Wilton Robert - The last days of the Romanovs

Author : Wilton Robert
Title : The last days of the Romanovs How Tsar Nicholas II and Russia's Imperial Family Were Murdered
Year : 1921

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In the night of July 16-17, 1918, Bolshevik secret police murdered Russia' s Jast emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, along with his wife, Tsaritsa Alexandra, their 14-year-old son, Tsarevich Alexei, and their four daughters. They were eut down in a hail of gunfire in a half-cellar room of the house in Ekaterinburg, a city in the Ural mountain region, where they were being held prisoner. The daughters were finished off with bayonets. To prevent a cult for the dead Tsar, the bodies were carted away to the countryside and hastily buried in a secret grave. Bolshevik authorities at first reported that the Romanov emperor had been shot after the discovery of a plot to liberale him. For many years Soviet historians claimed that local Bolsheviks had acted on their own in can-ying out the killings, and that Lenin, founder of the Soviet state, had nothing to do with the crime. In 1990, Moscow playwright and historian Edvard Radzinsky announced the result of his detailed investigation into the murders. He unearthed the reminiscences of Lenin's bodyguard, Alexei Akimov, who recounted how he personally delivered Lenin's execution order to the telegraph office. The telegram was also signed by Soviet govemment chief Yakov Sverdlov. Akirnov had saved the original telegraph tape as a record of the secret order. Radzinsky's research confirms what had long been suspected. Leon Trotsky - one of Lenin's closest colleagues - had reported decades earlier that Sverdlov told hirn in 1918 that Sverdlov and Lenin jointly decided to have the Tsar and his family put to death. ...

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