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  • Czar Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov II
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    On May 6, 1868, an event happened that would change the fate of monarchy in Russia. Czar Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov II was born in the Blue Bedroom of the Alexander Palace. Ominously, this occurred on the Orthodox day of feast for St. Job the Sufferer. This omen would prevision the never-ending trials he would face in his lifetime. In 1894, Nicholas's father, Czar Alexander, died from a liver disease called nephritis. At age 26, Nicholas felt that he was not ready to rule Russia. However, he...
  • Nicholas II
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    Nicholas I and Nicholas II both struggled with similar uncertainties of a possible revolution. Both came to a conclusion with a strong resemblance, and yet at the same time remained drastically different when their rule ended. While the names may suggest that Nicholas I was the father of Nicholas II, Nicholas I was actually Nicholas II's great granduncle. The summarized history of their terms below will tell of and compare the Nicholas' reigns of the Russian monarchy. Nicholas I (1796-1855) was ...
  • Rasputin's Life In St Petersburg
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    Gregory Efimovich Rasputin is one of the most debated characters of the 20th Century. Thousands have discussed whether Rasputin was a holy man who came to the aide of the royal family or more simply, a cheat who thrived in woman ising and in truth, a man who had a debauched sexual appetite. After all the word Rasputin in Russian mean the debauched one. But in the following pages, I will try to explore a better side of Rasputin; I will attempt to give an accurate analysis of Rasputin and let the ...
  • Guy By The Name Of Grigori Rasputin
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    The story of the Last Royal Family and The Russian Revolution is a fascinating one. The last czar Nicholas II, a. k. a. Bloody Nicholas, was a guy who was a nice man to everyone. He married the daughter of Grand Duke Ludwig of Hessen, Alice Victoria Eleanor Louisa Beatrice (Alexandra). They were the people in charge at the time and were the last royal family members. Nick and Alexandra love each other until death and their kids too. They had four girls and one boy. The girl's names were Olga, Ta...
  • Bodies Of Anastasia And Alexis
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    Anastasia Anastasia, Grand Duchess of Russia, was a very mischievous little girl with a sharp sense of humor (McGuire 18). She was always described as having long fine fingers and baby blue eyes. As she grew older, her personality changed drastically because of her dramatic childhood. Her eyes and fingers remained the same but her wonderful personality had disappeared (Klier and Mingay 193). The daughter of Czar Nicholas II, Anastasia, may have survived the Russian Revolution, but what became of...
  • St Petersburg And Other Cities In Russia
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    At the beginning of the 1900's, Russia was still being run by nobility, while the peasants made up more than half of the population. The Russian people didn't see much of the rest of the world outside of their commune way of life. They were hard workers who farmed the land while struggling against the cold and hardships of their life. Czar Alexander II hoping to bring Russia out of the dark ages signed the "Emancipation Manifesto". Which freed the serfs from ownership to the nobles. The unwillin...
  • Unanimous Strike Against The Czar
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    At the turn of the twentieth century, Russia was a curious society, still stratified into nobility and peasantry. The Russian people seemed to be as immovable as the dark ground which they farmed, welded to the ground by centuries of struggle. While the Europeans fought political battles, the Russians wrestled against the cold and starvation. Four decades earlier, Czar Alexander II signed the "Emancipation Manifesto" which freed the serfs from ownership by the nobles. 1 He had hoped to finally b...
  • Nicholas II Left Russia
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    Nicholas Romanov II The course of history has been significantly altered by the decisions and actions of state rulers. Following the assassination of successful Alexander, the humble, stubborn Nicholas Romanov II became Czar of Russia, continuing three hundred years of successful Romanov rule, and thus resulting in the bloody Russian revolution of 1917. Nicholas II can be held responsible for the revolution in that he chose to disregard the obvious signs of public discontent and poverty as well ...

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