided. The numbers of military .officers'. upon •whom the suspicion of . political disaffection now rests-is, causing, .the gravestanxiety. At headquarters a number of staff officers are among the.suspects, and the.searching assiduity of the secret police, recently brought to light a very serious state of affairs, but the worst feature of these discoveries is the absolute certaintyexpressed by the police that the revela^ tions only prove that much more remains unrevealed. 'According to advices from St. Petersburg, the Czar had planned'a' hunting excursion in Poland some time .ago, but just, before the journe^ his Majesty was' requested by the Ministers, of Railways and of the Interior to give up the.idea for the present. The reason given for this'w.as that a peculiar attack had been made upon the Imperial «rorr.l train near Wilna, to which place i: !r-i made a trial journey. According to one version stones were thrown at the carriage ; according to another, an attempt was made to throw the train oiflf the metals;, .■■.At, ,thef Ministers' request the excursion was postponed. <

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Disturbances by Russian Students., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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Disturbances by Russian Students. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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