What the Romanovs Can Teach Us about Living Like Cossacks

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his children pose with the elite Cossack warriors.

For just over 100 years we have been taught to believe a certain narrative about the Romanovs. Particularly that Nicholas II was meek and ill-prepared for a job that he didn’t want, that of being emperor of Russia, when his father Alexander III died suddenly in 1894. The truth was that at just 23, he indeed faced the monumental task of bringing Russia into the 20th Century, but that as a man of faith, he gave his life fully and completely to God’s will.