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Romanov Murders: Did Bolshevik Leaders in Moscow Order the Execution of the Imperial Family in Ekaterinburg in July 1918?

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This article gives a viewpoint on both sides of the issue if the Bolshevik leaders gave the order to execute the Romanov family in 1918. The article gives examples for they did give the orders and also examples for they didn't give the orders. There is still debate about this issue and it is giving both sides to the controversy topic.

I think this is awesome an dvery interesting about how there is many examples and view points on both sides of the topic. I was surprised at the details of each side and what other people had found about the order of the execution. I really liked this article because it showed me a diferent side other than the books side of reason for the execution.

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Anastasia Romanov

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Anastasia Romanovwas the youngest daughter of the Romanov's and the most mischievous of all the family. In her early life, she was very wacky and always made people smile when they saw her. She brightened a room when she walked in and was fun to be around. She never liked her schoolwork and would try to bribe her teachers to give her better grades. What she did like was writing poems, stories, and other types of creative writing. As she grew older, her sisters and Anastasia helped with the chores and spent their time with their family during tea time. During the war years though, the whole family was confined in a house all by themselves with there servants until they were executed by the communists.

This article was very good in understanding who Anastasia was with her personality and her living style that the book did not give me. I really liked learning how she hated her schoolwork and she was an imp who would brighten a room when she walked into it. It was interesting to learn that she may have survived from the execution and that there was one woman who said she was Anastasia but we found out that she actually was not. I was surprised that you could be so unsure if she was dead or not from the execution in the time.

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The Kitchen Boy

A Novel of the Last Tsar, written by Robert Alexander
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Alexander found the idea to make the kitchen boy about how they never found two of the Romanov's and how Leonka, the kitchen boy, left right before the Romanov's were executed. It sets the story in the eyes of Leonka about the Romanov family and how they lived in the House of Special Purpose. The website also has pictures of the house where lived the remainder of their lives and other pictures of the family.

I thought this website gave me much insight into more history about the book and what the author was trying to do in writing this book. I also liked the scrapbook in this website with all the actual people that were there in the time of the Romanovs. It was eye opening to see the actual place where the family was executed and see the bullet holes. I saw it differently in my head so it was nice to see what it actually looked like.

 

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This is a route of the Romanov family when they were alive. They lived in St. Petersburg where their original house was and where they lived most of their lives. Then, they moved down to Moscow for government reasons when Nicholas II needed to talk to other leaders and restore order. When that didn't work, the Romanov's were moved to Yekaterinburg for hiding and that is where they were executed.

It is sad that the children only were able to there late teens or early twenties.

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Mystery of the Romanovs

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Bones thought to be those of Grand Duchess Anastasia and Tsarevich Alexei are discovered by archaeologists in a Yekaterinburg forest in 2007, and scientis
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The documentary tells about the mystery of the Romanov's on how two of the family was undiscovered with the rest of the family and if they survived of if they didn't. The documentary tells about the families life and their execution and how they were buried and who found the bodies and where.

I thought it was really fascinating how they used DNA testing to figure out if the bones were actually the Romanov family. I thought it was awesome that two of the children were not with the others and the mystery that maybe they survived the execution. I was so intrigued by this documentary and I thought it was really well done.

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Romanov Dynasty

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In this cited work, it tells the history of the Romanov's from 1613-1917 when the family fell with the execution of the Romanov family. In 1894, Nicholas II gained power and ruled Russia until 1917 when his family was executed by the communist rebels.

I liked this article very much because it showed the ancestors of the Romanov's and how they came to power and how they were in real life. It showed what was going on in Russia during the Romanov ruling and how Nicholas II gained power and the history during his ruling. I could look at rulers before Nicholas II and compare his reign to others in his geneology.

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The Bielski Brothers

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In 1941, three brothers witnessed their parents and two other siblings being led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would,of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war.
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This book relates to The Kitchen Boy because it is about Russian people rebeling against communist rule in this case the Nazis.Both books feel like they have been wronged by their government and are trying to fight back and escape from the wrong doing of their own nation and other nations. These brothers were resilent against the Nazis and the Romanovs were resilent against the communist Russian power. I would liked to read this book in the future and see how much it relates to The Kitchen Boy.

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The kitchen boy is about Leonka, the kitchen boy, also named Misha in America, retelling his life to his granddaughter about his experiences with the Romanov family before they were executed. Leonka was the one that tried to help the Romanovs escape by sending secret notes to people that would try to rescue them, but one of the notes ends up in the hands of the officers and the Romanovs are executed and Leonka sees the whole thing from the outside and tries to save one of the girls but can't. Then, there is a twist ending where the granddaughter realizes that her grandfather lied to her and he was actual one of the guards of the Romanov's and he was sending them fake messages written by the communists to trick the Romanov's so they could be executed. Then he saves one of the daughters and they get married and go to America with millions of dollars of her families jewels.

This book was very suspenseful and insightful to things I already knew. I thought this book was very good and was written well. I liked how the author did his research about the family and the history was written a very interesting twist that I liked very much. I would reccommend this book to others because it was very histrorically acurate and good.

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Nicholas II

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Nicholas II was a very considerate and nice gentleman. He gained power in 1894 and he tried to bring balance back to the government but is was useless when the Japanese attacked and the riots in Russia. Because of all of this, he was forced to enclosure in Siberia with his family for protection.

I think it is really sad that nobody wanted Nicholas as their ruler because he was trying to do a good job but bad things happened while he was in rule. For example, the Japanese attacked and that drew up mobs in Russia about work and money. He also was under false security where the family thought they were in good hands in protection but then the guards that were protecting them, kill them anyways.

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History & Culture of Russia / The Path to Revolution

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In this cited work, it tells about the path of revolution in Russia. Nicholas II gained power and then the Japanese attacked and defeated much of the Russian army which gave him much unpopularity. Then, when the Russians beat the Japanese, Nicholas II tried to reverse to the original government that used to be. But, with the first world war, Russia's government grew unpopular and there were riots and battles for power.

 

This is upsetting that the Russia's own people would not want a monarchy and would rather settle for a communism government. This reminds me of our civil war where we fought the british for fair and equal rights but this war is almost the opposite.I think most people didn't know what was going to happen with Lenin and Stalin as rulers and just wanted change and it happended to be a bad thing.

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