Intelligence was reporting a lot of disturbing news coming out of Russia. There had been demonstrations in several cities and some labor strikes had also taken place. Czar Nicholas II was ill and then came the shocking news that Czarvitch Alexander had been assasinated. The Prime Minister had also been injured in an explosion. The Czars nephew had been summoned to the capital. Upon arriving he had summoned the commander of the Imperial Guard and ordered the guard around the Palace increased. Order was breaking down. Most of the army was staying on bases and the Chief of Staff of the Army had resigned. Only the Guard seemed to be responding to orders.