Thursday, July 17, 2008

Russian Imperial Family

This is a photograph of the Russian Royal Family, taken in about 1913. The man in the photo is Tsar Nicholas II. The small boy is Alexia. I believe Anastasia is the girl on the right of the picture. The family was executed on this day, July 17, in the year 1918 by Bolshevik revolutionaries. There is some speculation that the execution was ordered by Lenin himself.

1 comment:

  1. The children were Olga, Tatiana, Marie, Anastasia, Alexia. Nicholas II was married to Alexandra Fedorovna, a minor German princess who was the grand daughter of Queen Victoria of England. This whole time period and the involvement of Gregory Rasputin in the Russian royal family is really fascinating.