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Was the First Tsar of Russia. Reportedly died from mercury poisoning.
Had an inclination to travel the land and ring bells in churches.
Brought educational and social reforms. First Tsar to send Russians abroad to be educated.
Was 16 when proclaimed Tsar. He was strangled within 10 days of becoming Tsar.
Reigned during the 'Time of Troubles'. Was accused of being an imposter and was not generally recognised.
First Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov. His reign marked the end of the 'Time of Troubles'.
He acquired the moniker 'Tishayshy', which means "most quiet" or "most peaceful".
Reformed civil and military services where all officers would be determined by merit and the will of the sovereign.
Peter the Great. Carried out a policy of westernization and transformed the Tsardom of Russia into the Russian Empire.
Joint ruler with Peter I. But was an eye-sore since he was an invalid, both physically and mentally.
With Peter II's death, the direct male line of the Romanov Dynasty ended.
Was taken prisoner soon after being crowned and reported missing. Was in solitary confinement as 'the nameless one" until his execution.
Very unpopular leader. Was supposedly assassinated as a result of a conspiracy lead by his wife - Catherine II.
Would not abdicate the throne, therefore he was stabbed, strangled and trampled to death.
Established freedom for publishing houses and the prohibition of torture.
Abdicated after a failed assassination.
Had reduced Poland to the status of a Russian province; helped Hapsburgs suppress an uprising in Hungary.
Aka The Liberator. Responsible for emancipation of the serfs. Assassinated.
Aka The Peace-maker. Was able to extend Russian domination without conflict during reign.
Nicholas and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks on the night of July 16-17, 1918. This has led to him being labelled a Martyr.
Was named by Nicholas II as heir to the throne, but declined acceptance 24 hours later.
Jointly ruled before 1696 with his half-brother.
Portrayed by Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman
Only pieces of this film are left; there is no complete copy. It is the only Best Picture nominee for which no complete or near-complete copy exists.
At age 16, Russia's first Tsar
Settles dispute over territory in Kashmir.
Czar from fairy tales; English version: Since Adam was a boy