The grand duchesses: 1912.
The Romanov Children - Olga, Tatiana, Marie, Anastasia and Alexei
Despite the numerous books and movies speculating that one of the Romanov children of the last Russian Tsar survived, many experts agree that Olga, Tatiana, Marie, Anastasia and Alexei were killed along with their parents by Bolsheviks after their dynasty was overthrown.
The bottommost picture is a side by side comparison of a Filipina woman’s Russian grandmother and Grand Duchess Anastasia. In one of the more little-known facts of history, the Philippines was apparently one of the places White Russian refugees fled to during the Bolshevik Revolution. Lola Tasia (Lola being the Tagalog word for “Grandmother”) would regale her children and grandchildren with stories of her life in Russia but feared any contact with the Russian government, telling her family that they would all be killed if her existence were known.
Interestingly enough, she would tell her grandchildren that she was also the youngest of four sisters, with a younger brother named Alexei. Alexei and one of her sisters, Maria, were the only names she would mention to her family.
Whoever Lola Tasia really is, it would be interesting to know her real identity and the truth behind her story.
Are these people F-ing serious??
The remains of all 7 Romanovs and their four retainers have been positively identified through mitochondrial DNA. The End.