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A rare peek inside the Queen’s holiday photo album

Queen Victoria at Balmoral with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra and Grand Duchess Olga, 1896

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Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia. Nicholas II – (The Romanov dynasty) is remembered because of his poor ability to govern Russia. The decisions of the Tsar provoked the Russian Revolution of 1905. The Tsar Nicholas II's ignorance led to 'Bloody Sunday'. The events of bloody Sunday resulted in resentment for the Tsarist government, the articulation of revolutionary ideas, and the influence of leadership on revolutionary movements.

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The "Twins": Nicholas II of Russia (left) and his look alike first cousin George V of England. The two men were the sons of Danish royal sisters Alexandra and Dagmar. Dagmar, wife of Alexander III of Russia and mother of Nicholas II, had the happier marriage but lost almost her entire family to the Bolshevik Revolution.

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A montage made in late 1890s of Prince George, duke of York (and later King George V of England) and his cousin, Tsar Nicholas II. They look like twins!

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from Express.co.uk

Vladimir Putin 'wants' to reinstate Russia's royal family and bring back the Tsars

King George V of Great Britain and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in Berlin, 1913 - Cousins who look like twins.

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Prince Edward of Wales (later the Duke of Windsor) with Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarevich Alexei and Prince George of Wales (later George V) at Cowes. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1910

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FABERGE Siberian Aquamarine & Diamond Brooch-a gift from Nicholas II to Alexandra which she was wearing right up until the time of her murder July 17, 1918.

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