The last photograph of Roman von Ungern-Sternberg alive before he was carried away and executed for treason against the Motherland and attempting to destabilize the government. After Savinkov's rise to power, the Mad Baron refused to recognize the Vozhd as the leader of Russia, and declared that he would only follow the will of Gramd Duke Kirill Romanov, the legitimate heir to the Russian throne and, in Sternberg's view, the only rightful ruler of Russia. Following this decision, he would try to make Mongolia less reliant on the aid of foreign nations through a series of modernization programs throughout the country. He would also expand his realm by invading and conquering the Ma Clique, Kumul Khanate, and the Xinjiang Clique. This would later result in further unrest in these lands, and Sternberg responded through a series of ethnic cleansings that killed tens of thousands of Chinese in Sternberg's domain. Eventually, Savinkov decided to rid himself of this minor thorn in his side, and began a surprise invasion of Mongolia in 1941. The Mad Baron's armies were completely overwhelmed by the modernized Russian army, and he would be captured during the assault on Urga. The Mad Baron was given a swift military trial, where he was found guilty of all charges and sentenced to death. Sternberg was dragged into the middle of the city, and he was swiftly executed in front of a large crowd. His body was then burned, leaving nothing behind of the former ruler of Mongolia. Sternberg's death would completely unravel the country, as his conquered lands managed to defeat his remaining men and reclaim their independence, and Mongolia would be officially annexed into the Russian State a week after his execution.