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.