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Friday, March 13, 2009

DNA Proves Bolsheviks Killed All of Russian Czar's Children

Note: If you haven't taken time to read about Nicholas and his family, please do so. Their story is fascinating, and so very sad. I've always thought there was most likely no chance of survival for any of the children after they sat for their family photograph and executed. It would appear the family can now be truly at rest.

One of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century has been put to rest: DNA analysis of bone fragments has proven that two of Czar Nicholas' children believed to have escaped were killed with their royal family during the Russian Revolution.

Czar Nicholas II, from left, daughters Olga, Maria, wife Alexandra, kids Anastasia, Alexei and Tatiana in 1917.

The chemically damaged and burnt remains were found in the Romanov family's makeshift grave outside the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2007.

In 2008, scientists used bone and tooth fragments to identify the remains as those of the two missing......

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