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    Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna dressed as Alexis I and Maria Iliynichna Miloslavskaya during the ball at the Winter Palace in 1903. The guests were dressed in 17th century court fashions too.

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    Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra 1903, Masquerade Ball.

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    1903 Ball in the Winter Palace (Russian: Костюмированный бал 1903 года) — the famous luxurious ball during the reign of the emperor Nicholas II of Russia in the Winter Palace, St.-Petersburg (February 11 and 13). All the visitors were in fancy dresses on a fashion of 17th century (times of Alexis of Russia, 2nd tsar from Romanov dynasty).

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