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Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia by Olga

Alexei’s Story Part I

Alexei Nikolavich Romanov was born on the 12 of August 1904 (Gregorian Calendar) in the lower dacha in Peterof. He was the fifth of four girls whose names were Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. His parents were Tsar Nicolas II Ruler, Autocrat of all the Russians and Tsaritsa Alexandra. They were very much relieved and overjoyed to finally after almost 10 years have a son to be the next Emperor (Tsar). Because it was the Russian law that no female could take the throne unless there was no other male relative. If they did not have a son, then Nicolas II’s brother, Grand Duke Mikhail would be the next Tsar. But their joy of having a son was soon replaced with terror for their baby had Hemophilia “The Royal Disease.” It is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot properly, small bruises or cuts could produce immense swelling and bleeding that can even lead to death. Although girls can’t have Hemophilia; they can be carriers of it. Alexei’s Great Grandmother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom somehow was a carrier of the disease sadly passed the genes onto her daughter Alice. Which she then passed it onto her daughter Alix, later Empress Alexandra after married Emperor Nicolas II and had Alexei with hemophilia. Boys like Alexei seldom lived to adulthood.

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