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

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

Last known photograph of Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna before their deaths.
Last known photograph of Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna before their deaths. circa 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 lime. It started to seem like fog beyond the windows. Went to take a walk at 3 ½ and at 4.10 they chased us inside. There was not one extra soldier in the garden. The head guard did not speak to us since all this time one of the commissars was in the garden watching us, him and the guard! The weather was very nice, but the rooms got gloomy. Only the dining room benefitted because they took down the rug outside the window! Sednev has a cold with fever.

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