‘Ritual Killing’? Probe Into Murder Of Tsar’s Family Spotlights Old ‘Anti-Semitic’ Conspiracy Theory
Written By Tom Balmforth, RFERL
Russian investigators say they are probing the possibility that Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in a “ritual killing,” appearing to give new life to an old conspiracy theory criticized by Jewish community members as blatantly anti-Semitic.
The revelation echoes a conspiracy theory that the Bolshevik Revolution 100 years ago and the murder of Nicholas II were a Jewish plot. It came to light at a conference at Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery on November 27 attended by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, that was called to discuss a new investigation into the tsar’s murder…
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