Detail of Tuxen's painting of the marriage of Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna.

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Profile of Tsar Nicholas II...as handsome as they come, and as dumb as a box of rocks...still, that beard...!

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Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, right, and his cousin Prince George, Duke of York and the future George V. Nice cufflinks and watch chain.

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They were first cousins. Their mothers were sisters. They could almost pass as twins. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V of England. King George wanted to send help to save the family, but he was not supported by the English government.

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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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Tsar Nicholas at a military review, Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo 1911, wearing the uniform of his Guard Regiment

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