Cat Lovers: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich Romanov

     Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich Romanov is one of the famous Romanovs who ruled Russia in the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, actually he was an uncle of the last Russian Emperor Nickolay II. Despite his title Mikhail Nikolayevich was a scientist, historian and a Chairman of the Russian Historical Society. He lived with a cat, whose name is lost to history. He was arrested by the Bolsheviks. When he was led to prison he took the cat with him. He was shot in Peter and Paul Fortress on January 28, 1919. The leader of the Bolsheviks Vladimir Lenin said, that "The Revolution does not need historians" and the Grand Duke met his end with his cat on his lap. We have no idea what happened to the cat, but we hope it has been reunited with its human in Heaven.

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