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    Czar Nicolas II Imperial Decree Signed. One partially-printed page, 8.75" x 14", in Russian, Tsarskoe Selo [Russia], November 18, 1905. The emperor is here conferring the royal order of "Saint Anna fourth class . . . 'for bravery'" on cavalry Captain Aleksandr Biriulkin and the royal order of "Saint Stanislav third class with swords and ribbon and swords to the Order of Saint Anna third class" to Aleksandr Ivashchenko for "outstanding manliness and bravery displayed in affairs with the Japanese at the storming of Port Arthur." Toned edges, else fine.

    Nicholas Romanov (1868-1918), last of the Russian czars, is one of the great tragic figures of the 20th century. He was executed, along with his entire family, by victorious Bolsheviks shortly after abdicating his throne in 1918.

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