At the turn of the century, the Tsar Osvoboditel Committee was set up to take the necessary actions so that a huge and imposing monument be erected, dedicated both to Alexander II
and to the epic battle for national liberation.
When Alexander II
launched exotic Asian wars, one of his ministers, Count Valuev, wrote,"there's something erotic about all things on distant frontiers.
n 1214, Alexander II
became King of Scots at age 16 upon the death of his father, William the Lion.
Sberbank is Russia's oldest, biggest retail bank, with more than one-third loans and deposits across Mother Rus that was founded in the reign of Tsar Alexander II
while President Lincoln lived in the White House in 1861.
It's built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II
was assassinated in 1881 and boast spectacular golden mosaics.
Founded in 1757 under Empress Elizabeth, in the mid 19th century the Academy remained under the autocratic control of the ruling family, subject to the whims of Tsar Alexander II
himself, who took pains to ensure that only instruction in an unremittingly classical tradition was available.
A collection of documents and photographs revealed an iron worker who was invited by Russian tsar Alexander II
to build ironworks in Russia after they lost the war with Ukraine.
Russia's blatant territory grab goes against almost a century of international affairs defined by the key principle of self determination and sovereign boundaries, but Putin knows that all this happened before and if Russia could get away with it under Tsar Alexander II
in 1870, why should Putin not hope for the same in 2014?
For many years, historians believed that Czar Alexander II
sent the ships in order to demonstrate his support for the Union cause.
It was in Sochi (or Krasnaya Polyana, meaning red/beautiful glade) in 1864 that the brother of Alexander II
and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich declared, after a military defeat of the Circassians, that this spot would remain Russian forever.
With its fascinating history - it was founded in 1839 in honour of the prince who would become Tsar Alexander II
- plus the fact it is run over two miles and two furlongs round one turn, and starting in one county and finishing in another, this is a race unlike any other on the planet.
Believed to be a portrait of Natalie Paley, grandaughter of Tsar Alexander II
, this portrait marked the beginning of collage based paintings.