Alternative History

Nikolai Vikolash-kayef (born 14 May, 1931, Leningrad, Soviet Union), sometimes spelled Nikolai (or Nikolaus) Vekolazh-Kiyef, is the current Tsar of Russia, and a former General-Brigade of the Russian Republic. With the dissolution of the Russian Republic in 1968, a very brief interregnum ensued, and Vikolash-kayef declared himself Tsar of the newly formed Russian Empire in 1967. He militarized the country, and as a former general, can be credited with building its sphere of influence, especially in Eastern Europe, of which almost all of it is now occupied by the Russian Empire. He based the new Russia's economy mostly on oil, which can be found in vast amounts in the Caucasus.


Nikolai was born in Leningrad, of the now defunct Soviet Union on May 14th, 1931. He was named Nikolai Vladimir Nicholas in honor of the murdered Tsar Nicholas II, during his Christening in a suppressed Orthodox Church mass a day after his birth.

His father was an officer in King Albert's army, and pledged to commit himself to the monarchical cause all his life, and instilled in his son a love for Empire, expansion and ultimately ... power, which would lead to his rise to prestige in the late-1960s.

At the age of 16 he entered the the V.L. Lenin Academy for the Military. He stayed there for five years studying, he left in 1947, and was commissioned a private in the Russian Army. Ten years later, after years of gallant fighting, and for his service in the Second-European war, he was promoted several times, eventually attaining the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1959.

Rise To Power

Nikolai quickly became a warlord in the Second-European War, and took control of the area around Arkhangelsk and Murmansk, in Northeastern Russia, that bordered the Arctic Ocean from the Germans. From there he initiated his operations, which he would do for several years, until he became the de facto head of state of Russia in 1968.

In 1961, in the midst of war with Germany, a new enemy surged, this time from the Russian Republic itself. They were the Bolsheviks, Communists who called themselves the representatives of the "working class." That same year Nikolai formed a Special Army to oppose them, they became known as the Democratic-Monarchical "White" Army, and the Bolsheviks were the Communist "Red" Army.

As a committed Monarchist, Nikolai loathed the Reds, and so he committed every Loyalist troop he could find to the White Army, with a sort of Loyalist "conscription". In late 1964, the White Army numbered 590,000 troops, in contrast to the Reds' 340,000. In the final battle of the Russian civil war on November 17th, 1965, the complete forces of both sides clashed, and the Whites came out on top, only sustaining 80,000 casualties, in comparison to the Bolshevik guerrillas' 200,000. This battle, known as the Battle of Murmansk, boosted Nikolai Vikolash-kayef as a national hero, and would supply him with the public's popular support he would need for the next tenure of his lifetime. The Bolshevik leader, Vasily Lenin, son of revolutionary Vladimir I. Lenin, signed the formal surrender that evening in Arkhangelsk, in Nikolai's h.q.

The only enemy remaining was Germany. Germany and Russia had been fighting to either sustain or demolish Russia every since she declared her autonomy in 1956, and Germany had been fighting to keep Russia in. Germany, which had its own problems in Western Europe, didn't need a long enduring war in the East, and had been warring with the Russian Republic for nine years to further her foreign policy. Even though the Russian Republic had been crumbling for some time, Nikolai's stunning victory at Murmansk in November boosted the Russians' morale, and that is one thing the Germans did not have. The strain of a war-weary population in Germany resulted in the collapse of the German forces in April, 1966. Republican Russian forces overran the German capital of Berlin in a matter of months, and Germany signed the unconditional surrender in September, 1966.

Russia had won the Second-European War, and Nikolai was a national hero. A referendum was approved by the Russian population on January 8th, 1967 to oust the incumbent President of the Russian Republic, Zhitzhoek Nikolayevich, due to popular unrest, and Nikolai Vikolash-kayef became the de facto President of the Republic of Russia.

Transitional President of Russia

After the referendum in January 1967, Vikolash-kayef reported to the media, "it was the happiest time of his entire life," and, "being loved by the entire population of the 'Great Russian Motherland' was something nothing could take from my happy heart."

Within months, Nikolai began draining power from the Duma, and securing personal monarchical liberties to himself. Nikolai exiled Zhitzhoek Nikolayevich to Siberia (Nihon Siberiya, was the official bi-lingual title), which was now occupied by Japan. He had Vasily Lenin imprisoned, and then, as a final measure, dissolved the Duma. He told a council of his best generals to draft him a new constitution, and had the other one burned. Finally, with a press conference in 1968, Nikolai, with popular support on his side, announced his plans to become Tsar. The public reacted with unprecedented support. One journalist, named Tzhakov Dajinsky announced he would "oppose Nikolai, until he was dead and decomposed." Dajinsky died the same year, of unknown causes.

That year, Nikolai introduced a referendum to have himself proclaimed Tsar, it passed. Nikolai announced the birth of the new Russian Empire on December 18th, 1967.

As Tsar of the New Russian Empire

He promptly began to militarize the Empire, and fashioning himself as a contemporary Peter the Great. Many think he was, and is still planning to snatch Siberia back from Japan.

In spite of the fact that Russia defeated the German Empire in September,1966, Russia did not take any territories or depose Kaiser Louis. Although he did not attempt to invade the German Empire in the 60s, 70s, or even 80s, Nikolai still had much of a grudge against Kaiser Louis, for what he did to his country in the 50s and 60s. Kaiser Louis died in 1994, and a 62-year old decrepit Tsar Nikolai-kayef took personal command of the Russian Army. At this age, Nikolai's military expertise had decreased, but with Germany descending into chaos, the Imperial Russian Army, and the Russian Imperial Air Force, invaded East Prussia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. Nikolai had waited this long and he threw millions of well-equipped troops into Eastern Europe and the Baltic States. Two weeks later, Berlin was occupied, and Nikolai, hungry for even more power, prepared for war with Poland, and wanting to restore Russia to its glory days. Old man Nikolai was growing older, and his sanity growing worse, in 1997, with a 5-million man army, invaded the whole of Europe, attacking Poland first. Poland was overran quickly, but an Anglo-French alliance attacked as a response. Britain and France were beginning to worry about Russian influence reaching Western Europe, and acted quickly.

From another state that feared Russia's influence, Iran, Britain and France were allowed to establish a base there. From Tehran, Britain and France launched a huge invasion of Rostov and neighboring Russian points of interest, with a huge army of three million men, 8000 MBTs (Main Battle Tanks), and an Air Force of 2000 war planes. They cut the Imperial Russian army in half at the River Volga, and Ural Mountains, and before England and France even got close to Moscow, Nikolai asked for conditional surrender. Under conditions that the Russian Empire gain the Baltic States, Ukraine, and Poland, and that Nikolai keep his throne, Russia would surrender. Britain and France, reluctant to do so, said yes, but they received the German Empire's former satellites and territories that weren't allocated to the Russian Empire by the Treaty at Rostov, where the surrender was conducted. In the end, for a loss, Russia gained a many of territories for a loser in a war, partly because England and France wanted to appease Russia. Russia got Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, and Poland.

Later Career

He is currently 75-years old, and still rules by decree as Tsar of Russia. After the Russo-Anglo-Franco war, he rebuilt the Russian Imperial Military once again, and is, again a threat to European stability. Russia, because of him, rose from a weak crumbling republic in the decades of the 1950s and 1960s to a modern superpower. It, along with the UK, France, and Japan are some of the worlds most powerful nations. The Russian Empire is the 7th largest exporter of crude oil in the World.

In 1989, he invaded Afghanistan, with cause that the nation needed some kind of authority to kind them into the 21st century, and that as an autonomous warlord plagued nation, could not do so on its own. In five months he had defeated the nation, partially because it was stricken with Anarchy. The world made minor protest, and some anger came from the Pakistani President, but little effort was made to stop him.

Nikolai, after a border skirmish in 2002, declared war to Armenia, and annexed in the same year, the UN did nothing.

Diminishing Health and Family

In August 2005, he annexed Kazakhstan, and said, "it was an accident," this is an apparent show that he is becoming slightly mentally disabled and his brain doesn't function nearly as well as it did 40 years ago.

He has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and has Arthritis in his left leg, and right hand. Doctors estimate he will live another 20 years at the most.

In 1949, he married his wife, Alexandria Vlasikov. Her death came in 1991, and that same year he remarried. His current wife is Janice Janinsky, a Polish born woman with strong American ancestry. He has been married twice, has 14 children, 18 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. His wife says, "he is a loving husband."

He was Grand Duke of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk from the time he conquered the area from Germany in 1959, but abdicated the position in favor of his son, Yakhof in 1994.

Personal Beliefs

Nikolai is a devout Russian Orthodox Church member, and believes in the Divine Right of Kings, and that by God only does rulers rule by decree. He is generally moderate on the political spectrum.

His role-models include: Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Nicholas II (who he venerates in church), Napoleon I of France, and Alexander I.

He has a vast gun collection, and with his age progressing, is known for being overly paranoid.

He is the first ruler of the Vikolash-kayef Dynasty of Russia, the last of which was Albert's, whose own rule was preceded by the Historic Romanov Dynasty.


Preceded by:

Grand Duke of Murmansk-Arkhangelsk
Nikolai Vikolash-kayef

Succeeded by:
Yakhof Vikolash-kayef

Preceded by:

Zhitzhoek Nikolayevich
Transitional President of Russian Republic
Nikolai Vikolash-kayef

8 January 1967-18 December 1967
Succeeded by:
None (Title abolished)

Preceded by:
President of the Russian Republic
Zhitzhoek Nikolayevich
Tsar of the Russian Empire
Nikolai Vikolash-kayef

18 December 1967-Present
Succeeded by:
None (Incumbent)