But it took many years before the Russian society has recognized the correctness of the chosen course. Alexander had to drink the bitter disappointment wholly familiar to many of the great reformers. Instead of gratitude, he might have expected to hear from his subjects, Emperor severely criticized. Some criticized him for being in his transformations, he crossed the line of what is permitted to stand in the way disastrous for Russia, while others believed that the Emperor is too slow with the introduction of new institutions and that even in the reforms of his he is more reactionary than liberal. Actually, they were right and those and others. Public and political order in Russia Nicholas maintained at the expense of military force, outright national oppression and brutal censorship. Once the mode has been softened, Russia began to worry about the national uprising and revolutionary ferment. New ideas, permeating all levels of society, gradually eroding loyalty to. Already since 1862 appear revolutionary leaflets calling for the overthrow of the autocracy and the equalizer section of land. Power and society for the first time felt opposed to each other.