'''Nicholas Romanov''' was the last reigning Tsar of Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution. Together with his wife, [[ Alexandra Romanov]] and their children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey, they are recognized as [[Passion- bearer]]s by the [[Church of Russia |Russian Orthodox Church]] .
==Life & Death==
In 1917, during the Bolshevik Revolution, Nicholas reluctantly abdicated the throne, hoping that doing so might save the nation some violence. He and his family were exiled to Siberia, where they were detained under house-arrest. After several months, the family was lined up in the basement and shot. The bodies were buried in an unmarked grave.