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Grand Duchesses Anastasia and Maria with lilacs in Livadia, Crimea. 💜 🎨Coloured by NatsaFan on DA🎨

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (1868-1929), born Princess Anastasia Petrović-Njegoš, was the wife of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich "Nikolasha". She was first married to George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg. Anastasia was also sister of Grand Duchess Militsa. #anastasianikolaevna

On July 17, 1918, shortly after midnight, Yakov Yurovsky, the head Bolshevik captor of the royal family awoke his prisoners and asked them to go down in the house basement to take shelter. He said that the white army were encircling the city and that battle was imminent.
Former Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, their four daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, Tsarevich Alexei, and their faithful: Doctor Botkin, lady-in-waiting Anna Demidova, cooker Kharitonof and footman Trupp quickly woke up. After getting themselves ready, the prisoners went down in the house basement under Yurovsky's leadership to a cellar room where he asked them to wait so that he could prepare their departure towards a safer place. Outside, the Romanovs could hear an engine noise. Yurovsky disappeared. For the prisoners, the waiting was prolonged. Alexandra asked for some chairs. Someone brought them two. Suddenly, Yurovsky entered the room with 10 militia, armed with rifles and pistols, who formed a killing rank. All testimonies about the murder mention a note written by Yurovsky and that was quickly read by him to Romanov just before the execution. On the other hand, the content of the note is more discussed. Yurovsky claims to have said something like "Nicholas Alexandrovitch, your friends have tried to save you but they did not succeed and we are obliged to put you to death". These words make reference to the differents plots (real or imagined by the Soviets to justify the execution) which would have been made to free Romanovs during their captivity. This version was kept by the judge Sokolov in his work and by Pierre Gilliard in his book. Other witnesses or sources have a different point of view. According to them, the note sounded like "Because your relatives in Europe carry on their attacks against the Soviet Russia, the Executive committee of Ural had decided to shoot you".

This coloring is so beautiful and life like ❤️❤️ Grand Duchesses Maria and Anastasia, The Little Pair, picking flowers in 1908. 💚💐 Picture is colored by: VelkokneznaMaria on DA
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Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Nikolaevna, 1906
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The Imperial Family with their Hessian relatives at Wolfsgarten, 1910
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The youngest children of the Last Russian Emperor having little cute moment. 💙 Anastasia was Alexei's dearest companion, and probably, his favorite sister. 💖✨🌹 #anastasianikolaevna #alexeinikolaevich #grandduchess #anastasia #and #tsesarevich #alexei #of #russia #brotherandsister #adorable #kids #whitedress #sailoruniform #flowers #cutemoment #vintage #colored #portrait #imperialrussia #russianroyalty #russianhistory #династияромановых
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The first and the fourth daughters of the last Russian Tsar - Grand Duchesses Olga and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanovs smiling cheerfully at the brownie camera, ca. 1910s
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At about 1 a.m. on July 17, 1918, in a fortified mansion in the town of Ekaterinburg, in the Ural Mountains, the Romanovs—ex-tsar Nicholas II, ex-tsarina Alexandra, their five children, and their four remaining servants, including the loyal family doctor, Eugene Botkin—were awoken by their Bolshevik captors and told they must dress and gather their belongings for a swift nocturnal departure. The White armies, which supported the tsar, were approaching; the prisoners could already hear the boom of the big guns. They gathered in the cellar of the mansion, standing together almost as if they were posing for a family portrait. Alexandra, who was sick, asked for a chair, and Nicholas asked for another one for his only son, 13-year-old Alexei. Two were brought down. They waited there until, suddenly, 11 or 12 heavily armed men filed ominously into the room.

What happened next—the slaughter of the family and servants—was one of the seminal events of the 20th century, a wanton massacre that shocked the world and still inspires a terrible fascination today. A 300-year-old imperial dynasty, one marked by periods of glorious achievement as well as staggering hubris and ineptitude, was swiftly brought to an end. But while the Romanovs' political reign was over, the story of the line's last ruler and his family was most certainly not.
The first three photos show The Romanov family, next is Ivan Kharitonov, Alexei Trupp, Anna Demidova, Eugene Botkin. ~Боже, Царя храни!✨

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