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History meme: (1/5) Assassinations ➝ "The Romanov family"

On the night of July 17th, 1918, a telegram was delivered to the house with orders to execute the Tsar and his family. The Romanov’s were awoken and ordered to dress. They were led into the basement of the house where the charges as follows were read to them.”Nikolai Aleksandrovich, in view of the fact that your relatives are continuing their attack on Soviet Russia, the Ural Executive Committee has decided to execute you…” During the reading the Tsar said, “What?” as the firing squad raised their weapons Empress Alexandra and her daughter Olga tried to cross themselves but were unable to due to the gunfire.

Nicholas was shot multiple times in the chest, the Empress was killed by a gunshot to the back of the head she was killed in the first barage of gunfire with her husband. The daughters of the Tsar had bullets bounce off of them due to the Russian royal jewels sewn into their clothes but they were stabbed with bayonets. Olga died from a gunshot wound to the head, Maria and Anastasia were crouching against the wall of the basement with their hands covering their heads. Maria was shot and killed while Anastasia was bayoneted to death.

Their executioner, a man named Yakov Yurovsky shot and killed the Tsar himself then killed Tatina with a single gunshot wound to the back of the head and her brother Alexei was the last member of the family to be shot. He had survived the initial barrage and bayoneting due to him wearing a shirt containing jewels but shot twice in the back of the head behind the right ear by Yurovsky.

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