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The grand duchesses aboard the Standart: 1913. 

The grand duchesses aboard the Standart: 1913. 

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Anastasia in 1913.

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Anastasia in 1913.

Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, and Anastasia: 1914. 

Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, and Anastasia: 1914. 

Items belonging to the Imperial family later found by the White Army at the Ipatiev House: 1918/1919.

An ikon of the Mother of God found at the Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial Family: 1918. 

An ikon of the Mother of God found at the Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial Family: 1918. 

96 years ago Emperor Nicholas II, his family and their four servants were brutally murdered in the cellar of the Ipatiev House. 

Through their suffering in exile, the Imperial family maintained their love of one another and their faith in God. 

Today they are revered as Passion Bearers in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Emperor, Empress, three of their daughters and their four servants rest together in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg. The remains of the two youngest children have yet to receive a state burial. 

Rest in peace.

"The Grand Duchesses were fast leaving childhood behind them and blossoming into charming girls; they did not greatly resemble one another, each was a type apart, but all were equally lovely in disposition. I cannot believe that any men so inhuman existed as those who, it is said, shot and stabbed those defenseless creatures in the house of death at Ekaterinburg. Apart from their beauty, their sweetness should have pleaded for them, but, if it is true that they have ‘passed,’ then surely no better epitaph could be theirs than the immortal words, "Lovely and pleasant were they in their lives, and in their death they were not divided."
Lili Dehn, “The Real Tsaritsa”

"The Grand Duchesses were fast leaving childhood behind them and blossoming into charming girls; they did not greatly resemble one another, each was a type apart, but all were equally lovely in disposition. I cannot believe that any men so inhuman existed as those who, it is said, shot and stabbed those defenseless creatures in the house of death at Ekaterinburg. Apart from their beauty, their sweetness should have pleaded for them, but, if it is true that they have ‘passed,’ then surely no better epitaph could be theirs than the immortal words, "Lovely and pleasant were they in their lives, and in their death they were not divided."

Lili Dehn, “The Real Tsaritsa”

Grand Duchess Anastasia visiting with a group of wounded officers: 1916. 

Grand Duchess Anastasia visiting with a group of wounded officers: 1916. 

The Imperial family: 1914. 

The Imperial family: 1914. 

Grand Duchess Anastasia on the Imperial Train: c. 1916.

Grand Duchess Anastasia on the Imperial Train: c. 1916.