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Exactly 80 years after their execution by bolshevicks in Ipatiev house, on July 17 of 1998, the last Czar of Russia and his family were buried in the crypt of St Petersburg's St Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Exactly 80 years after their execution by bolshevicks in Ipatiev house, on July 17 of 1998, the last Czar of Russia and his family were buried in the crypt of St Petersburg's St Peter and Paul Cathedral.

NICHOLAS ROMANOV BECOMES THE 18TH ROMANOV CZAR OF RUSSIA AND MARRIES (became the 18th Romanov Czar of Russia at 26, immediately took as his czarina Alexandra, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England, was a better husband than a monarch, had no grasp of the vast unrest that led to the Russian Revolution, also became the last Romanov Czar of Russia after his and his family's executions)

Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna

NICHOLAS ROMANOV BECOMES THE 18TH ROMANOV CZAR OF RUSSIA AND MARRIES (became the 18th Romanov Czar of Russia at 26, immediately took as his czarina Alexandra, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England, was a better husband than a monarch, had no grasp of the vast unrest that led to the Russian Revolution, also became the last Romanov Czar of Russia after his and his family's executions)

Nicholas II and the Tsaritsa dressed as Alexis I and Maria Miloslavskaya, for the Winter Palace's last Imperial ball

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Nicholas II and the Tsaritsa dressed as Alexis I and Maria Miloslavskaya, for the Winter Palace's last Imperial ball

Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia, and part of the famous Romanov house. He was both a cutie and a downrightgood lookin’hunk of man. He also had a perfect beard. And I wish he were my papa, because he was a happy, adorable father as well. But his story is not a very happy one.    When he succeeded his father in 1894, he had very little experience; unfortunately for him, it showed. He thought expansion into Manchuria sounded fabulous, but Japan kicked his ass, resulting in riots in…

Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia, and part of the famous Romanov house. He was both a cutie and a downrightgood lookin’hunk of man. He also had a perfect beard. And I wish he were my papa, because he was a happy, adorable father as well. But his story is not a very happy one. When he succeeded his father in 1894, he had very little experience; unfortunately for him, it showed. He thought expansion into Manchuria sounded fabulous, but Japan kicked his ass, resulting in riots in…

Grand Duchesses Olga (1895-1918), Anastasia (1901-1918), Maria (1899-1918) and Tatiana (1897-1918) Romanova of Russia, daughters of the last Tsar, beautiful and angelic girls brutally murdered on 17th July 1918.    This picture was taken four years prior their deaths

Grand Duchesses Olga (1895-1918), Anastasia (1901-1918), Maria (1899-1918) and Tatiana (1897-1918) Romanova of Russia, daughters of the last Tsar, beautiful and angelic girls brutally murdered on 17th July 1918. This picture was taken four years prior their deaths

Found this amazing image on the very excellent Pinterest page of the Wall Street Journal...Gorgeous dress: Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Found this amazing image on the very excellent Pinterest page of the Wall Street Journal...Gorgeous dress: Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

The superimposition of Tsar Nicholas's skull with a photograph of him.  The bones were identified using DNA from descendants of relatives of the Romanovs, including Prince Philip.

The superimposition of Tsar Nicholas's skull with a photograph of him. The bones were identified using DNA from descendants of relatives of the Romanovs, including Prince Philip.

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