The last coronation in Russia was held on 26 May 1896 for Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, who would be the final Tsar and Tsaritsa of Russia. The rite began at 10 a.m. on a special raised dais in the middle of the Cathedral. Directly before the beginning of the coronation the Emperor sat on the throne of Mikhail Fedorovich, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna — the throne of Alexey Mikhailovich, and the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna — the throne of Ivan III.


Madsen light machine gun

Designed c.1896 by Julius A. Rasmussen and Theodor Schouboe, adopted for Danish military service c.1902 by Colonel Madsen, manufactured c.1902~1945 by Dansk Rekyl Riffel Syndikat A/S.
8x58mmR Krag 40-round removable box magazine, long recoil automatic, air cooled.

The first light machine gun to see mass production,