Motorcyclists and Comrades of the Russian Empire celebrating Easter. Two motorcycle rear wheel stands helped in making of a table.
1914 or 1915 Indians. They’re both Hedstrom engines, so 1915 or earlier models, not 1916. It’s a time of the First World War, the photo could be taken at any time during WW1 after 1915. The Tsars collection of motorcycles was growing.
Vodka on Easter, a fine family tradition!
Nicholas II or Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov, known in the Russian Orthodox Church as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer, was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917.
The tsar was a forward-thinking man, and was aware of the industrial revolution that would sweep all before it, and as Juris said, the motorcycles ALWAYS go first!
There are several accounts of what happened, and historians have not agreed on a solid, confirmed scope of events. You can do your own studies.
sources: Debbie Eyges, Barry Oliver, Vladimir Krutko, internet