KOLYA DEREVENKO’S STORY

KOLYA DEREVENKO’S  STORY   I was a little boy, just twelve years old. I did not know of the evil in people’s souls. We were living at the Popov house near the Ipatiev house. In the middle of the summer of 1918, I was afraid and worried for Alexei. I…

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THE ROMANOV FAMILY: LAST PRAYER SERVICE AT THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE.

THE ROMANOV FAMILY: LAST PRAYER SERVICE AT THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE Testimony of Father [Protoirei] Ioann Storozhev (as given to investigator Nikolai Sokolov)   Around 8 o’clock in the morning on 14 July, a soldier came to see me, and requested I serve obednitza at the Ipatiev house. At…

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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: NICHOLAS II – 2 MAY, 1918

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: NICHOLAS II – 2 MAY, 1918     From the 1918 diary of Nicholas II: 2 May. Wednesday.  The application of the “prisoner” schedule continued and expressed itself in that an old housepainter had painted over all our windows in all the rooms with…

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ROMANOV FAMILY REMAINS UPDATE: SAMPLES FROM ALEXANDER III NOW IN POSSESSION OF SCIENTISTS

ROMANOV FAMILY REMAINS UPDATE: SAMPLES FROM ALEXANDER III NOW IN POSSESSION OF SCIENTISTS     Genetic samples from the remains of Tsar Alexander III have been transferred to several laboratories for comparison with the remains of his son Nicholas II. The remains of two younger children of the last Russian Tsar, Grand Duchess Maria…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: STREET WHERE THEY WERE MURDERED IN EKATERINBURG WILL BE RENAMED

ROMANOV FAMILY: STREET WHERE THEY WERE MURDERED IN EKATERINBURG WILL BE RENAMED   Members of the committee of the Ekaterinburg street naming decided to rename the street to Tsarskaya.  On this street once stood the house of engineer Ipatiev once stood – where the entire Russian imperial family and their servants had been murdered…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: “HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE” – THE IPATIEV HOUSE IN EKATERINBURG

 ROMANOV FAMILY: “HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE” – THE IPATIEV HOUSE IN EKATERINBURG In spring of 1918, the Romanov family was moved to Ekaterinburg, a city in Russia’s Urals. There they were held captive in a house which belonged to engineer Ipatiev, where they would ultimately be killed. The words “Ipatiev house” have since become associated with…

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