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The folio commemorates the survival of the Imperial family from a train derailment on October 17, 1888. While en route from Sevastopol to Moscow the Imperial train crashed on to an embankment at the Borki station near Kharkov. Twenty-two passengers were killed and thirty-five injured, but the Imperial family escaped unscathed due to the heroic actions of the tsar. By lifting the roof of the Imperial carriage, the tsar enabled the Imperial family to escape. Unknown at the time, the tsar suffered a severe bruise to his kidney, which would contribute to his death six years later. A church dedicated to St. Andrew of Crete was subsequently built at Borki to commemorate the escape of the Imperial family.