And so it happened. The eldest son of Alexander II, Nikolai died of tuberculosis in Nice in 1865. The heir to the throne was the second son of the king, Alexander. He was destined to ascend the throne under the name of Alexander III. As predicted by Abel, the young king was able to "lay siege to sedition": the killer of his father had been executed, has become tougher to fight anti-government organizations and groups. But fate did not protect him from severe kidney disease - jade. In October 1894, Alexander was in the Crimean Livadia. There he suffered a flu which gave a complication to the kidneys. For him, it was like death. And it came on October 20. He was not yet fifty years old.