"The tragedy of the Tsar's family will only end when the family is declared victims of political repression."Nicholas abdicated in 1917 as revolutionary fervor swept Russia, and he and his family were detained. They were shot by a firing squad on July 17, 1918, in the basement of the Yekaterinburg house where they were being held. Story.
-German Lukyanov, a lawyer for royal descendants.
In Memory of an innocent family...More
MOSCOW - For nine decades after Bolshevik executioners gunned down Czar Nicholas II and his family, there were no traces of the remains of Crown Prince Alexei, the hemophiliac heir to Russia's throne... More.
Today, DNA tests have solved the mystery by identifying bone shards, as remains of Crown Prince Alexei & his sister, Grand Duchess Maria. Story
From the Painter's Side of Russia... More.
I've grown fond of Russian people and culture... My visit (soon) will be truly like going home... I dedicate this first day of May, to Russia...