Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, the reluctant Tsar

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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, the reluctant Tsar
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Image ID: JXC97D
From the Great War published in 1917 photographer uncredited. The youngest brother of Nicholas II, the Tsar abdicated in his favour, but he deferred acceptance of the throne, waiting for ratification from an elected assembly first, which was never given. After the Russian revolution he was imprisoned, & murdered on 13 June 1918 in Perm by local Bolsheviks.