Rare Voice Recording of
Tsar Nicholas II
A rare voice recording of the Emperor Nicholas II, during the parade of His Imperial Majesty's Grenadier Corps in honour of the birthday of the Sovereign.
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Note: the times noted below indicate the person speaking, as well as a rough translation.
Commanding the parade is Lieutenant-General Baron Eduard Vladimirovich von Eck.
01 - 16 sec. The voice of Lt. Gen. Eduard V. von Eck:
"Listen to (inaudible)! Brothers! I drink to the health of our dear Sovereign Leader Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich! Hurrah!"
18 sec. - 1 min. 02 sec:
The orchestra plays the Russian Imperial anthem, "God Save the Tsar."
1 min. 03 sec. - 1 min. 12 sec. The voice of Lt. Gen. Eduard V. von Eck:
"To the ceremonial march - rifle on his shoulder! Quick march!"
1 min. 13 sec. - 1 min. 48 sec:
The orchestra plays the Kroup military march "Homesickness."
1 min. 49 sec. - 1 min. 53 sec. The voice of Emperor Nicholas II:
"Brothers! Thank you for the full parade!"
2 min. 08 sec. - 2 minutes. 13 sec. Again, the voice of Emperor Nicholas II:
"Thank you, brothers, for a excellent apprenticeship!"
Lieutenant-General Baron Eduard Vladimirovich von Eck, April 11, 1851 - April 5, 1937
The voice recording of Nicholas II is available on the CD, "Tsar Nikolai" by the Russian folk singer and poet Zhanna Bichevskaya
16 February, 2012