"Alexei getting a piggyback ride from the commander of the Standart, Nikolai Sablin ~ Nikolai himself served in Standart between 1906 and 1914. In 1914 Sablin became the naval Aide de camp to Tsar Nicholas II and later in World War I commanded a battalion of the Russian Guard. He was dismissed from service after the February Revolution and joined the White Russian forces in Ukraine. Died in Paris. Before death he left his memories about Nikolay II and his family"