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  Alexandra - the last Tsarina 20 July 2005  
Image: The Russian Imperial Family Photo: The Royal Archives (c) Her Majesty The Queen
A new exhibition explores her life

Alexandra, the last Tsarina of Russia is well-known for her close relationship with the holy peasant Rasputin which helped bring about the fall of the Romanov dynasty. But a new exhibition at the National Museums of Scotland reveals a side of her that is little-known to most people.

She was a devoted wife, a loving mother who nursed her own children and even trained as a nurse during the First World War.

Maureen Barry, exhibition officer talks about the last Tsarina.

Nicholas and Alexandra, the last Tsar and Tsarina
14 July - 30 October
Royal Museum, Edinburgh

National Museums of Scotland

Photo: The Royal Archives © Her Majesty The Queen

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