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Death of the Romanov Family - Execution in Siberia

WARNING:  THIS CLIP CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE AND RECREATED SCENES OF THE ROMANOVS' EXECUTION.  PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

When the Imperial family is awakened during the middle of the night, they are told to get ready to leave the Ipatiev House.  Hopeful that the "White Russian" army - loyal to the Tsar - has "broken through," the family can only hope that rescue is finally possible.

Instead, they are ordered into the cellar.  At about 3:30 in the morning, on the 16th of July, 1918, they learn their fate. 

Three hundred years of Romanov rule ends with their execution.

Note the differences between the scene, as portrayed in the film, and the historical record:

Four servants were executed with the Romanov family.  They were: Dr. Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova (the family's maid), Ivan Kharitonov (the family's cook) and Alexei Trupp (the family's footman). 

The chief executioner told the family, just before they were shot, that they were to be executed.

 


Media Credits

Clip from the 1971 film, Nicholas and Alexandra, copyright Horizon Pictures and Sony Pictures, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the film.  With a run time of 183 minutes, it is available for online viewing via various sources, including Amazon (via the above link).

Director
Franklin J. Schaffner

Producer  
  
Sam Spiegel

Screenplay

James Goldman

Based on the book by:
Robert K. Massie

Starring    

Michael Jayston - Tsar Nicholas II
Janet Suzman - Alexandra

Music by:   

Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography

Freddie Young

Studio

Horizon Pictures

Distributor

Columbia Pictures

Release date: 

December 30, 1971

Run time:

189 minute

 

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