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Old 06-09-2009, 01:03 PM
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Grand Duke Mikhail (1878-1918) [brother of Nicholas II]


Dearest Misha,The Grand Duke Mikhail,youngest brother of Nicky,was officially rehabilitated,along with his british valet & secretary
Brian Johnson,by the Kremlin today thus acknowledging that their slaughtering and persecution was illegal.

Both Misha and Johnson were murdered on june 12th 1918,91 years to the day this friday.Neither one has been found since.

The faithful British servant murdered by the Bolsheviks as he stuck by his Romanov master has his name cleared | Mail Online
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:23 PM
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I am glad the truth is finally acknowledged.
At the time of the Grand Duke's death, the Bolsheviks maintained that 'the people of Ural, angered by exploitation of the working classes, took the justice into their own hands', although no one really believed that tale. Everyone knew that the Grand Duke was killed on Cheka's orders.

In a documentary which was aired here several years ago, it was alleged that the Grand Duke begged his executioners to at least save the lives of his secretary and valet but they were afraid leaving any witnesses, so the Grand Duke had to witness their death, before he himself was murdered.
The bodies were 'destroyed', which some take to understand that they were burned. Although they may well be buried somewhere; Ural is a pretty big place and if one wants to hide something, it is not that difficult.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:41 PM
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