This site is fascinating and exquisite. With a beautifully detailed timeline you can trace Russia back to the Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev in 988, to the Fall of Nicholas II in 1918. There is very in-depth information and imagery to go along with the timeline.
I think you will love the multimedia section more than the timeline. With 17 images from history about the Tsars (a name derived from “Caesar”), and a movie, game and screensaver, they give you what you need from their multimedia collection. This is a great sampling of all the elements that bring this together.
This history of this is remarkable, time spanning and notable. Enjoy!