The Romanov Family: The Death Of The Romanov Family

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The increasing pressures of World War 1 combined with years of injustice, lead to the fall of Russian Romanov Tsar Nicholas 2 in March 1917. Forced to step down from power, Nicholas was replaced by a Provisional government committed to continuing the war. However there was increasing losses and fear of German advance on Moscow showed what little support remained for the war and, undermined the provisional government’s authority. Hoping to aggravate the uproar, the Germans were said to have secretly transported, an exile Vladimir Lenin from Switzerland to Russia. In November Lenin led a group of Bolsheviks from the Russia's Social Democrat Party, in a successful attempt to gain power in St. Petersburg. However, anti-Bolshevik forces known…show more content…
This was the last of the direct line of the Romanov family. The after math of the death of Nicholas ii, the instant effect of the February Revolution was a widespread atmosphere of euphoria and excitement in Petrograd. On 16 March, a provisional government was declared and was led by alexander Kerensky. The socialists had formed their rival body, the Petrograd Soviet four days earlier. The Petrograd Soviet and the Provisional Government contended for power over…show more content…
The Russian prosecutor general’s main investigative unit said they had officially closed a criminal investigation into the killing of Nicholas as it had been long since the crime occurred and those responsible had died. However, according to a lawyer for the Tsar’s descendants and local news agencies, Moscow’s Basmanny Court ordered the case to be reopened saying that a Supreme Court ruling blaming the state for the killings made the deaths of the actual irrelevant. Many years after the crime, came to the conclusion that the executioners were Yakov Yurovsky, G. P. Nikulin, M. A. Medvedev (Kudrin), P. Z. Yermakov, S. P. Vaganov, A. G. Kabanov, P. S. Medvedev, V. N. Netrebin, and Y. M.
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