The end of the Romanovs

17 July 2013

The Imperial Family, murdered on this day, 17th July 1918.


‘Alexei took his first bath since Tobolsk; his knee is getting better, but he still cannot straighten it completely. The weather is warm and pleasant. We have absolutely no news from the outside.’

Final entry in the journal of Nicholas II, Ekaterinburg, 13th July 1918.

Empress Alexandra and her son, Alexei, who was known within the family as ‘Baby’.


‘Grey morning, later lovely sunshine. Baby has a slight cold. All went out 1/2 hour in the morning, Olga & I arranged our medicines. Tatiana read spiritual reading. They went out. Tatiana stayed with me & we read Book of prophet Amos and prophet Audios. Tatted. Every morning the Komendant comes to our rooms, at last after a week brought eggs again for Baby.

8 supper.

Suddenly Lenka Sednev was fetched to go & see his Uncle & flew off – wonder whether it’s true & we shall see the boy back again!

Played bezique with Nicky.

10 1/2 to bed. 15 degrees.’

Final entry in the journal of Empress Alexandra, Ekaterinburg, 16th July 1918.

One of the last known photographs of Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchess Tatiana and Grand Duchess Olga, taken in Tobolsk in spring 1918.

The last known photograph of the Tsarevich Alexei and his sister, Grand Duchess Olga, taken during their journey from Tobolsk to Ekaterinburg, May 1918.

The last known photograph of Grand Duchess Anastasia, taken during the journey from Tobolsk to Ekaterinburg, May 1918.

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