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  • n. the last czar of Russia who was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the Russian Revolution; he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks (1868-1918)


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  • There is a lovely example from 1924, of the pearl-draped niece of Czar Nicholas II.

    From the Shadows of Giants

  • And a dead ringer for Russian Czar Nicholas II, a cousin of his grandfather.

    A lesson in U.K. royalty

  • When he rejoined the RAF in a few weeks, the facial hair came off—long before he had the chance to shape it into the full beard for which kings Edward VII and George V not to mention their cousin Czar Nicholas II were famous.

    William and Kate

  • How does he know that Nicholas II rolled his R's charmingly?

    Czar-Crossed Writers

  • When Alexander died in 1894, Witte found himself transformed from the championed counselor of a paternal czar-protector to the unwelcome mentor of an unprepared sovereign—Nicholas II—who bristled under the tutelage of his inherited advisers.

    A Statesman For the Czar

  • More than 500 works, including Imperial Easter Eggs, featuredPeople are fascinated by the objects created by Karl Fabergé, not just because they are beautiful and crafted from precious metals and jewels, but also because they are associated with the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II and his family, who were murdered in 1918 by the Bolsheviks during the Russian revolution.

    Fabergé Revealed at Virginia Museum

  • Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, in 1915 with his wife Alexandera and children, Alexei, Olga, Tatyana, Maria and Anastasia.

    Great dynasties of the world: The Romanovs

  • At Christie's alone there will be more than 40 works by Fabergé, led by a 19th-century, dominantly green-colored, gold and enamel Imperial presentation snuff box with a portrait of Czar Nicholas II, estimated at £300,000-£500,000.

    From Russia With Love

  • Grigori Efimovich Rasputin is believed to have had a strong influence over Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family, and there are wildly polarising views on what his influence was.

    Filmstalker: Depardieu as Rasputin the mad monk

  • We believe that another Pillar, thanks to centuries of royal intermarriage and warfare, has been held equally between the Danish Royal Family and the Romanov descendants of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II.



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