Ella Fargatovna Romanova was the last tsarina of Russia. She married Tsar Alexei II  having three children: Andrei Alekseyevich (No Revolutionary Russia), Valentina Alekseyeva (No Revolutionary Russia) and Ekaterina Alekseyeva (No Revolutionary Russia). Born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Only daughter of Farhat Babkin and Australian mother Gabrielle Scott, both traders. She met Alexei (then Tsarevich) during the Commercial Crusade of 1925 (No Revolutionary Russia) undertaken by the then Tsar Nicholas II with his son, the heir Alexei.

When the monarchy was abolished in early 1939 right before WWIII the royal family were exiled to Germany (Homeland of Alexei's mother Alix) after several death and civil war threats.

In 1970 It was announced that the real exile of the Russian royal family was in Paris, butit wasn't anounced earlier due the risk of assassination.

Ella finally died in 1992 en Sydney, Australia. Her remains stay in Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul alongside with her husband's

Ella Fargatovna mets the Tsarevich

After the economic recovery in between 1920-1924 Tzar Nicholas II undertook the famous Commercial Crusade of 1927 where the purpose was to benefit the most important companies of the nation bringing new jobs for the people and to improve the comercial extension of Russia.

Farhat Babkin (Ella's father) was one of the most notorious inverter partners of the company Gaika, that owner a 1/4 of the commercial extension of Europe and the most important Russian company then.

At the age of 21 Ella already was incusrionating in the business world alongside with her father, and when the commercial crusade arrived to Gaika, Farhat Babkin (being an important member of this movement) couldn't be ignored. Soon, Tsar Nicholas started involving more with the Babkin Family to deal issues of the Crusade. But it was not business matters the only attachment with the Babkins that would bring the Romanovs closer, it was the strong connection that emerged between Tsarevich Alexei and Ella Babkina.

Many close people to the Romanovs says that Alexei got practically pinned on Ella after just a few meetings. Due the expectation that the royal family had of Alexei starting a relationship with a nobly lady for then marry, it was no longer Tsarevich's plan.

Solid romantic relationship and marriage

The connection between the heir and magnate's daughter was indisputable, but it was not until a few months after the Great Crusade was over for him to start a solid and strong romantic relationship with Ella Fargatovna. This relationship would last for less that a year, and would lead to her marriage to the tsarevich in 1928. Since her marriage she was given the title of Duchess (or Tsarevna) that would last little more than a year because it would not be long for it to change to Tsarina.

Alexei ascends to the throne: Ella I of Russia

In mid-1928, the health of Tsar Nicholas II decays after pneumonia and he finally dies in early 1929. After this, his son Alexei ascends the throne along with his wife Ella, becoming Ella I of Russia. This was quite criticized then, because for the first time the tsarina did not have a conventional Russian name. This did not only make her famous in europe, but it also gained her the nickname of "The foreign Queen".


In September 1st  1930 the Empress gave birth to her firstborn son Andrei Alexeyevich Romanov, who soon became her greatest joy, born healthy without inheriting Alexei disease.  In late 1931 the Duchess Valentina Alekseyeva was born and finally the youngest Duchess Ekaterina in mid-1933.

As a monarch

Ella always stood out for her strong and responsible atitude, always taking care of the philanthropy issues and undisputed voice about the nation's economic issues.

Monarchy abolition , WWII and Exile.

When revolutionary movements began to emerge and the growing threat of a second world war approaching, attacks on the royal family did not wait.

The first attack was against the Tsar, as he emerged from a parliamentary session in Tosno, then the tsarina herself was almost attacked while serving as nurse in the Army Hospital, this  attack that was foiled by the royal police, but it was enough for the tsar, who first decided  to send his children and wife to England. At the end, his last choice was to abdicate on her sister Olga, but the bolshevik movement rising made the parliament took the final choice of ending the monarchy to avoid a civil war and unify the nation for the upcoming war  and to install a parliametary provisional government, issue that would be fixed during the WWII that was just around the corner.

The royal family was exiled to Germany according to official statements, and their whereabouts were never revealed. This raised a lot of speculation and anger in the people who disagreed with the provisional government, many rumors swirled about a possible murder of the Romanovs, but this was eventually denied by the provisional government that was then in the hands of Olga.

After the war, nothing was heard from them, and then the Soviet Union would have already formed. It was not until 1970 that became known the whereabouts of the Romanovs, who were in Paris under other identities.


In 1976, Alexei's death deeply emotionally affected Ella, who returned to be known simply as Ella Babkina, after this, Ella moved to Australia in the early 80's and finally died in Sydney in 1992. His remains, along with those of the last tsar, were not returned to Russia until the fall of the Soviet Union until early 2000. They were reburied in the fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Ella I of Russia

Secular name: Ella Fargatovna Babkina
Born January 5th 1906
Death July 1st 1992
Spouse Tsar Alexei II (No Revolutionary Russia)

Tsarevich Andrei Alekseyevich Romanov

Grand Duchess Valentina Alekseyeva Romanova

Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseyeva Romanova


Ella Fargatovna Babkina (1906- 1928)

Duchess/ Tsarevna Ella Romanova (1928-1929) Since marriage  with the Tsarevich to Alexei's Tsar coronation

Ella I of Russia, Tsarina of all the Russias (1929-1939) Consort Tsarina, since Alexei's coronation to Monarchy abolition.

Ella Mirren (Identity adopted during WWII)

Ella Babkina (1970-1992)

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