Monday, June 26, 2017

Nicholas II photo exhibition goes on display in Yekaterinburg

The "With Love to Russia" exhibit has gone on display in Yekaterinburg in Yekaterinburg.

The exhibition features rare photos of Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor, and members his family, English.Ruvr.ru reports.

Irina Borisovna Krylova, a collector and gallery guide, gathered the photos for the exhibit.

Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication on March 15, 1917, following the February Revolution. His reign saw Imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse.

After his resignation, Nicholas II, his wife, his son and his four daughters were imprisoned first in the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo, then later in the Governor's Mansion in Tobolsk, and finally at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. The Bolsheviks later killed the family, along with the family's medical doctor, the Tsar's valet, the Empress' chambermaid, and the family's cook in the same room in July 1918.