On this day in 1918 Czar Nicholas II and his family are assassinated by Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the Romanov dynasty. For more than seventy years, rumors that the Grand Duchess Anastasia survived the murders spread throughout the world, inspiring countless impersonators as well as its own Disney movie. These rumors were put to rest in 1994 when Anastasia’s remains were finally discovered near the murder site.
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