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Old 04-22-2018, 09:22 PM
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The title of Tsar

Is it correct that there were no Tsars in Imperial Russia after October 1721? Was not the title suspended when Peter I was styled Imperator by Senate decree?

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Old 04-22-2018, 09:45 PM
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The "Tsar of All Russia" was not suspended. It was amended by Senate and the Most Holy Synod to reflect Peter's I great victories and the country's new status. The new title read "by the Grace of God, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, ... " from 1721 to 1917. As you might know, the official title was very long.

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Old 04-22-2018, 10:57 PM
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In Russia, in a way.

Tsar is an interesting title. It comes from the term Caesar, meaning emperor. But in European terms, the term tsar was the equivalent of 'king'. Monarch of a country, not ruler of an empire.

When the Russian 'empire' was created, the term Tsar was no longer proper. And therefore they were referred to as Emperor of all Russia. The term tsar was still used in parts of the empire, to refer to their leader.

But the term tsar is of course also been used in Bulgaria. Simeon II if he was restored, would properly be Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria. During earlier Bulgarian kingdoms, they may have used the title khan, but Tsar was adopted.

The term was also used for a short time to refer to the Serbian monarchs.
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:23 AM
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Is it correct that there were no Tsars in Imperial Russia after October 1721? Was not the title suspended when Peter I was styled Imperator by Senate decree?
No. They still were tsars.
Full title of Nicholas II: By the Grace of God, We Nicholas, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod; Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, Tsar of Poland, Tsar of Siberia, Tsar of Tauric Chersonesus, Lord of Pskov, and Grand Prince of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, and Finland; Prince of Estonia, Livonia, Courland and Semigalia, Samogitia, Bielostok, Karelia, Tver, Yugor, Perm, Vyatka, Bogar and others; Sovereign and Grand Prince of Nizhni Novgorod, Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Jaroslavl, Beloozero, Udoria, Obdoria, Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislav, and Ruler of all the Severian country; Sovereign and Lord of Iveria, Kartalinia, the Kabardian lands and Armenian province: hereditary Sovereign and Possessor of the Circassian and Mountain Princes and of others; Sovereign of Turkestan, Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, and Oldenburg, and etc."

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