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May 6 – Tsar Nicholas’ Birthday

On May 6, 1868, 147 years ago today, Nicholas II, Tsar of all the Russians was born. He was to be the eighteenth sovereign and last of the Romanov dynasty. He was the eldest of six children born to Alexander … Continue reading

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The River

Vladimir sat on the bank of the river remembering his brother Alexandre. He had dreamed the night before, that they were fishing together on the far away Volga. It was officially Spring, yet winter held on here in eastern Siberia. … Continue reading

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Door Man to the Tsar

Jim Hercules Soon it will be a full hundred years since that fateful July 1914 when Imperial Russia mobilized its armies to confront the Central Powers in what would become World War I.  It was the beginning of the end … Continue reading

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