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Bayonetted and shot by drunken assassins, the slaughter of the Russian royal family shook the world. Now a new book reveals in compelling detail the horrifying final days of the Romanovs.
As the light faded, a train halted in the siding near the remote railway station of Lyubinskaya on the Trans-Siberian railway line. The Tsar and Tsaritsa with their five children who were executed by the Bolsheviks It was the evening of April 29,and there was nothing outwardly remarkable about these first-class railway carriages, except the presence of a heavily armed guard outside their doors.
Inside sat a family whose faces have been immortalised through history book pictures. Four pale girls, in white lace, their hair tied back with satin ribbons.
A sickly little boy in a sailor suit. This was the moment of truth for the Romanovs, the Russian Imperial Family deposed by the Soviet revolution. Now, they were making their final journey.
The engine started, and the train took a decisive turn. The lingering hope inside Special Train No. The train was lumbering not towards a trial in Moscow or foreign exile, as they had believed, but to the bleak Urals. To coincide with that anniversary, their last wretched days have been chronicled in an explosive new book.
So just how did these most aristocratic of aristocrats fall so decisively from glory?
A man of limited political vision and ability, Nicholas was an unlikely king. Even in stature, at 5ft 7in, he was lacking. Fatally, he turned a blind eye to social unrest. He left his deeply unpopular wife, Alexandra, in effective political control.
He did so also because he believed it would guarantee the safety of his beloved family. Again, in this he proved calamitously naive. The family were initially placed under house arrest and then transferred to a small rural town, Tobolsk, where they retained a substantial entourage of 39 courtiers and servants.
They brought many of their Imperial Palace treasures with them, including leather-bound volumes of photographs and vintage wines from the court cellars.
Eventually, the new revolutionary high command decreed that such privilege could not be allowed in the emerging communist state. Instead, a house in Ekaterinburg was secretly prepared.Some three and a half months after his birth, following the death of Catherine II the Great, Nicholas’s father became Emperor Paul I of Russia.
Nicholas had three brothers, two of whom, the future emperor Alexander I and Constantine, were 19 and 17 years older than he.
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On July 17, , Russian Czar Nicholas II (seated, 2nd-R) and his family were killed by Bolsheviks who had held them captive for two months.
Seated, from left are Marie, Queen Alexandra, the czar. Nicholas II, Russian in full Nikolay Aleksandrovich, (born May 6 [May 18, New Style], , Tsarskoye Selo [now Pushkin], near St. Petersburg, Russia—died July 17, , Yekaterinburg), the last Russian emperor (–), who, with his wife, Alexandra, and their children, was killed by the Bolsheviks after the October Revolution.
In Yekaterinburg, Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty. The Dnieper is Europe's third longest river. It rises in Russia and flows south into Ukraine. Other major rivers in western Russia include the Don, Oka, and Sukhona.
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