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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Murder → Murdering of Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family

Nicholas II of Russia (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and Grand Duke of Finland. Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their children were executed (they were shot) in the house of a Yekaterinburg merchant (Ipatiev house) by Bolshevik revolutionaries on 17 July 1918. Since then, there have been rumours that one or more of the Romanovs had survived the massacre. ...Nicholas was the first to die. He was shot with multiple bullets to the head and chest. The last ones to die were Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga, and Maria, who were wearing several pounds of diamonds within their clothing, thus rendering them bullet-resistant to an extent. They were speared with bayonets. The head of the execution squad was Yakov Yurovsky. Nine bodies were dumped in the muddy forest outside the Russian city of Ekaterinburg, their faces smashed to prevent recognition, their flesh destroyed in a wash of sulfuric acid. The remains of all the family and their retainers with the exception of two of the children were later found in 1991. We do believe that one of Nicholas II's children, Anastasia Romanov, may have survived. You will see in the images: the Ipatiev house in Ekaterinburg in 1918, at the time of the Romanovs' captivity; the death scene; Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk) - the Ipatiev House - destroyed on Moscow's order, 1977; diagram of the grave outside Ekaterinburg; the pit during excavation; the tsar computerized; Russian forensics at work; the site of the murders (1991).

In 1991, nine skeletons were found in a shallow grave in Ekaterinburg, Russia. They were believed to be the remains of the Romanov family. The British Forensic Science Service worked with the Russian authorities to investigate. Using samples of the bones, they performed DNA analysis and this established that the bodies were a family group. The forensic team also analysed the mitochondrial DNA, which is easier to extract from bones and survives for longer than chromosomal DNA. This can be used to test relationships between individuals who are several generations apart. By comparing the DNA of the bodies with the DNA of near relatives of the Romanovs alive today, scientists concluded that the bodies were indeed those of the last Tsar and his family.

Wiki Article: Nicholas II of Russia

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Intervent, you'll burn in hell if you won't repent for your dirty words
2009-08-08 07:21:49

Great. There goes the Russians' only hope for a competitive capitalist society. Had they never done so, Russia would be a ponderous nation nowadays.
2009-07-31 08:49:44

The girls were hot chicks even according to modern standards. I hope the bolshevicks have used them properly before execution
If they not - what a terrible waste!
2009-07-19 23:48:51

Burn in hell, fucking Jewish communist murders
2009-06-13 11:14:44

Those fuckhead!
2009-06-01 20:11:01

jack the ripper
rest in pieces
2009-04-18 10:11:52

wow is riduculus

2009-03-30 22:40:23

Hey drlmg...the one on the far left in that pic is Tatiana. She was second oldest.
2009-02-02 03:25:04

The girls - women of the family certainly were beautiful. Especially given the fact that for some reason women from that time period were not particularly known for their beauty (strictly my opinion). I am not a homosexual so don't get me wrong, the father and son were handsome as well.
I know nothing of this family or Russian history pertaining to them but was the Tsar a tyrant or something of the sort? Was the murder of him and his family strictly for power?
IMO the girl on the far left in the bottom pic is especially beautiful. I like her eyes.
2009-02-01 20:21:49

Grand Duchess Maria was a real beauty. She is second from left in the first pic and second from right in the last pic.
2009-01-14 15:16:29

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