Very rare photo card of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, Son of the Czar Alexander III
Made after the Russian Revolution in 1917. For Anti-Bolsheviks Committee.
In France, Paris.
Size: 5 5/8" X 3 5/8", or 14 X 9 cm Good condition, see all the pictures
ITEM: # 1612 PRICE: $ 125.00 * SOLD *
On March 16 1917, Grand Duke Michael renounced the throne that his brother left for him. Fearing that another tsar would only encourage the revolution, Michael at least had the foresight to see that a drastic change was necessary to keep Russia from imploding in on herself. With the grand duke's renunciation, the 304-year-old Romanov dynasty came to an abrupt end.
Within sixteen months, the last reigning tsar, Nicholas II, and (according to very few) the technical last tsar, Michael, were both murdered by the Bolsheviks. Michael was living in a hotel in Perm with his butler, until one night in June 1918, when they were abducted by Bolshevik soldiers, hauled into the woods and shot. A month later, Nicholas and his entire family were slaughtered by their guards.