TSAR NICHOLAS II AND ESTONIA
By Liisi Kund
This Romanov history enthusiast decided to look into my country´s archives to learn what relationship there was between Tsar Nicholas II and Estonia.
Estonia has been part of Russia several times, the latest being 1944-1991 as part of the Soviet Union; prior to that it was 1710-1918, as of what we call “The Russian era”. Between these two time periods, we fought for our independence – the Estonian Declaration of Independence was read out in Pärnu on 23 February 1918. So for Estonia, the year 2018 is a centennial celebration, and myself I somehow feel sad, as it´s also 100 years since the deaths of the Russian Imperial family.