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Old 07-15-2008, 01:09 PM
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Murder of the Imperial Family 17 July 1918





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This week many will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the murders at Ekaterinenburg.
On occasion of which a communiqué of the secretariat in Moscow of HH Prince Dmitri Romanov and the Representative in St.Petersburg of the Romanov Family Association:

"In respectfull remembrance of the tenth anniversary of the solemn re-burial in the St.Peter and St.Paul Cathedral in St.Petersburg of the victims of the massacre that took place in Ekatarinenburg,and of the ninetieth anniversary of this tragedy suffered by the Imperial Family
and their suite,I wish to let it be known that - just as it has been since 1998 - I have decided to hold a solemn religious ceremony on july 17th 2008 at the St.Peter and Paul Cathedral,St.Petersburg.

I therefore request all those - in Russia or abroad - who wish to participate in this act of deep respect for the Imperial Family and the glorious history of Russia,to join me this 17th of july at the St.Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Prince Dmitri Romanov."

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:04 AM
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The German magazine "Spiegel" has published a video on its website with facts on the murder, some ancient picture, some statements ... unfortunatly all in German:
Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

Please use the following words to search the video:

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:35 PM
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:36 PM
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Russian Orthodox Churches have been holding services to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the murder of their last royal family.

Russia Remembers The Romanovs Ninety Years On | World News | Sky News
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There's a service at an Orthodox Cathedral here tomorrow. I might pop along. I find it amazing that the Romanovs are still remembered and mourned with affection all these years later whilst Lenin is reviled and hated.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:52 PM
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There's a service at an Orthodox Cathedral here tomorrow. I might pop along. I find it amazing that the Romanovs are still remembered and mourned with affection all these years later whilst Lenin is reviled and hated.
Lenin ought to be reviled and hated. Along with Stalin.
Lenin's crass remark about KK that the revolution didn't need any historians, that rankles.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:59 PM
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Let the Romanovs rest in peace beautifully. They deserve the respect and honor they should have always had in 90 years. Forever in heaven for all eternity!

Russians flock to commemorate murder of last Tsar - Yahoo! Canada News
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:38 PM
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Today's CNN story about 90th anniversary and DNA evidence for the last two bodies found:

90 years on, Russia remembers slain royals - CNN.com
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When will the remains be laid to rest?
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:01 AM
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Most certainly not this year,to short a time.According to Princess Olga Romanov it might very well be next year,meanwhile a family representative is for meetings regarding in Russia.
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There's a service at an Orthodox Cathedral here tomorrow. I might pop along. I find it amazing that the Romanovs are still remembered and mourned with affection all these years later whilst Lenin is reviled and hated.
Lenin as well as Stalin is not hated anong all russians. most part of them still think that they were useful to the country.

romanovs will be remembered by religious people as they represent the symbol of martyrdom.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:52 AM
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Oddly, another anniversary of sorts

A day after the 90th anniversary of these deaths, comes the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

For some reason, as I was listening to NPR this morning, that juxtaposition struck me. It makes the events at the Ipatiev house somehow less distant in the past.
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Perhaps we can stop the discussion on Stalin and Lenin, considering we are remembering the 90th anniversary o the murder of the Imperial Family this might not be the most appropriate thread to discuss these men.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:16 PM
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Courtesy dear Laura Mabee:

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Massacre of the Russian royals: Horrific last hours of a dynasty | Mail Online

interesting article about a new book with some details i don't remember reading about.

*quote from article

*These were not the only potions on which the Tsaritsa was reliant. Plagued by migraines, heart palpitations, insomnia and sciatica, she was hopelessly addicted to a whole range of drugs. She had long ago admitted to being 'saturated' with Veronal, a barbiturate. She also took morphine and cocaine for menstrual pain.

It has been speculated that the Tsar, too, was cushioned from reality by narcotics. It was said that his childlike indifference to losing the throne was the result of smoking a mixture of hashish and the psychoactive herb henbane, administered by a Tibetan doctor, recommended by Rasputin, to counter stress and insomnia

*Since April, the 13-year-old had been suffering from a recurring haemorrhage in his knee, causing him agonising pain. Doctors had already cautioned that Alexey would not reach 16 because of his debilitating illness, but he seemed now at death's door. The family was exhausted by a relentless round of all-night sessions at his beside. Eventually, the splint was taken off his leg, and he could be carried out to the garden, but he would never walk again.

*July 4, there was an abrupt change in the House. The authorities were concerned that a rescue attempt was being plotted by royalists, and the guards were changed. There was another reason for this, and for the Tsar and Tsaritsa, it was a shocking one.

On June 27, Maria, the most flirtatious and attractive of the Grand Duchesses, had been discovered, during an inspection by commanders, in a compromising situation with guard Ivan Skorokhodov.

He had smuggled in a cake for her 19th birthday, and their friendship had developed quickly in the boredom of the house. Skorokhodov was sent to the city's prison, while Maria, an elegant young woman with light brown hair and mischievous blue eyes - was reprimanded by her family.

Tragically, in their final weeks together, her eldest sister, Olga, and her mother froze her out, refusing to speak to her as punishment for disgracing them.

*The mood grew increasingly ugly - 45 members of the local Orthodox diocese were murdered, their eyes gouged out, tongues and ears hacked off and their mangled bodies thrown in the river.

*A guard described the Tsar's 'melancholy' aspect, of outward calm and dignity, that crumpled when he though he was unobserved. He would watch his children play, his soft blue eyes full of tears. For her part, the Tsaritsa was a broken woman. Gone were her delicate features and lovely golden hair.

*In Britain, George V had withdrawn his earlier offer of asylum for the family, and three days' before the execution was blithely attending a cricket match at Lord's

*a man walked towards the Tsar and shot him at point-blank range in the chest

* Half drunk, the guards shot clumsily, hitting the Tsaritsa in the left side of her skull

*None of the Romanov girls died a quick or painless death. Maria was felled by a bullet in the thigh, and lay bleeding until repeated stabbing in the torso snuffed out her life. Her sisters were eventually finished off with an 8in bayonet, Olga having been shot in the jaw, and Tatiana in the back of the head as she tried to escape

*Last of the women to die was Anastasia.....Yurovsky, took his gun to her head.

*Yurovsky fired his Colt into the boy's head, and he slumped against his father.

*It had taken a frenzied 20 minutes to kill the Romanovs and their servants.
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Just reading it, even though we all know what took place, makes your blood run cold. If only they could have died straight away it would have been much easier on them. Innocent young girls and a ill boy I'm sure Moscow would have been proud!
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Just reading it, even though we all know what took place, makes your blood run cold. If only they could have died straight away it would have been much easier on them. Innocent young girls and a ill boy I'm sure Moscow would have been proud!
Horrifying & sickening,just imagine Michael.
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I cannot begin to think what must have ran through their minds in those last few seconds/minutes. Does not bear thinking about.
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it is awful and Sad yet there are safe now .
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