Author Robert Siskind’s New Book “Memoirs of Tsar Nicholas” is a Work of Fiction Depicting What Might Have Been Had the Bolshevik Revolution Failed in Russia in 1917

Share Article

Recent release “Memoirs of Tsar Nicholas” from Page Publishing author Robert Siskind is an engaging story depicting imaginary events in an imaginary world in which the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 did not take place. The novel explores life and love in a Russia not overtaken by communist ideology in the early twentieth century, and in which the Tsar and his family lived to bring peace and prosperity to their country.

News Image

Robert Siskind, a former New York-area physician whose formative years in an Eastern Bloc nation bordering the Soviet Union have informed and inspired his interest in what might have been, has completed his book “Memoirs of Tsar Nicholas”: a provocative imagining of Russian history without the brutal royal assassinations and the iron grip of Communism on the country and its people in the ensuing seven decades.

In this unique novel, the author imagines a Russia with a different history and fate, as a nation with a “robust economy based on effective democratic institutions.” It is also a historical romance novel, spending equal amounts of time on the main character’s love life and the politics surrounding him.

It is rumination on what might have happened in Russia in 1917 and after if Nicholas II had been a different kind of ruler and if the Revolution had been quelled. The author follows actual events and incorporates real people for the most part, with new characters added for dramatic effect and to allow the narrative to follow its new path.

In this version of history, Nicholas marries the fictional Katya, a bright, down-to-earth Russian girl instead of the real-life Princess Alix of Hesse, a German princess who ruled at his side as Empress Alexandra but was never accepted in her adopted country.

Our fictional Nicholas and Katya, working with a group of forward-looking people that they had gathered around them, are able to weather the revolution, escape the firing squad that awaited Nicholas and Alexandra, and go on to defeat the Bolsheviks and lay the foundation for democracy in Russia.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Robert Siskind’s fantasy is a powerful imagining of what might have been.

Readers who wish to experience this gripping and potent work can purchase“Memoirs of Tsar Nicholas” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York-based full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Nichole Hoffman
Page Publishing
+1 18663152708 Ext: 8283
Email >
Follow >
Visit website