On This Day: May 26th

On the 26th of May 1896 Nicholas II was formally coronated as Tsar, he would be the last tsar of Imperial Russia. The coronation was held in Uspensky Cathedral located within the Kremlin. The Silk Imperial Crown Of Russia was used, as an official coronation gift of the Russian Empire. Nicholas II was the first and only monarch to be presented with such a monumental coronation gift.

Tsar Nicholas II ruled Imperial Russia and its empire until the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 when he abdicated. Nicholas was denied exile in the United Kingdom by his own relation King George V, he was later imprisoned and along with his family he was executed in 1918.

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