Sunday, December 27, 2009

Nicholas II, Russia

I got this card not so long ago....and i immediately got another favourite topic on my wishlist....the Russian Royal family....im not quite sure if id be interested in some other Royal families....but this one has captured me from the first card :P


Nicholas II (or Николай II) was the last emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland and titular king of Poland.
His official title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias and he is currently regarded as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
He ruled from 1894 until his abdication in 1917, which followed the February Revolution.

The portrait here was taken somewhere btw 1900 - 1910.

Its hard for me to sort of imagine how it is to live in a country which has a king and a queen...someone which is more important than the president of the country. Its always interesting and fascinating to read about the emperors and royal families in general. When I was little, in many of the books i would read, there were kings and princes and queens and princesses...and the evil ones who threatened them....this mainly revolved around Kingdoms in Asia....but it was even more interesting to read about it due to the culture and traditions that are followed in this part of the world. Hmmm, I think id love cards from Emperors from this part of the world as well...and id definitely look for those series of books i used to have and re-read them.........resolutions resolutions...if only for once i really got down to them...

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