ROMANOV FAMILY: RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR, 1904

 

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)

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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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!

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

 

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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ROMANOV FAMILY IN PARIS, 1896.

1896 –  “The Russian Week” in France

1896 Romanov family visit to Paris.
1896 Romanov family visit to Paris.

 

His Majesty Tsar Nicholas II, Her Majesty Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna and the ten-month-old Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, arrived in Cherbourg, where they were met by President of France Felix Faure. So began “The Russian week” in France, which ended on 27 September with a parade in Chalon. Read more ROMANOV FAMILY IN PARIS, 1896.

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ROMANOV FAMILY: RARE PHOTOS – BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY’S VISIT ON THE STANDART.

On June 9, 1908,  King Edward VII became the first British monarch to visit Russia and his Romanov cousins.  Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra were Edward VII’s nephew and niece, and he met them and the entire Romanov family on the waters of the Bay of Reval (today Tallinn). The king and his wife, Queen Alexandra, joined the Romanov family onboard the Russian imperial yacht The Standart.

“It is with feelings of the deepest satisfaction and pleasure that I welcome your Majesty and her Majesty the Queen to Russian waters. I trust that this meeting, while strengthening the many and strong ties which unite our Houses, will have the happy results of drawing our countries closer together, and of promoting and maintaining the peace of the world.”

The photographs below were also taken during the Cowes Regatta British royal visit on August 2nd of 1909. Read more ROMANOV FAMILY: RARE PHOTOS – BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY’S VISIT ON THE STANDART.

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