The Story of Russian Princess Anastasia Romanov

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Almost everyone knows the story of Russian Princess Anastasia Romanov, but not everyone knows about her father, Tsar Nicholas II, and his role in his family’s banishment and death. The last Tsar of Russia was forced to abdicate his throne by the Russian people who wanted change, like how he is allegorized by Mr. Jones in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Tsar Nicholas II is the eldest of the six children that Tsar Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna. The Tsar was born on May 18, 1868, in Pushkin, Russia, also known as the Tsarskoe Selo palace just south of St. Petersburg. His full name is Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov. The Tsar’s education was religion based and guided by his father, at home. He excelled in history and foreign language, but not in economics and politics. His father never really guided him on the affairs of the state. His education was from handpicked tutors, like Konstantin Pobedonostsev. Konstantin Pobedonostsev lived for eighty years, being born in 1827. He had been a professor of Russian literature at the University of Moscow, and was distinguished by his organization skills, learning procedure. Alexander II had asked Pobedonostsev to tutor his sons. When Alexander II was assassinated, Pobedonostsev convinced Alexander III to reject the Loris-Melikov Constitution, which would have closed gaps between the government and society. Over the course of his life, Pobedonostsev had been advisor to Alexander III and Nicholas II. Nicholas II had inherited
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