Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fact of the Day: The Real Anastasia

When Tsar Nicholas II was ousted from power he was eventually executed by the Soviets. They made this news public but the rest of the family's fate remained officially unknown. Several well known impostors claimed to be members of the royal family who escaped from Russia. The most famous was the possibility of Princess Anastasia being alive. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the world finally knew the truth thanks to DNA evidence. All of the Romanov family died on the same day including Anastasia.   

6 comments:

  1. I never heard about it! Interesting!

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  2. Guess not as happily ever after as the cartoon

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  3. I never knew there were impostors pretending to be the other members of the family, just the story of Anastasia. It's awful what happened to that family.

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