Nicholas II ruled from 1 November 1894 until his enforced abdication on 2 March 1917. Nikolai II's reign was marked by Russia's economic development and a simultaneous growth in its socio-political contradictions, revolutionary movements that ignited the 1905-1907 revolution and the 1917 revolution. It also caused the Russo-Japanese war and Russia's participation in World War I. / Romanov “family” portrait in the park
Tsar Nicholas II kissing Alexandra Romanov on the stairs in the garden of Peterhof while Nicholas’s sister Xenia sits in the lap of her husband Sandro and his younger sister Olga, seem to prepare to take flight.
Grand duchesses with their dolls on the Imperial yacht "Shtandart". Alexei, an officer, Tatiana, Alexandra Feodorovna, Maria, Anastasia. 1911. Detail of a photograph. #Russian #history #Romanov
historybyerin: Maria and Alexei with their father (love Alexei’s face!)