It was the largest gathering yet on the anniversary of the assassination of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, an event that foreshadowed the murder and mayhem to come under Bolshevism. Here’s a story about Russia that wasn’t covered in America’s insane Russia-hating media. A few weeks ago in Yekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk region, an estimated 60,000 Russians participated in a procession to mark the 99th anniversary of the assassinations. At dawn on July 17th, the tens of thousands marched to the forest where the mutilated remains of the royal family had been buried.
Shortly before midnight on July 17, 1918, the royal family — Tsar Nicholas II; his wife, Alexandra; their daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia; and their son Tsarevich Alexei were taken to a basement room of the house in the Urals where they were imprisoned. While they were posing for what they thought would be a photograph portrait, they were shot and stabbed with bayonets. The entire family has been canonized by the Orthodox Church. [continued at The Thinking Housewife]