The day the last emperor of Russia died – level 2


Nicholas II was a Russian tsar. He came to power in 1894. He and his wife had 5 children.

In 1917, a revolution came and Nicholas abdicated. The Soviet leaders held Nicholas and his family as prisoners in one house in Russia.

On July 17, 1918, Nicholas and his family were woken up at 2 a.m. They were taken into one room.

10 men with guns came to the room. They told Nicholas that the Soviet leaders decided to kill them. The men took their guns and began shooting. They killed everybody in the family.

The dead bodies were burned and thrown into an old mine.

Difficult words: tsar (a king of Russia), abdicate (to decide not to be a king), burned (destroyed in a fire), mine (a deep hole in the ground from which people take coal or gold).

What do you think were the legacy and consequences of Nicholas II's rule?


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