Friday, May 26, 2006

VANISHINGS: The Romanovs

On March 2, 1917, Tsar Nicholas II, head of the Russian Romanov dynasty, was forced to abdicate after 23 years. The vast country was in the throes of revolution. The Imperial Family was exiled to Siberia, and a year later, moved to Ekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains.

By the summer of 1918, the Tsar, his wife, 4 daughters and son had vanished. Finally, in October 1994, DNA testing put an end to speculation as to the fate of the Tsar and his family. In 1995, their remains were finally laid to rest.


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