As tragic as they were all beautiful: The last Imperial family of Russia abord the yacht “Polar Star”, 1906. Grand Duchesses Olga, Anastasia and Tatiana behind their parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, whilst Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria pose in the front.  Imperial Russia

As tragic as they were all beautiful: The last Imperial family of Russia abord the yacht “Polar Star”, 1906. Grand Duchesses Olga, Anastasia and Tatiana behind their parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, whilst Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria pose in the front. Imperial Russia

Nicholas II with his sister-in-law and ‘aunt’ Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna.

Nicholas II with his sister-in-law and ‘aunt’ Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna.

Tsar Alexander III, Tsarina Marie Feodorovna and their family, including the future Tsar Nicholas II

Tsar Alexander III, Tsarina Marie Feodorovna and their family, including the future Tsar Nicholas II

No F*ing way..

No F*ing way..

Russian WW2 "Long live our victorious Red Army!" - "Death to the German invaders!"

Russian WW2 "Long live our victorious Red Army!" - "Death to the German invaders!"

Wounded son of the regiment - Wounded Russian child soldier is patched up by a child medic in the field. Among other things, notice how casually the submachine gun is placed (for propaganda purposes of course) and how the nurse doesn’t seem to mind it pointing at her. Try to imagine that happening now.

Wounded son of the regiment - Wounded Russian child soldier is patched up by a child medic in the field. Among other things, notice how casually the submachine gun is placed (for propaganda purposes of course) and how the nurse doesn’t seem to mind it pointing at her. Try to imagine that happening now.

Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra

Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra

propagandistic Soviet poster from WWII

propagandistic Soviet poster from WWII

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

in the poster caption: Glory to the Soviet forces, raised the banner of victory over Berlin!

in the poster caption: Glory to the Soviet forces, raised the banner of victory over Berlin!

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