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Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I

Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I

PARIS, July 30 (UPI) --Commemorations have begun across Europe, noting the 100th anniversary of the start of world War I.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
By United Press International
Russia to mark Romanov rule

Russia to mark Romanov rule

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- The bells of Moscow's Ivan the Great tower will be rung Wednesday to mark the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty's ascent to power, an official said.

Remains of czar and family authenticated

MOSCOW, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Russian investigators say they've confirmed the purported remains of Czar Nicholas II and his family, buried in a St. Petersburg cathedral, are authentic.

Court case on czar's murder dropped again

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A criminal investigation into the 1918 execution of the Russian royal family by Bolsheviks has been closed, a lawyer for the family says.

DNA proves remains were Romanov children

YEKATERINBURG , Russia, March 11 (UPI) -- Human remains found outside the Russian city of Yekaterinburg belonged to the two missing children of slain Russian czar Nikolai Romanov, DNA tests show.

Russians mark Czar Nicholas II's death

MOSCOW, July 17 (UPI) -- People across Russia Thursday commemorated the 90th anniversary of the assassination of Czar Nicholas II and his family.

Stalin, last czar nearly tied in fame poll

MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) -- Josef Stalin and Czar Nicholas II are running neck-and-neck in an online Russian poll to determine the country's most significant historical figure.

Bones said those of missing Romanovs

MOSCOW, June 24 (UPI) -- Bones found near the execution site of the Romanov family appear likely to be those of the heir to the Russian throne and his sister, authorities said Tuesday.

Russia's modern czar

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Russia's next president likes heavy metal rock and the Orthodox Church and looks like the last Czar Nicholas. Welcome to the new old Russia.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Russian royal mystery possibly solved

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The mystery of what occurred to Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family nearly nine decades ago may have been solved by amateur investigators.

Military Matters: Road to Armageddon

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- I don't think it possible for any historian to visit the Baltic countries or the rest of Central Europe and not reflect on the catastrophes World War I brought for that part of the world. Communism, World War II, National Socialism, the extinction of some communities and the expulsion of others, wholesale alteration of national boundaries, all these and more flowed from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. One pebble touched off an avalanche.
WILLIAM S. LIND

More remains of Romanov family uncovered

MOSCOW, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has reopened a criminal investigation into the execution almost 90 years ago of Czar Nicholas II and his family.
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Nicholas II (Russian: Николай II, Николай Александрович Романов, tr. Nikolay II, Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov ) (18 May 1868 – 17 July 1918) was the last Emperor of Russia, Grand Prince of Finland, and titular King of Poland. His official title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias and he is currently regarded as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw Imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. Critics nicknamed him Bloody Nicholas because of the Khodynka Tragedy, Bloody Sunday, and the anti-Semitic pogroms that occurred during his reign. Under his rule, Russia was defeated in the Russo-Japanese War. As head of state, he approved the Russian mobilization of August 1914, which marked the first fatal step into World War I and thus into the demise of the Romanov dynasty less than four years later.

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