Recreated In 3D: The Basement Room Where The Russian Royals Were Murdered
Written By Olga Gertcyk, The Siberian Times
It was here in a cellar room with striped wallpaper that abdicated Tsar Nicholas II, his empress Alexandra and their five children were shot dead on the night of 16-17 July 1918.
The house in Yekaterinburg had been their home as captives of the Bolsheviks for 78 days after a period when they were held in Siberia after the two revolutions of 1917.
In 1977 the house was razed on the orders of Boris Yeltsin, then the local Communist Party head, who would later be the first president of the Russian Federation after the fall of the Soviet Union; Moscow had become concerned that it was seen as a place of pilgrimage for Soviet citizens…
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