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THE GROUP PORTRAIT OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY OF RUSSIA TAKEN IN 1913 {MARKING THE 300 YEARS OF ROMANOV RULE}:
from left to right:
HIH THE GRAND DUCHESS OLGA NIKOLAEVNA (3/15 November 1895 - 4/17 July 1918) age 23
HIH THE GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA (14/26 June 1899 - 4/17 July 1918) age 19
HIM TSAR NICHOLAS II ALEXANDROVICH (6/18 May 1868 - 4/17 July 1918) age 50
HIM TSARITSA ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (24 May/6 June 1872 - 4/17 July 1918) age 46
HIH GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASIA NIKOLAEVNA (5/18 June 1901 - 4/17 July 1918) age 17
HIH THE HEIR, TSESAREVICH AND GRAND DUKE ALEXEI NIKOLAEVICH (31 July/ 12 August 1904 - 4/17 July 1918) age 13
HIH GRAND DUCHESS TATIANA NIKOLAENVA (29 May/10 June - 4/17 July 1918) age 21

ON THIS DAY 17 JULY IN 1918, 96 YEARS AGO, THE IMPERIAL FAMILY OF RUSSIA WERE BRUTALLY MURDERED IN A BASEMENT IN YEKATERINBURG AS A POLITICAL MOVE BY THE NEW BOLSHEVIK GOVERNMENT TO SHOW THAT THERE WAS NO TURNING BACK. AFTER THE FALL OF THE USSR IN THE 1990s, THE ROMANOVS, ALONG WITH THEIR SERVANTS, WERE CANONIZED IN THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AS PASSION-BEARERS OF THE COMMUNIST YOKE. GOD REST THEIR SOULS. 

special thanks to Tatiana Z for the photograph