Topic: Nicholas II
How do modern Russians view the royal legacy and what are their perceptions of the last Tsar, Nicholas II? Public attitudes towards him have undergone several shifts since the collapse of the Soviet Union two decades ago, with the most recent studies showing an increase in appreciation of the monarch.
On the anniversary of his death, political analyst Alexander Morozov looks at how post-Soviet Russia remembers the Tsar.
© Russia Beyond the Headlines. 17 July, 2013
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 17 July, 2013
Emperor Nicholas II photographed in 1914 at the gates of the General Headquarters (Stavka) at Baranavichy. At the beginning of the First World War, Baranavichy was chosen as the location of the Stavka, which was later moved to Mogilev in August 1915.
In 1914, the commander-in-chief of the Russian armed forces at Baranavichy was the Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholayevich (1856-1929). Tsar Nicholas II assumed supreme command over the armed forces in the summer of 1915.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 29 May, 2013
Following the Romanov 400th Anniversary Commemoration Project at Tsarskoye Selo, May 18th became the day to honour the Last Emperor of Russia.
Nicholas II was born in the Alexander Palace on May 18 (Old Style May 6), 1868.
145 years later, his Working Study was graced with a bouquet in the Russian Style.
The floral composition included cornflowers, bluebells, asters and grasses.
The Sovereign loved Russian nature and enjoyed long strolls in the parks of Tsarskoye Selo, where he and his spouse Alexandra moved two weeks after their wedding in 1894. Nicholas wrote in his journal, "Words cannot describe the bliss of two of us living in such a good place as Tsarskoye!"
© Tsarskoye Selo Palace Museum Preserve. 20th May, 2013
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