Emperor of Russia-On August 12, 1904, Nicholas' wife bore him their fifth child, a son, Alexei, who became Tsarevich (heir apparent). Unfortunately, the young child was afflicted with hemophilia, a disorder that prevented his blood from clotting properly. The gene was reportedly carried by Nicholas' wife, Alexandra, who had received it from Queen Victoria. Nicholas did not reveal that his son carried the illness to the public for fear of further weakening his royal house's influence in…
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Madame Soldatenkow, nee Princesse Gortchacow (Femme de boyard du XVII siecle)....028 by klimbims on deviantART
The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square
Grand Duchess Ksenia Alexandrovna at the Winter Palace Costume Ball in 1903.
Main Staircase at the Winter Palace. St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe
1918, Execution of the Romanovs in Yekaterinburg, July 17: From left to right: Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana. Pictured at Livadia Palace in 1913.
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Mathilde Kschessinskaya, mistress of Nicholas II, Sergei Mikhailovich and his cousin Andrei Vladimirovich. In 1902, she gave birth to a son, Vladimir (known as "Vova"; 30 June 1902 - 23 April 1974); he was later given the title Prince Romanovsky-Krasinsky, but said that he never knew for sure who his father was. Matilda is pictured costumed for the title role in Petipa's La Camargo. St. Petersburg, circa 1902.