Good- Ivan the terrible expanded Russia and gave it a better army. He created Northern trade routes with England. He was the Grand Prince of Moscow and over saw many changes in local medieval nation state to a small empire. He became the first Tsar of the new nation. Bad- Killed his own son out of anger and slapped around his wife. Impaled people on stakes. He had a whole town of people killed
Emperor Nicholas II “Nicky” (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia, husband of Alix (1872-1918) Hesse, Germany. Under his rule Russia was defeated in the Russo-Japanese War that destroyed the Russian fleet. The 1907 Anglo-Russian Convention set Middle East boundaries with Britain. He approved the Russian mobilization of 1914, Russia's involvement in World War I, when 3.3 million Russians were killed. These action are said to be main causes of the fall of the Romanov dynasty.