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The Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial family: 1919. In the last photo, the steeple of the church that gave the Imperial family comfort during their first weeks in Ekaterinburg can be seen. 

Items belonging to the Imperial family found at Ekaterinburg: 1919.

Items belonging to the Imperial family found at Ekaterinburg: 1919.

The courtyard at the Ipatiev House that the Imperial family passed through to the cellar. The gallery was added in the 1930s. 

The courtyard at the Ipatiev House that the Imperial family passed through to the cellar. The gallery was added in the 1930s. 

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

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.

tiny-librarian:

Colour photos of the exterior of the Ipatiev House, taken in 1975 (The house was demolished two years later).

I’ve never seen colour pictures of it before, it’s so surreal to look at them and know what happened inside those walls. Somehow them being in colour makes it all the more real to me.

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I’ve never seen these before. 

In honor of the beginning of Lent, here are the ikons of the Grand Duchesses at the Church on the Blood in Honor of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land on the site of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg. 

Ask me anything about July 17, 1918…

The last Imperial Family and their four loyal retainers who were killed in Ekaterinburg on July 17, 1918. 

From top: The Imperial Family: 1913.

Dr. Eugene Botkin

Ivan Kharitonov 

Alexei Trupp

Anna Demidova

grand-duchess-anna:

Before or after 1918, I wonder?

Probably after from the way the surrounding area looks. 

grand-duchess-anna:

Before or after 1918, I wonder?

Probably after from the way the surrounding area looks.