'The Golden Tree'
Did you ever try to make a family tree? Ordinary people use pen and paper for accomplishing that task but not the Russian Emperor Alexander I who commisioned this gold-plated work of art for achieving the very same goal. Well, it is believed it was him who made the order.
The tree represents the rulers of the Russian Empire and it was made sometime in the 19th century. Not a single ruler was omitted and each found its place. Very impressive craftsmanship.
I wish it was known who was the artist but that fact is also lost during the turbulent times when the commie hordes eradicated every living member of the ruling family, including children. Their rampage gave birth to sick ideas of communism that brought so much suffering and injustice to millions.
It is insane that there are people, still, today, who will close eyes on the wrongdoings and glorify the communist ideals while daydreaming the promises of failed regimes which benefited the ruling castes. I believe the history has shown enough hard evidence.
On the other hand, it is not very likely that the rulers of the Empire were much kinder to people. :D However let's rather enjoy the display then waste energy dwelling upon history that cannot be changed. Since the future may never come, it is safe to assume that all we have is this beautiful moment right now.
Enjoy your day! :-)
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