I'm aware that the Tsar (or Emperor) was considered to be the head of state by divine right, but a few people I've spoken to have said that the Tsar was considered god-like. Surely accession th the Russian throne by divine right didn't mean the monarch was divine himself? And if so,where's the evidence?
The above link leads to a definition of Narodism, some ideology similar to populism, calling for reform. The page says that according to Narodists, the Russian peasantry "must be shown that the Tsar was not supernatural, that he could be killed". But again, what evidence is there that the Russian population believed the monarch was not only the Tsar by divine right but also god-like, or a God himself? Any ideas, anyone?
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