Death of a Tsar: Romanov Execution - Preface

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Photograph of Nicholas II of Russia with the family (left to right): Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra Fyodorovna, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana in 1913. Portrait by the Levitsky Studio, Livadiya, Ukraine.  Today the original photograph is held at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

On July 16,
a telegram in previously
agreed-upon language
came from Perm
containing the order
to exterminate the Romanovs

Yakov Yurovsky 
Chief Executioner

 

Before an execution, there's supposed to be a trial. Before a trial, there's supposed to be a crime.

What was the crime of 13-year-old Alexis, heir to the Russian throne? What was the crime of Anastasia and his other sisters?

  • No crime.
  • No trial.
  • No justice.

This is their story.

Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D.

Original Release Date:  February, 2001
Updated Quarterly, or as Needed

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