The Tsar came back to his box immediately after the shooting. At that moment Stolypin appeared to remember something; he turned in his direction, made signs of the cross over the tsar's family and himself, and lost consciousness. Doctors present at the theatre were already running to him, among them, Profs. Rein, Chernov, Obolensky, Makovsky, surgeon Galin and Dr. Afanasyev. They stopped the bleeding and carried the wounded on a stretcher to the ambulance. At this moment Stolypin regained his consciousness and uttered: "Tell the Tsar that I am happy to die for him and for my Motherland."
The following article describes the service and times of Petr Stolypin, Russia’s leading statesman in the period following the Revolution of 1905 and Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs from 1906 to 1911, when he died from an assassin's bullet. His hapless murderer was but a tool in the hands of "the mystery of iniquity," which doth already work (2 Thess. 2:7). Stolypin, however, will be ever remembered as a dedicated public servant, with whom not all of his colleagues agreed, but who the people loved. He embodied that nobility of soul of which, perhaps, the present world is not worthy.