Romanov Dynasty Ended 94 Years Ago This Week

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Peter and Paul Cathedral where czars, including Nicholas II,
are buried, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Former Czar Nicholas II and his family were killed in Yekaterinburg on July 16 or 17, 1918. The whereabouts of their bodies was unknown for years until they were discovered in 1979. The bodies were exhumed in 1991, and today are buried in a special chapel in Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. Nicholas et al. apparently couldn’t be laid to rest with the other czars in Peter and Paul Cathedral because he had abdicated prior to his death.

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The interior of Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

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The grave of Czar Nicholas and family, executed in 1918
and now buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral
in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

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Grave marker for Anastasia Romanov
at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

© 2012 by Lori Tripoli

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