TSAR NICHOLAS II: DIARY OF THE ABDICATION

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TSAR NICHOLAS II: DIARY OF THE ABDICATION

Tsar Nicholas II with his generals

FEBRUARY 1917

 27th February. Monday. Disorders started several days ago in Petrograd; unfortunately, even the troops have begun to take part in them. It is a sickening feeling to be so far away and to receive fragments of bad news. Did not spend much time listening to reports. During the day took a walk along the highway towards Orsha. The weather was sunny. After dinner I decided to quickly head to Tsarskoe Selo, and at 1 o’cl. in the morning boarded the train.

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ROMANOV FAMILY: THEIR BRITISH COUSINS’ OFFER OF ASYLUM

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ROMANOV FAMILY: THEIR BRITISH COUSINS’ OFFER OF ASYLUM

The Romanov family with their first cousins: King George V and his family.
The Romanov family with their British cousins: King Edward VII and future King George V and family.

Most of us heard the story of King George V of England rescinding on his offer of asylum to the Romanov family in 1917, but here is the first hand account of the Head of the Provisional Government, Alexander Kerensky.

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ROMANOV FAMILY: RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR, 1904

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ROMANOV FAMILY: RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR, 1904

Tsar Nicholas II in 1904
Tsar Nicholas II in 1904

The Russo-Japanese war began on January 26 (N.S. February 8) 1904. A Japanese fleet unexpectedly attacked Russian ships that were docked on the outer anchorage of Port Arthur, prior to any  official declaration of war. As a result of this attack the most powerful ships of the Russian squadron had been taken out of commission. The official declaration of war between Japan and Russia occurred only on the 10th of February, 1904.

The main cause of Russo-Japanese War was the expansion of Russia to the East. However, the immediate cause was the annexation of the Liaodong Peninsula, previously captured by Japan. This triggered a military reform and the militarization of Japan.

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ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. CORONATION OF NICHOLAS II. 14 MAY, 1896. (FOOTAGE)

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ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. CORONATION OF NICHOLAS II. 14 MAY, 1896. (FOOTAGE)2

From the 1896 diary of Tsar Nicholas II:

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TATIANA ROMANOV: RUMORS OF ESCAPE

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DID YOU KNOW?

As most of you are aware, Grand Duchess Anastasia is the member of Russian imperial family whose myth of escape became very well known around the world (mostly due to the most successful “claimant” Anna Anderson).

But during the time of captivity of the Romanov family, as well as shortly after their murder, Grand Duchess Tatiana was actually the one who was rumored to have escaped!

Read on:

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ASSASSIN OF TSAR ALEXANDER II: FIRST FEMALE POLITICAL EXECUTION IN RUSSIA

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ASSASSIN OF TSAR ALEXANDER II: FIRST FEMALE POLITICAL EXECUTION IN RUSSIA

Left: Sofia Perovskaya, who became the first female political execution in Russia, for the assassination of Tsar Alexander II.
Left: Sofia Perovskaya, who became the first female political execution in Russia, for the assassination of Tsar Alexander II.

 

Sofia Perovskaya  became known as the first female regicide executed in Russia. She was closely involved in the assassination of a Romanov Tsar:  Alexander II – the grandfather of Nicholas II.

Born in 1853 in St. Petersburg, Perovskaya was the daughter of Lev Perovsky, a customs official, and later governor of St. Petersburg.

In 1869, Perovskaya entered Alachinsky Women’s College, where she was initially introduced to revolutionary ideas. By the end of 1870 she left home and became completely estranged from her family.

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