And active donors can earn titles such as Doctor, tsar, Sir, or Dame.
He hosted him in the one-time office of tsar Nicholas II that overlooks a tropical garden and the Black Sea.
“He would have thought he should be treated like a tsar,” says Patton.
"Historically, each Russian tsar built himself a new palace," said Andrei Petrov, a researcher for Green Peace in Moscow.
“Putin cannot rule as a Russian tsar any longer—he is not in the center of total consensus,” says Pavlovsky.
Then the tsar counted down the money and took the horse away.
Otrepiev was shaken by the tsar's manner, by the ferocity of his mien.
The tsar Maiden pursues the thief, but does not succeed in catching him.
Then the tsar bade them take him to the watch-house and put him among the guards.
I had seen the tsar the year before, just after his coronation in Moscow.
1660s, the more correct Latinization of Russian czar, from prehistoric Slavic *tsesar, from a Germanic source, ultimately from Latin Caesar. See czar.
1550s, from Russian tsar, from Old Slavic tsesari, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek kaisar, from Latin Caesar. First adopted by Russian emperor Ivan IV, 1547.
The spelling with cz- is against the usage of all Slavonic languages; the word was so spelt by Herberstein, Rerum Moscovit. Commentarii, 1549, the chief early source of knowledge as to Russia in Western Europe, whence it passed into the Western Languages generally; in some of these it is now old-fashioned; the usual Ger. form is now zar; French adopted tsar during the 19th c. This also became frequent in English towards the end of that century, having been adopted by the Times newspaper as the most suitable English spelling. [OED]The Germanic form of the word also is the source of Finnish keisari, Estonian keisar. The transferred sense of "person with dictatorial powers" is first recorded 1866, American English, initially in reference to President Andrew Johnson. The fem. czarina is 1717, from Italian czarina, from Ger. Zarin, fem. of Zar "czar." The Russian fem. form is tsaritsa. His son is tsarevitch, his daughter is tsarevna.
The title of rulers or emperors of Russia from the sixteenth century until the Russian Revolution. The czars ruled as absolute monarchs (see absolute monarchy) until the early twentieth century, when a parliament was established in Russia. Czar can also be spelled tsar.
Note: The term czar is sometimes applied generally to a powerful leader or to a government administrator with wide-ranging powers.
A person appointed or elected to have great authority over a certain sport or other area; the commissioner of a sport or government department: baseball czar/ czar of boxing/ drug czar
[1890s+; fr the title of the Russian emperors; used as the nickname of T B Reed (d. 1902), authoritarian Speaker of the House of Representatives]