Tsar Martyr Nicholas II (Царь Мученик Николай II). Nicholas II was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in 1981 and subsequently canonized as "Passion Bearer" by the Moscow Patriarchate in 2000. He was executed on July 17 1918 by the Bolsheviks at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg together with all of his family.The site is now beneath the altar of the The Church on Blood (full name: Church on Blood in Honor of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land). Nicholas holds a scroll which reads: "For a righteous and blameless man became a subject for mockery, for it had been ordained that he should fall under others at the appointed time, and that his house should be laid to waste by the lawless." Job 12:4. He wears a majestic red martyr's robe, and the 300-year-old crown of the Romanov Dynasty and holds a small gold cross. Dedications are in Slavonic calligraphy. Hand painted in Russia. 5"x7". 1 only, as shown.