Nicholas II: Russia's last emperor. By RTDocumentaries
To this day, Russians have differing opinions on the country's last tsar, Nicholas II, who was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Some call him a model statesman and even a martyr - while others dismiss him as a faceless politician who ruined his country. He's referred to as both Nicholas the Slaughterer and the Tsar-Martyr. So what was the real story behind the last emperor?