Last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II.
(photo credit: EARNEST LIPGART)
The tale of Nicholas and Alexandra has been romanticized in film and verse, demythologized by academics in numerous books and promoted by Vladimir Putin as a means of fortifying Russian nationalism in the public arena.A hundred years later, the murder of the Romanov family in a cellar in Ekaterinberg in July 1918 still holds its fascination.
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