Nicholas II of Russia was the last Emperor of Russia ruling from 1894 to his forced abdication in 1917. Leading the country through its devastating fall and military collapse, Nicholas II earned himself the nickname of Nicholas the Bloody from his tendencies to execute his political opponents. Here is a look at some of the most notable Nicholas II of Russia quotes.
“All around me is cowardice and deceit.”
“I am just a plain, common man.”
“I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling.”
“I do not rule Russia. 10,000 clerks do.”
“In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for nearly three years have tried to enslave our fatherland, the Lord God has been pleased to send down on Russia a new heavy trial.”
“In the morning I warmed myself while sitting on the greenhouse roof.”
— Dr Irfan Malik (@dr_irfanmalik) February 16, 2017
“Lord, save Russia and bring her peace.”
“The Tsarist system was not doomed by 1914.”
“There is no justice among men.”
“This is not a question of confidence or lack of it. It is my will. Remember that we live in Russia, not abroad… and therefore I shall not consider the possibility of any resignation.”
“Well, this may have once been a ham, but now it is nothing but an ex-ham.”
Here is a look at the last Tsar of Russia, known as the last ruler of the Romanov dynasty.