Lithography by Unknown Artist of Xenia Ivanovna Shestova (Kseniya) (Nun Marfa-Martha) (1560-27 Jan 1631 age 49) Russia, mother of Tsar Mikhail I Fyodorovich Romanov (1596-1645 age 49). In the 1st years of Mikhail I’s Reign Xenia-Marfa strongly influenced him. She put her relatives the Saltykovs in important government posts. The return of her husband Fyodor Nikitich Romanov (Patriarch Filaret-Philaretes) (12 Nov 1553-1 Oct 1633 age 65) from Poland in 1619 ended Saltykovs corrution.
Nikolay,son of Nikolay I,called The Eldest. He was a brilliant engineer and devoted his life to Russian Army and Cavalry. In his youth he was in love with the princess of Prussia, but the marriage failed.At the age of 24 he has to marry Duchess Alexandra Frederika of Oldenburg, who was also a great granddaughter of Emperor Pavel I of Russia, so Nikolay The Eldest was her uncle. The marriage was unhappy,Nikolay got a mistress, claimed his wife in breach of faith and withdrew her out of palace