Anastasias Album by Hugh BrewsterShielded from St Petersburg society, the last tsars four daughters enjoyed a simple life of almost cloudless happiness. Their evenings were spent with their parents, reading aloud and pasting snapshots into albums. Drawing on these precious personal keepsakes - long hidden in Russian archives - this work offers a glimpse into the intimate family life of the last Romanovs. Illustrated in scrapbook style with Anastasias own letters, photographs and watercolours, this album brings the youngest of the tsars daughters to life - a tomboy who scrambled up snowy mountains to sled down on a silver tray. Letters from Anastasias final heartbreaking days in captivity show that even the filthy conditions and the brutal treatment of her revolutionary jailers could not shake her faith.
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For all we know of Anna Anderson's life, consider what we know of Anastasia's death — and where that story came from. Skip navigation! After years of imperial rule, the Romanov empire ended in a chaos of gunfire and bayonets. Two years later, a nameless woman jumped off a bridge in Berlin. Pulled from the Landwehr Canal by police officers after her failed suicide attempt, "Madame Unknown" was soon brought to Dalldorf Asylum with no papers in her pockets, no labels on her clothes, and a silent refusal to identify herself. There, she remained for two years.
The Russian Imperial Romanov family Emperor Nicholas II , his wife Empress Alexandra and their five children Olga , Tatiana , Maria , Anastasia , and Alexei and all those who chose to accompany them into imprisonment—notably Eugene Botkin , Anna Demidova , Alexei Trupp and Ivan Kharitonov , according to the conclusion of the investigator Sokolov , were shot and bayoneted to death   in Yekaterinburg on the night of 16—17 July Their bodies were then taken to the Koptyaki forest where they were stripped and mutilated. Following the February Revolution , the Romanov family and their loyal servants were imprisoned in the Alexander Palace before being moved to Tobolsk and then Yekaterinburg, where they were killed, allegedly at the express command of Vladimir Lenin. The burial site was discovered in by an amateur sleuth ,  but the existence of the remains was not made public until , during the glasnost period. They were reburied in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg in ,  80 years after they were killed, in a funeral that was not attended by key members of the Russian Orthodox Church , who disputed the authenticity of the remains.
Russian forensic experts have been examining the remains, discovered under a mound near Yekaterinburg by amateur archaeologists last August, and say that early findings gave credence to the royal claims. On Vladimir Lenin's orders, a Bolshevik firing squad executed 11 members of the Royal family and their retinue in Nine corpses discovered under a cart track in a forest near Yekaterinburg were disinterred in and DNA from four of the female bodies matched samples provided by the Duke of Edinburgh, a great great nephew of Tsarina Alexandra. But two corpses - those of Alexei and one of his sisters - were missing, further fuelling the romantic conspiracies that had already spawned several films and impostor claims, most notably from the Polish factory worker Anna Anderson, who sought to pass herself off as Anastasia. Last summer amateur archaeologists using the testimonies of some of the executioners discovered bone fragments and jars of acid close to the main burial sites. Where all roads lead to Romanov.
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Romanov Family Tribute - *(Large Colored Photos Collection)*
It was, in my opinion, the best animated film Disney never made, and it was one of the most magical because it was able to turn a tragic story into something magical and triumphant. If you have never heard of the real Anastasia or the story of her death, you may want to buckle up. The murder of the Romanov family is connected to one of the most major political uprisings in the 20th century, the Russian Revolution comprised of the February and October Revolutions , and it is also one of the most haunting politically motivated executions. Anastasia was not the only one murdered by Russian militia; it was also her three older sisters, her younger brother, and her parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. The lives of the Romanov family were short and, for a brief time, incredibly happy and privileged. Sadly, it is their demise and the legend they leave behind that we need to remember, if only because of how significant that legend is. The Romanovs were the most powerful family — politically, economically and so forth — in Russia for more than years.