I hate the Communist Party chapter 8
After inspecting the mill and other grain exchanges in Samara City, I returned to St. Petersburg and recalled a conversation I had with Ivan I had previously met.
‘Would you really have to go with me?’
‘How can I be comfortable on my own while my brother and sister, including my brother-in-law, and relatives remain here?’
In fact, I was already feeling what he would answer. And I was able to guess the answer from the poem that said that the family could go together as well.
‘If you want, you can also go with your wife and child.’
‘My Majesty, I am grateful for the generosity and mercy shown to lowly beings like me. However, I wonder if you can’t take other people and their relatives who have pleaded with your Majesty like me. I will be waiting for your preach here silently.’
‘…Okay. I promise.’
When I first met, Ivan, who answered me with a willful glance, different from how he couldn’t see emotion in his eyes, all I could do right now was to issue a warning mixed order to the local superintendent in charge of the area.
The fundamental solution was not because I could do it in the field, but only where I was headed.
It was the voice of a sailor coming from outside the door that broke my thoughts.
“What is it?”
“Your Majesty, you will be arriving in Saint Petersburg soon.”
“Okay. Thanks for letting me know. Let’s get ready.”
The place where the flag with the double-headed eagle, the symbol of the Romanov imperial house that is the capital of the Russian Empire and now governing the Russian Empire, flies, is beautiful enough to be selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the future, and a place where splendid parties of nobles are held without any attempt.
On the other hand, however, instead of offering warm bread and listening to their stories to the marching people, appealing for mercy to the benevolent Tsar, a place where the blood and tears of many low-wage and high-intensity workers, and one of the direct causes of the Russian Revolution. It is also the place where the bloody Sunday incident, responded by cold lead bombs and the assault of heavily armed cavalry, took place.
‘And from now on, it’s also a place where I have to change through paper and ink rather than a gun knife.’
Even now, the Russian Empire, which wants to expand constantly, needed some time to breathe and strengthen the interior.
The war for wider territory and more people will be an opportunity to increase the empire’s assets at once if it wins, but the food eaten without the preparation or ability to digest will eventually return to me as pain.
When I thought that this was the real beginning, I felt sweat oozing out of my hand that was holding my fist.
—Alexander III was very happy to see the achievements of his eldest son in the East recently. Likely, every person you meet may say,’Did you hear the news that you recently fed yellow monkeys from the East who are trying to eat together with the British island villagers? I wanted to boast that the man who blew that wonderful room was my son.’
When looking at a son who proved his abilities even though he had not been educated as a successor, his brother, Prince Nikolai Alexandrovich¹, who died of tuberculosis, often reminded me. A brother who appreciated and loved his father, Alexander II, who was strict enough to be indifferent to his children, who was a monarch prepared differently from himself
Whenever he thought of his older brother, Alexander III used to feel frustrated. When I thought of my own throne, which no one wanted, I sometimes thought that it would have been better to get rid of my brother who was wrestling at that time and get injured while wrestling.
Few people were pleased with his enthronement due to the sudden death of his brother, who was a legitimate successor, to the point that there are records that Alexander III said that no one wanted him to be crowned. Even the members of the imperial family were suspicious of whether he could afford the position of Tsar.
This may have been a pledge to wait until Nikolai turns 30 and then educate his successor. His doubts about whether he could properly cultivate a successor to lead this huge empire could have lie deep in his heart, he didn’t know.
It was because it was considered that there was no education of a teacher who was not prepared even himself.
However, the news of the return of his son, who had achieved unexpected results on this visit, came to Alexander III so gladly that such thoughts were blown away. Although it is unfortunate that he could not directly put the ugly ‘write’ on the gallows, who injured his son’s body, it wasn’t a small thing that he got from the pagans of the East who showed signs of climbing on them in the Far East.
No father will feel bad about his child’s achievements. Even if his father is the one who oppresses the liberals from outside and sends those who relentlessly threaten the regime as gallows.
In this regard, when the son who returned after the tour said that he had something to ask for in a single interview, Alexander III thought to listen to anything. I thought I would consider positively even if I said that I wanted to preside over the Ministerial Meeting² or that I would like to run the state administration on behalf of myself, who recently felt increasingly concerned about my health.
But the first thing his proud son said was unexpectedly.
“We need to ban or at least halve grain exports right now?”
“Yes father. Even if it is impossible to ban exports right now, we should at least cut our grain exports by less than half.”
When I heard what I said, Alexander III looked that he didn’t understand.
My words must have felt too sudden, as the money earned from grain exports is a big part of the Russian imperial finances and slower industrialization compared to other countries.
However, the crisis facing Russia right now was so great that there was no guarantee that it could be solved by pouring more than half of the imperial wealth.
“I listened to the people while I was returning. Currently, the situation around the valley of the Volga River and its surroundings is difficult. father.”
“What do you mean by that? Right now, a report from the Treasury Department said there was no problem.”
Alexander III seemed to have no idea what I was talking about. In fact, from the perspective of Alexander III, it was natural that what I was saying did not understand. The report that my father received would have only stated that there was no problem in the agricultural area and that taxes could be collected normally this year.
As a result, as Ivan told me, farmers were urged to pay taxes that they could not pay for non-existent grains. It was no wonder that what happened in the process of collecting taxes that could not be paid increased the hostility of the peasants toward the nobles. “The reports of Zirinovsky are all red lies. Due to the cold wave that lasted until April and the drought that did not even rain, farmers are already telling stories that farming this year was destroyed. Even now, countermeasures must be taken to prevent further catastrophes.”
I delivered the report I had prepared to my father. Each sentence was a report containing the farmers’ painful appeals and screams for mercy. In addition, the testimony of related workers in Samara, the center of grain trading in the Volga River, added credibility to the testimony above. Although this interview alone won’t be able to save everyone, anything has to be done for a better future.
“This is… a little embarrassing. Don’t you know that you can’t improvise the act of running state affairs and raising finances?”
“of course. I think my father’s financial deficit will be fully covered by the achievements I have made in the East this time. Also, even if we cut our imperial spending a little, the damage to us would be very slight. But aren’t there so many people who will be saved by that?”
I repeatedly told my father to make a decision, but Alexander III found it difficult to make a decision easily.
“Hmm… Then let’s discuss this issue at the Ministerial Conference². According to your words and this report, the situation is serious.”
I felt like I wanted to shout that I had to act right away, but I was satisfied with the discussion of this issue at the ministerial meeting tomorrow and had no choice but to withdraw. It was because I thought it could be better. The countermeasures created through discussion and dialogue between the chief executives of each department will be more structured and specific.
It was Povedonoschev, who was in charge of the post of Shin Seong Jong-in, on the way back after the interview with his father. The famous one of his sayings is “We must prevent people from inventing something.” As he is a man who doesn’t fit the path that I should go forward, I tried to pass by with a simple greeting, but his greeting was faster than my mouth opened.
“My Majesty, after hearing the terrible thing that happened in the Far East, I prayed to God without excluding a day. I am very fortunate that God looks so flawless as he looks over the Tsar’s family. How was this visit?”
“Thank you, Chief of Staff. I think it was a tour where I could feel and learn so much. Yes, there are so many things.” He couldn’t even guess the hidden meaning of my words.
“It will be the blessing of our Russian Empire to broaden your insight and perspective. Would you give this old man the honor to speak with your Majesty about this visit?”
I’m sure I’ll accept his suggestion, as I was the person who worked as my tutor in the past and Nikolai originally relied heavily on it, but now I don’t have time to hear the buzz about his old-fashioned way of thinking. In fact, even if I had time to listen, I would not have heard it.
“I’m sorry, but I have to make arrangements for a ministerial meeting with my father tomorrow. I will visit in person next time.”
Of course, I don’t know when the next meeting will take place, but nothing will happen in the near future.
“Of course, your Majesty, nothing is more important than gaining experience in running state affairs. I’m sorry that this old man took your Majesty’s time.”
“No, the conversation with you, Chief Executive Officer, always broadens me my perspective on new areas.”
After the meeting with each other’s different hearts, I returned to the residence, and I was organizing the ministers I had to persuade.
The first person to persuade was Vishnegrassky, the current Treasury Secretary. It was essential to persuade him as he was a person who opposed the grain export ban until mid-August when the central government recognized the situation in the original history.
It is clear that he is a capable economic bureaucrat with the innate ability to create export policies or balanced budgets, but in this case he had to prove he was wrong.
Apart from that, Ivan Durnubon, the Minister of the Interior, and Nikolay von Bunge, who is the chairman of the Ministerial Conference, were among the people I had to persuade, but the top priority to persuade was the Minister of Finance.
And this meeting will be an opportunity to show that I am not just a prince, but a person who deserves to lead this country, the Russian Empire.
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