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Nicholas Romanov, who once sat upon the throne as absolute ruler of Russia, now seated on a tree stump following his abdication, subsequent arrest and imprisonment in the Urals by Bolshevik Red Guards, three of whom are seen in the background. Below: The Czar's children, also in captivity, are seen resting after working in the garden at Tsarskoe Selo, including his 13-year-old son Alexi, who was heir to the throne.

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