Ahead of the anniversary of the Romanovs' deaths, we're resurfacing our 2018 feature on Russia's last imperial family. The tragic fate of Czar Nicholas II, his wife, and their five children continues to captivate audiences, as they fell out of favor with the Russian public long before their execution by Bolsheviks in July 1918.
From July 16 to July 17, 1918, Czar Nicholas II of Russia, his wife, and his five children were shot and stabbed to death by the Bolsheviks, marking the end of the three-century-old Romanov dynasty. This brutal act of violence not only ended the lives of the imperial family but also symbolized the end of an era for Russia.
Historical accounts claim Anastasia Romanov, daughter of Czar Nicholas II, was killed, along with her family, after a Bolshevik firing squad executed them. However, the mystery surrounding her fate has led to numerous speculations and even imposters claiming to be her. Despite these claims, DNA testing in 2007 confirmed the authenticity of the remains of Anastasia and her family members.