GRAND DUKE MICHAEL ALEXANDROVICH: SEARCH FOR REMAINS UPDATE

 GRAND DUKE MICHAEL ALEXANDROVICH: SEARCH FOR REMAINS UPDATE   Presidential archives have been opened to the international group of researchers from SEARCH Foundation, Inc., who are looking for the remains of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich and his friend and secretary Nikolai Johnson. Both were murdered by a group of Bolsheviks…

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EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA AND OTMA: MATCHING BRACELETS

EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA AND OTMA: MATCHING BRACELETS   Yakov Yurovsky: “Alexandra Feodorovna loudly expressed her displeasure when I wanted to remove from her wrist a gold bracelet that was tightly fastened there and which was impossible to remove without the help of some tool. She announced that she has been…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: OTMA TROIKA

ROMANOV FAMILY: OTMA TROIKA   From the memoirs of Sofia Yakovlevna Ofrosimova:    “Behind me I can hear the ringing of bells… I turn and see a slowly moving familiar troika. In the sleigh are four [young] Grand Duchesses with Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. The sleigh is sliding on the…

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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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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: ALEXEI ROMANOV. 3 APRIL, 1918

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: ALEXEI ROMANOV. 3 APRIL, 1918   1918 letter from Alexei Romanov: To Kolya (Tobolsk, 3 April, 1918). Dear Niki, I am very grateful for the cannon. I hope that we will see each other soon. Regards to Mother, Grandmother and Fefer. My handwriting…

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