skip to main content

Czar Nicholas II & the Romanovs

10 minutes 20 seconds

Videos are generally available for preview to non-members as short clips. Limited full-length titles are also available. Log In to view the full length title.

Browse Full-length Non-member Titles
Still image from Czar Nicholas II & the Romanovs

Archival footage, photos, and reenactments tell the story of the assassination of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II, and his family. Leonard Nimoy narrates a brief history of Nicholas' lifestyle and the political and social unrest in his country. World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution led to the deaths of the Romanov family.

Media Details

Runtime: 10 minutes 20 seconds

Closeup of bronze medal with words National Geographic Society, 1888, appearing around a world globe. Caption. 1945-1989, The Cold War.
25 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man holding a microphone lays on his side on a stage looking towards camera. Behind him, a few men play musical instruments.
57 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame shows a man holding the shoulders of a young woman looking back up at him into his eyes. Caption. I was waiting for you.
1 hours 50 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Silhouette of a large stone statue of a man wearing armor and a helmet on a rearing horse against a cloudy sky backdrop. Caption with male narrator, "St. Petersburg was the vision of one man."
Around the World
Episode 39
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Animation of an area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Leafless trees, homes, and power lines beneath an overcast sky. Caption. Everything is polluted and highly radioactive.
Butterfly Effect
Season 1 / Ep 8
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of World War 2 Soviet commanders speaking in front of a battlefield map to a crowded room of officers. Caption. To fortify the Kursk region and to wait.
Butterfly Effect
Season 3 / Ep 13
26 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Stalingrad." Germany and its occupied territories are green with red swastikas. The U, S, S, R is yellow with 2 red stars with yellow arrows pointing towards Germany's eastern fronts.
Command Decisions
Episode 10
20 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Young man stands and looks down at a food scale resting on the counter of a grocery store. Caption. In Russia, we use the metric system.
Families Of The World
Episode 3
28 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Woman holds an object and touches a paintbrush to its surface, with glue, pencils, and a craft board in front of her. Caption. And I'm going to paint the top white.
24 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Black and white photo of a woman playing the piano while looking at sheet music. A man stands by watching her play. Caption. Though he declared she delighted in tormenting him.
39 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

Viewer Comments

  • Tiny default profile photo
    julie S. (Powder Springs, GA)
    October 24th, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Very Informative.