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Portrait of Nikolai II at the monastery in the tract of Ganina Yama during the festival 'Royal Days', dedicated to the memory of the Romanov family, in Yekaterinburg. © Sputnik / Pavel Lisitsyn

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On the night of July 16-17, 1918, the Bolsheviks shot the family of the last Russian tsar, Nikolai II. Eleven people were killed in total: The emperor, the empress, five of their children, and four royal servants. The remains were secretly buried in an abandoned mine, the location of which was hidden until the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The family of Nikolai II was subsequently canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church, and for the last 30 years, in mid-July, Christians from all over the world participate in a church procession from the murder site in Ekaterinburg to a monastery in Ganina Yama. An RT correspondent learned the story of this extrajudicial massacre and talked to pilgrims about their attitude to the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers.

In March of 1917, before the October Revolution, Russia’s provisional government decided to arrest the royal family. At first, the Romanov’s lived at Tsarskoye Selo, but in August, they were forced to go to Tobolsk. In the spring of 1918, the group was moved to Ekaterinburg, where they stayed in the house of an engineer named Nikolay Ipatiev, which had been requisitioned by the Bolsheviks, and sometimes received food from the nuns of the Novo-Tikhvin convent.

On the night of July 16-17, 1918, Nikolai II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, Grand Duchesses Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga, and Maria, Tsarevich Alexei, imperial doctor Evgeny Botkin, imperial cook Ivan Kharitonov, the empress’ housemaid Anna Demidova, and the tsar’s valet Aloysius Troup, were all shot by Bolsheviks under the command of Yakov Yurovsky.

Shortly afterwards, the murder of the royal family was investigated by Nikolay Alekseevich Sokolov, a judicial investigator for particularly important cases with the Omsk District Court. The civil war between the Communists and their opponents was still raging in Russia in 1918. On July 25, anti-Bolshevik forces from the Siberian army occupied Ekaterinburg.

At the beginning of February 1919, Sokolov was summoned by the Supreme Governor, Admiral Alexander Kolchak, and instructed to launch an investigation. After the execution of Kolchak by the Communists in the winter of 1920, the investigator left the country and continued to take testimony from witnesses in Western Europe. In Paris, he interviewed Prince Lvov, the former chairman of the provisional government’s Council of Ministers, as well as its former minister of justice, Kerensky, and minister of foreign affairs, Milyukov.

Kerensky cited two main reasons for the arrest of the tsar and his family. The first was the “agitated mood” of workers and soldiers who wanted to deal with the sovereign. The second was “high-ranking officers” who thought the emperor and empress intended to conclude a “separate peace” with Germany.

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Sokolov’s book entitled ‘The Murder of the Royal Family’, which contains materials from the investigation, was published in Berlin in 1925. He had been one step away from solving the mystery of whereabouts of the tsar’s remains but did not have time to discover them before the Bolsheviks took the area.

The key document containing details about the regicide is a note from 1920 written by Yurovsky, who had overseen the killing. According to his memoirs, on a night in July 1918, the royal family and their servants were told: “‘Due to unrest in the city, it is necessary to transfer the Romanov family from the upper floor to the lower one’… When the team entered, the commandant told the Romanovs that, since their relatives in Europe [probably meaning German troops under the leadership of the empress’ cousin, Emperor Wilhelm II – ed. note] were continuing their offensive against Soviet Russia… the [Ural] District’s executive committee had decided to shoot them. Nikolai turned his back to the team and faced his family. Then, as if coming to his senses, he turned to the commandant and asked: ‘What? What?’ The commandant hastily repeated his words and ordered the team to prepare. The team was told in advance who was to shoot at whom and ordered to aim directly at the heart in order to avoid a large amount of blood and end the affair as quickly as possible. Nikolai said nothing more and turned back to his family. The others uttered several incoherent exclamations for several seconds. Then the shooting began and lasted two to three minutes. Nikolai was killed on the spot by the commandant himself. Then, Alexandra Feodorovna and the Romanovs’ servants died immediately… Alexey, three of his sisters, the lady-in-waiting [Anna Demidova], and Botkin were still alive. This surprised the commandant, because they were aiming directly at the heart. They had to be shot again. It was also surprising that the bullets ricocheted off something, like hail, and bounced around the room. When they tried to stab one of the girls with a bayonet, the bayonet could not pierce the bodice. Thanks to all this, the whole procedure, counting the ‘check’, took 20 minutes.”

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According to the note, the bodies were supposed to be buried in an abandoned mine nearby. However, shortly after the murder, it turned out that no one knew where it was, and nothing had been prepared to carry out the burial. In addition, the Bolsheviks were prevented from ending the affair as soon they wished, as the perpetrators of the murder made sporadic attempts to steal valuables from their victims. A car left Ekaterinburg with the bodies and stopped near the village of Koptyaki, where another abandoned mine was found in a nearby forest. The bodies were stripped and lowered down. The Bolsheviks tried to avoid inconvenient witnesses. They even announced in the village of Koptyaki that Czechs, who were armed opponents of the Soviet government, were hiding in the forest and that it would be searched. No one was allowed to leave the village. “The idea arose to bury some of the corpses right there in the mine,” Yurovsky writes. “They began to dig a hole and had almost dug it out when a peasant friend of Ermakov [who aided in hiding the bodies] drove up and it turned out that he could see the pit.”

In 2000, the monastery of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers was established in the Ganina Yama tract. Some Orthodox consider this to be the final burial place of the royal remains.

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Later, at a meeting of old Bolsheviks in 1934, Yurovsky described the vicissitudes of the burial in more detail. On the morning of July 17, water covered the bodies that had been put in the mine. They wanted to blow up the mine with bombs, but nothing came of it. They decided to “transport the corpses to another place.” Yurovsky instructed his subordinates to remove the bodies. “I had a plan, in case any problems arose, to bury them in groups, in different places along the roadway.

Then they began to dig a new hole, but at some point, the already mentioned acquaintance of Ermakov saw it and the plan failed.

After waiting for evening, we loaded the cart… It was already approaching midnight when I decided it was necessary to bury them somewhere nearby, since no one could see this place… I sent them to get railroad ties to cover the place where the corpses would be buried… About two months ago, I was leafing through a book by Sokolov, the investigator on extremely important cases, and I saw a picture of these railway ties. It says that they had been laid there to help trucks pass. So, after digging up the whole area, they didn’t think to look under the railway ties.

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While Sokolov was able to find traces of members of the imperial family near the Ganina Yama, he never found the bodies themselves.

A bonfire was immediately lit, and while the grave was being prepared, we burned two corpses: those of Alexei and Demidova [in fact, Grand Duchess Maria – ed. note], who we burned instead of Alexandra Feodorovna by mistake. A pit was dug near the fire. We put the bones in and covered it. Another large fire was lit on top, and all traces were hidden by ashes. Meanwhile, a mass grave was dug for the others… Before putting the rest of the corpses into the pit, we poured sulfuric acid over them. Then we lowered them into the pit, poured more sulfuric acid on them, filled in the pit, and covered it with railroad ties. The empty truck drove over them a few times to tamp them down and that was it. At 5-6am, we gathered everyone and explained the significance of what we’d done, warning that everyone should forget about what they’d seen and never talk about it with anyone. Then we went to the city.

In 2015, an investigator in the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation named Vladimir Solovyov said that Pyotr Voykov had written out a purchase order for sulfuric acid. A metro station in the north of Moscow still bears the name ‘Voykovskaya’.

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The imperial family’s final burial place under a platform of railway ties was not a secret for all Soviet citizens – apparently, high-ranking party functionaries knew about it. Literary critics believe that this place was even shown to the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky in 1928. The result of the visit was his poem ‘The Emperor’.

The first to discover the royal remains in Soviet times was geologist Alexander Avdonin, a graduate of the Ural Mining Institute. In the 1960s, Avdonin met Gennady Lisin from the Ural Worker publishing house. Lisin claimed that he’d been a member of the Boy Scouts and had helped White investigators search for the burial site in his youth. It was he who showed Avdonin Ganina Yama.

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In 1976, Geli Ryabov, a screenwriter from Moscow and an honored employee of the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs, went to Avdonin. A few years later, Avdonin thoroughly examined the Old Koptyakov Road, along which the Bolsheviks had once transported the bodies of the Romanovs. In the town of Porosenkov Log near Ekaterinburg, he found the same railway ties. Under them, the geologist managed to find skulls and bones. Ryabov took two skulls to Moscow in the hope of conducting an examination. However, no one agreed to help him before the collapse of the USSR. Later, Avdonin and Ryabov decided to rebury the wooden box containing the remains near the place it was discovered – until better times.

In 1989, Ryabov told the Moscow News that he had found the imperial remains, and interest in the tsarist mystery grew rapidly among amateur geologists. Avdonin began to worry about the fate of the remains and wrote a letter to the chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, Boris Yeltsin, who instructed the governor of Sverdlovsk Region, Eduard Rossel, to deal with the issue.

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In 1993, Rossel was briefly the head of the Ural Republic, a de facto entity in the Russian Federation that was not provided for by the Constitution. The governor believed that the Urals should become more independent in economic and legislative terms. In November, the initiative was finally curtailed, and Rossel was dismissed. Ural historians and journalists suspect that the governor may have been using the royal remains as a bargaining chip with the federal authorities up until that moment.

In 1998, after numerous examinations, the remains were buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg in the presence of Yeltsin. At that time, the Russian Orthodox Church did not recognize the authenticity of the remains, and Patriarch Alexy II did not attend the funeral.

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Among the discovered remains, two of the dead were missing. In 2007, a search team found the remains of Grand Duchess Maria and Tsarevich Alexei 75 meters from the main burial site.

In March 2022, ex-Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, stated that “We now have clear and sufficient evidence that the ‘Ekaterinburg remains’ are the genuine remains of members of the royal family… It seems to me that the arguments supporting the authenticity of the ‘Ekaterinburg remains’ significantly outwfeigh any arguments that could refute it.” The church could have officially recognized the authenticity of the remains at the Bishops’ Council in May, but this had to be postponed.

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Sixty years after the October Revolution, Ipatiev’s house was demolished. Yeltsin was then the first secretary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Committee of the CPSU. In 2003, a Church-on-Blood was erected on this site, and in 1992, the tradition of holding a penitential procession was born. Its current route was established in 1994.

The Romanov Memorial is now located in the Porosenkov Log tract. Ilya Korovin, the director of the memorial, who is a supporter of Avdonin’s theory concerning the preserved remains, told RT that the procession route does not include this cultural heritage site.

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In 2018, Patriarch Kirill participated in the procession. After four years, believers again walk around 20 kilometers from the Church-on-Blood to the monastery of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers in the Ganina Yama tract. This year, there were 50,000 pilgrims, according to the St. Catherine’s Foundation.

In conversations with RT during the procession, believers shared their views on whether the Church should officially recognize the royal remains. Some believe this would be the right thing to do, putting an end to the ‘biggest crime’ in Russian history. Others, on the contrary, do not believe the remains found by Avdonin are authentic, holding that they were probably destroyed in Ganina Yama.

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The procession begins at 2:30am Ural time. It is headed by church leaders, followed by a long column of Orthodox Christians, who hail not only from Russia, but also from Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia. In less than four hours, the first pilgrims appear at the final point of the route – the monastery at Ganina Yama. Orthodox Christians in comfortable sneakers carrying bottles of water cheerfully sing “Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us!” The former mine is now enclosed by a gallery filled with portraits of the royal passion-bearers and their faithful servants.

RT spoke with people born in the Urals who say that they participated in the procession as children, and now help their elderly parents walk along this long route.

(Republished from RT by permission of author or representative)
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  1. stozi says: • Website

    Ugh. How many good orthodox men died because this poor leader mismanaged WWI? That’s basically why the Empire fell, we knew we could win with decent command

  2. Phibbs says:

    Why no mention that it was Jewish terrorists who killed the Tsar on the orders of a Communist leader — also a Jew?

    • Thanks: Trinity, Ace
  3. What the Bolsheviks did to the Tsar’s family was vile, but Nico was a terrible leader.

    An idiot. Not an evil man but dumber than a doorknob.

    • Disagree: Arthur MacBride
  4. @Phibbs

    Sssshhhh!!! It’s the tribe whose name must not be spoken.

    • Replies: @Bookish1
  5. @Phibbs

    Because it wasn’t. That’s another hoax of Robert Wilton’s.

    As you can see, the execution of the royal family was carried out by a group consisting almost entirely of Russians, with the participation of one Jew (J.M. Jurowski) and, probably, one Latvian – J.M. Tselms.

    • Troll: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @Marcali
  6. Chris Moore says: • Website

    The ((Bolshevik)) murder of Czar Nicholas and his family represented another chapter in the Anglo-Zionist “Great Game” against Russia. The “made” Brits and Anglos used the ((Jews)) to do their dirty work, and still do. The ((Jews)), of course, want to paid for their services, and that’s how they wrung Israel out of the British Empire, and that’s how they got control of the Federal Reserve, MSM, Hollywood, etc — all the keys to the Imperial kingdom, which they now run.

    The Anglo-Zionists will murder every White down to the last Christian to cover up their organized crime partnership and their evil enterprise. Then every Muslim… then every Buddhist… then every Hindu… then every Marxist… etc. This is the Synagogue of Satan at work in the world.

    If the multi-cult thinks the Anglo-Zionists are their friends, they’ve got another thing coming. Their attempt to exterminate Christianity (now with the ((Zelensky))-led war against Russia) is the latest chapter of their Great Game to replace human civilization with a soulless, shallow, plastic, virtual approximation run by robots and Talmudist bureaucrats, lawyers, technocrats and politicos.

    They already made on effort against Islam with their “War on Terror” and “war on Islamofacism,” but couldn’t get the “liberals” totally on board, so they’re following up their great “liberal” NWO victory in WW2 with another stab at White Christendom, where the “liberals” and neocons will again be on the same page. They’ll be back for another stab at the Muslims soon enough, too. Then the others.

    That is, unless the BRICS do something about them once and for all.

    • Agree: Katrinka
    • Disagree: hhsiii
    • Thanks: Thor Walhovd
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  7. @stozi

    He should have stayed out of it. Smedley Butler’s famous aphorism (War is a racket – also the title of his booklet) was especially apt for that particular catastrophe. Not a single nation who participated in the slaughter came out ahead. In the wake of what started in 1914, the Austrian, German and Russian empires were all rotting in the garbage-heap of history and the “winners” (France, UK and USA) were all in debt to the banksters – the only real winners of the mess. The winners and losers alike basically lost a high percentage of an entire generation of young men. Sadly, no banksters were liquidated in the killing.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter, Bro43rd
    • Replies: @Chris Moore
    , @hhsiii
  8. Amusing that the Russian Orthodox Church has turned the Romanovs into saints. Imagine praying to King Edward VII’s and Kaisar Bill’s cousin Nicholas for favors from Jesus. Whew. This follows the shrewd precedent set by the Eastern Orthodox Church when it canonized the bloodthirsty Roman Emperor Constantine and his screwball mom too. Nothing like pressing your lips to power’s rear end, so you can better obey Christ’s commandment to wear costly robes and live in fine palaces.

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
    , @Bookish1
    , @Rich
  9. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Exalted Cyclops

    The Anglo-Zionists and their media will use every trick in the book, including fabricating “pogroms” and “holocausts” as causes belli to stampede the rubes and the desperate into war. They’ll then use their control of media, the political class, etc. to censor the Zionist role, so the wrong people are blamed. Their tools and useful idiots will blame the poor and manipulated, as the rabbis and gurus count the money.

    Smedley Butler was a tool who later had second thoughts when he realized the implications of what he’d done, like so many others. Woodrow Wilson comes to mind. General Patton. General Clark.

    It’s the same ((Jewish)) game, century after century. They’ve “been around for a long, long year…”

  10. @Wokechoke

    You simply counted a single name twice with different spellings. “Yurovsky” or “Jurowski” is the same name. Sverdlov held authority over the general secret police but was not present at Ekaterinburg during the execution.

    • Replies: @ADeceptive Pseudonym
  11. Marcali says:
    @Patrick McNally

    The names in the special detail are:
    Gorvat Laoisz, Fiser Anzelm, Edelstein Izidor, Fekete Emil, Nad Imre, Grinfeld Viktor, Vergazi Andreasz, and separately three Russian sounding names: Vagamov Szerge, Medvegyev Pav, Nyikulin. And separately the commander:: Jurovszki
    (7 Tage, German newspaper, Aug 25, 1956.)

    • Replies: @Patrick McNally
  12. @Marcali

    Yakov Yurovsky, Grigory P. Nikulin, Mikhail A. Medvedev, Peter Ermakov, Stepan Vaganov, Alexey G. Kabanov, Pavel Medvedev, V. N. Netrebin, and Y. M. Tselms were the executioners.

    The other names are misinformation.

    • Replies: @Marcali
  13. The Tsar has himself to blame for what happened. He should have avoided war. He had seen what had happened just nine years earlier in a much smaller war with just Japan. Defeat and revolution. He should have learned from this. Total idiot.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  14. @anonymouseperson

    The only one who is being a total idiot on this matter is you. Please find out the facts.
    Nicholas II was fully aware of what the consequences might be and he pleaded with Kaiser Wihelm II in the so called Willy-Nicky Telegrams (29th July to 1st August 1914 ) for the latter to desist.

    I foresee that very soon I shall be overwhelmed by the pressure forced upon me and be forced to take extreme measures which will lead to war. To try and avoid such a calamity as a European war I beg you in the name of our old friendship to do what you can to stop your allies from going too far. Nicky.

    Indeed, Tsar Nicholas strongly suggested that the whole Austrian-Serbian problem should be submitted to the Hague Conference for arbitration. Wihelm II did not reply to this and the Germans later omitted this telegram from their official accounts.

    The overwhelming pressure forced upon him, to which Tsar Nicholas previously alluded, was coming from the Russian military, the political class and the middle classes generally. In less than 20 years, Serbia had gone from being an obscure state in the Balkans to Russia’s best friend and ally in the world. All 3 groups already mentioned were strongly pro-Serbian. Nicholas II knew that,if he refused to declare war, he would be deposed and replaced by someone who would. But he still baulked, and would only sign an order for military mobilisation.

    Declaration of war by Russia was still not a foregone conclusion. Usually, military mobilisation in most States was the prelude to certain war. This was not the case in Russia. It was merely a contingency plan. Anything further would need to be authorised.
    It seems to many people that Nicholas II was playing for time. However, Austria-Hungary and Germany chose to regard it as preparation for war ( mistakenly or purposefully ) and declared war on Russia regardless.

    Bear in mind that Russia and Serbia had no defence treaty. Does that remind you of something? America and a “shitty little country in the Middle East ” have no defence treaty. But the latter is America’s best friend and ally in all the world, if you believe American politicos. Most Americans have been brainwashed to believe this by the thoroughly corrupt school system ( and not just the state schools, either ) and the MSM.

    In making the Middle East safe for this shitty little country, the American military have lost thousands of men and women. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs and others have died, directly or indirectly. \$21 trillion has been spent as a consequence.
    This is the single biggest item in the national debt ( \$21 trillion out of > \$30 trillion ). When America defaults on its debts shortly, it can truly be said that it was bankrupted by Zionism.

    But American politicos don’t care. They’re completely subservient to Zion. Give them the money and they’ll do what they’re told. Joe Biden is a total idiot, and a useful idiot for Israel.
    By contrast, Nicholas II was a decent, clear-sighted man, who did his best to avoid war.

  15. hhsiii says:
    @Exalted Cyclops

    The U.S. wasn’t a net creditor after WWI?

    • Thanks: TheTrumanShow
    • Replies: @Franz
  16. Marcali says:
    @Patrick McNally

    Are you sure? A contributor’s comment is as follows:

    Michael Mills

    Worked at Australian Public Service (1973–2001)4y

    I have found this list of members of the firing squad that was prepared by the commander of the executioners, Iakov Iurovskii:

    The text thereof:

    “Революционный комитет при Екатеринбургском
    Совете Рабочих и Солдатских Депутатов
    Чрезвычайная комиссия

    С п и с о к
    Команды особого назначения в Дом Ипатьева
    / I-го Камишл.стрелк.полк /

    Комендант: Горват Лаонс
    Фишер Анзелм
    Эдельштейн Изидор
    Фекете Эмил
    Над Имре
    Гринфельд Виктор
    Вергази Андреас

    Обл.Ком. Ваганов Серге
    Медведев Пав
    Никулин Гор.

    Екатеринбург 18-го июля 1918 г. Начальник ЧК Юровский”

    The non-Russian names on the list are transliterated into Russian script. The fifth one from the top, when transliterated back into Latin script, reads “Nad, Imre”. That is most probably an attempt of a Russian-speaker to render the Hungarian name Imre Nagy, where digraph “gy” represents a palatalised “d”.

    So according to the testimony of Iurovskii himself, there was an Imre Nagy among the executioners. It seems to me that it is not 100% certain that it was the Imre Nagy who after the Second World War became a Communist prime minister of Hungary and led the Hungarian uprising in 1956, but it seems most likely since Nagy did join the Red Army after the Russian Revolution and was stationed in the Ekaterinburg region in the summer of 1918.

    • Thanks: Passing By
  17. The image you present above of the Tsar, doesn’t it look so much like the previous Premier Dmitry Medvedev?

    They are almost the same person!

    Surely there must be a genetic family connection here.

    • Replies: @Mulegino1
  18. Franz says:

    Americans of the Depression Era remembered the Nye Committee very well; the war industries robbed the country blind before, during, and after WWI:

    “The committee finds, further, that munitions companies engaged in bribery find themselves involved in the civil and military politics of other nations, and that this is an unwarranted form of intrusion into the affairs of other nations and undesirable representation of the character and methods of the people of the United States,” the report states.

    The committee documented the huge profits that arms factories had made during the war. It found that bankers had pressured U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to intervene in the war in order to protect their loans abroad. Also, the arms industry was at fault for price fixing and held excessive influence on American foreign policy leading up to and during the Great War [World War I (WWI)].

    • Replies: @Rich
  19. @Observator

    You have offered cynical truth, Observatory.

    Nonetheless, the Bolshevik Jewish terrorists also killed millions who didn’t “wear costly robes and live in fine places.”

    This martyrdom didn’t escape the Russian Orthodox Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s purview.

  20. Hitch says:

    LOL. Old tricky Nick was horny for Constantinople, that is why he supported the Black Hand and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.

    In 1908, however, the Russians were duped and drawn in with an astonishing, but empty, promise. Britain would no longer object to Russia seising Constantinople, capital city of the Ottoman Empire and the ‘Holy Grail’ of Russian foreign policy. [3] The French had also given clear assurances in 1908 that they would support Russian policy in the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles. [4] From the time of Catherine the Great, Russia’s obsession with a warm water port on the Black Sea with unrestricted year-round access to the Mediterranean, was predicated on seizing Constantinople. We are asked to believe that Russia went to war in support of Serbia, but the evidence shows no genuine Russian concern for the Serbs. That was an excuse. In truth, they harboured a ‘widespread obsession, bordering on panic’ about Constantinople and the Straits.

    The real prize here was Zion in Jerusalem. The Sabbatean Jews played France, England, Austria, Germany, Russia, Turkey and Italy all like fools in order to get Eretz Israel and their Jewish Gangster homeland.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  21. The family of Nikolai II was subsequently canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church, and for the last 30 years, in mid-July, Christians from all over the world participate in a church procession from the murder site in Ekaterinburg to a monastery in Ganina Yama.

    Turning this character into a Saint was sort of “over the top” in my opinion. It’s almost as bad as the Vatican making the thuggish bully Pius IX into one. It’s my understanding that the drive to make Hitler’s Pope a saint has stalled for now. But the Conservatives are still working on it.

    • Disagree: Rich
    • Replies: @JM
    , @GenFranco
  22. geokat62 says:

    The Last Tsar: How Russia Commemorates the Brutal Communist Murder of Emperor Nikolai II’s Family

    “Communist” murder?

    According to Ron Unz, the title should really be:

    The Last Tsar: How Russia Commemorates the Brutal Murder of Emperor Nikolai II’s Family by the Greatest Killers of the Last One Hundred Years

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
  23. Hitch says:

    The Russian Clown Show

    Unfortunately the west doesn’t have a monopoly on clown shows, Putin loves to pirouette like a Bolshoi ballerina on the same stage with all the other western clowns at the Holofraud theater.

    The ritual murder of Tsar Nicholas was one of the early acts in this Jewish discordian clown show opera which could be titled “The Ritual Sacrifice of European Culture”. While the Tsar and his family were being prepped for the ritual sacrifice, the entire Russian Orthodox church was being obliterated by the same Judeo-Bolsheviks.

    Demolition of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on the orders of Joseph Stalin, 5 December 1931

    Having successfully ritually sacrificed the Russian Orthodox Church, in 1936 the Judeo-Bolsheviks and their Masonic brothers in arm headed off to Spain in order to pull off the same stunt on the Catholic Church in Spain.

    Who stopped the desecration and obliteration of the Catholic Church in Spain? Hitler and the NSDAP. Who liberated France from the Jews and Freemasons in 1940? Hitler and the NSDAP. Who tried to liberate Russia from the Judeo-Bolsheviks in 1941? Hitler and the NSDAP.

    Throughout this period Hitler had the support of both the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches.

    It is also important to note that the NSDAP was diametrically opposed to LGBTQ, Globohomo, forced Big Pharma vaccinations and Rothscild owned central banks. Not so with Vlad the Clown.

    Ethnic Russians killed far more Jews during WWII that Germans did, and Putin knows this. Putin knows that the Holofraud is a hoax, as do the vast majority of Jews. But Putin insists on maintaining the clown show charade that Germany committed histories greatest crime, knowing that it was the Judeo-Bolshevics who really did this and that they merely projected their own sins back on Germans for what they hope is all of history. Yet Putin venerates these Judeo-Bolshevics and the Russian thugs that known as the Red Army that murdered and raped millions of Russian and other Christians on their behalf.

    The Russian Clown show marches onward towards final victory over European culture with Vlad Putin at its the head.

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
    , @Anonymous
  24. Art says:

    Why no mention that it was Jewish terrorists who killed the Tsar on the orders of a Communist leader — also a Jew?

    Make no mistake – the Jews would gladly do the same to Putin!

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  25. In Russia, China and North Korea, they will slowly and sure put the memories of (((communism))) where they belong, in the septic tank of history.

    We will see the rotting carcass of KIKE lenin dragged out of that shitty pyramid and throw into a literal Shit-Hole.

    And the three aformentioned countries and other in Asia will move back to traditions and sensible governance without having to pay lip service to a kike ideology, which was saved and promoted by the amerimutts and the negro saxons.

    And they will now get to suffer what they forced the world to suffer.

    I bet the Monkey Island of The Hindi-Angloid Great Shitain and the entire New World, plus wetback lands, will become the hotbed of neo-communism. Oh, how I will be so excited when the Old World cleanses the (((West))) in nuclear hellfire!

    1919 and 1945 payback for the nations of subhumans!

  26. @Hitch

    Putin puts on a show because that is what was left to the Russians after the tragedies of the 20th centuries.

    And with the hohols on the borders plus the Scandinavian homosexual alliance, it is impractical to react otherwise.

    I do not condone this and I think true Christianity will win out later.

    The fact that iosef “Son of Jews” stalin escaped justice and extermination can only be attributed to the aids the entire (((West))) gave him and the countless Sub-Human bolsheviks. And the fact that Germany lost the divine blessing for not being with God, relying on sheer human will alone. Which never worked out, and never will.

    God’s punishment is just and severe. He, the Almighty, is slow to anger, but do not test him.

    • Replies: @Bookish1
    , @Hitch
  27. Sam Smith says:

    Psychotic Break beat me to the punch!

    Dmitry Medvedev looks exactly like that portrait of the Tsar above!

    If this is not proof of reincarnation, I don’t know what is. My advanced apologies to our evangelical Christians! And probably to the Orthodox Christians as well, the ones with long beards like Karl Marx!!

    This time around, he is still too timid (Libya) until recently. As Pepe Escobar said very recently, like yesterday, this new and improved Dmitry Medvedev is now unleashed! Putin has mentored Medvedev well.

    Has the last Tsar finally learned his lessons? Time will tell as the most important lesson is the tribe who killed him and his family in his last embodiment.

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  28. Killing off the political class.

    Maybe that idea will spread.

    • Agree: JR Foley, Bro43rd
  29. @Marcali

    The execution was decided by Lenin, Sverdlov and Dzerzhinksy. According to Yurovsky, a final order signed by Sverdlov was passed to him by Filipp Goloshchyokin (real name Shaya Itsikovich). All Jews.
    To add insult to injury, Ekaterinburg was renamed Sverdlovsk in 1924,

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
  30. Since the time of the reign of the tsars in Russia, the West has invaded that country several times with the intention of killing them. As it is, now it’s silly to get upset because others have achieved it.

  31. bwuce wee says:

    the rothchildes paid the assassins of the russian royal family. a jewish terrorist hit squad slaughtered women and children as well as servants. actually a HOLOCAUST of a dynasty. a pogrom of the romanoffs. how appropriate.

    • Agree: Sam Smith
  32. @Chris Moore

    Their attempt to exterminate Christianity (now with the ((Zelensky))-led war against Russia)

    Russia is more secular than Ukraine.

    Russia is also far more multi-cultural.

    Putin pays Muslim Chechens to kill Orthodox Christians.

    Anyone who thinks Putin is a Christian or even remotely close is a fool.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  33. @Sam Smith

    “…Dmitry Medvedev looks exactly like that portrait of the Tsar above..!”

    There is indeed a striking resemblance:

    • Thanks: Sam Smith
    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @TGD
    , @Megoy
  34. @stozi

    Ugh. How many good orthodox men died because this poor leader mismanaged WWI? That’s basically why the Empire fell, we knew we could win with decent command

    Well he got his ass kicked by the Japanese in a single day and wanted to prove he wasn’t a loser. Their losses in WW1 further outraged the Russian public and the Communists exploited the situation.

    His biggest mistake was letting Lenin walk.

    The Tsar exiled him to Siberia which allowed him to focus on his writings.

    Then Lenin comes back and has the Tsar killed even though he had abdicated power.

    • Replies: @Rich
  35. JR Foley says:
    @Priss Factor

    Rasputin was the Czar.

    • Agree: tiger_road
    • Replies: @Sam Smith
  36. bj0311 says:

    Though published in 2005 the book , The Fate of the Romanovs by Greg King and Penny Wilson has a lot of good information the author of this article seems not to be aware of. The main fault of the book was how the authors danced around the Jew question, though the answer was glaringly obvious.

  37. JM says:
    @Zachary Smith

    It’s my understanding that the drive to make Hitler’s Pope a saint has stalled for now. But the Conservatives are still working on it.

    You prefer the present George Soros’ Pope? Or that Pius IX were a Pope for the Zionist-led Anglo-American Imperialists?

  38. Anonymous[239] • Disclaimer says:

    If you go to the trouble of marshaling all those facts, why do you risk insulting your readers with snide remarks? And especially so given that Jews, as the vanguard of communism in the USSR and the Ukraine, as well as being the puppetmasters of Mao and Mandela, are unarguably and by any standard of truth the worst butchers in human history.

    The Holocaust myth has substituted the Jew for Christ as the perfectly innocent victim to whom all men shall bow down in worshipful obedience, praying always for the Jews’ forgiveness for what never happened in the 1940s. Both parties in Congress are working on enacting this Satanic inversion of reality by stealth. They plan on making it a crime to even suggest that Israel has ever done anything wrong. The only possible justification for such an abomination is the deification of the Jews on the grounds of moral perfection—that they have never, can never, and, therefore, will never do anything wrong. Joe Biden, who hides his hatred for Christ behind his baptism, recently got down on both knees and bowed before an orthodox Jewish woman whose fecundity symbolically served Biden as grinning mockery of the disappearing Christian family.

    The US’ support for Israel in the ‘73 war induced the Saudi response of increasing the cost of a barrel of oil fourfold in January 1974, thereby destroying the standard of living for millions of Americans sacrificed for Israel. It’s worth bearing in mind that the oligarchs’ puppet, Zalensky, has recently confirmed that the Jews intend on establishing Eretz (Greater) Israel, among whose population as many, about 40%, reside in the US as in Israel proper. Given the sanguinary hatred Israelis have for Americans, this does not bode well for us.

    Congress has repeatedly shown its subservience to Israel, such as when it gave Netanyahu, the man who stole our nuclear triggers, twenty-five standing ovations as a slap in the face to the president for daring to stand up to the Jews’ demands to invade Iran. In the early 1990’s, Congress enshrined the non-biblical and blatantly supremacist Noahide Laws under cover of Education Day, claiming these phony Jewish laws for subjugating goys are implicitly superior to the words of Christ and are the unwritten premise for all human rights, including anything our Founders wrote. Congress did this, not the Knesset.

    Israel did 9/11, as Dr. Alan Sabrosky put it, which Christopher Bollyn overwhelminingly proves with his research. Israel tried to sink the USS Liberty with all hands on board, going so far as to machine gun sailors on deck trying to launch life boats. Israel, with the help of the CIA, assassinated JFK for opposing Israel’s development of nuclear weapons and for taking creation of our money out of the hands of the Jewish banking families who own the Fed. And for all this, as Cynthia McKinney has revealed, no member of Congress is seated without first signing a pledge to put Israel before all else. What greater proof of this do we need than Congress and the federal governments’ elaborate efforts at concealing the truth of 9/11, which efforts provide powerful circumstantial evidence of their complicity in this act or war by Israel against America?

    • Replies: @Hitch
  39. anon[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Mismanagement assisted by infiltrated political agents, may have been part of it. But, the driving force to account for the fall of the Czar was competition for oil and gas.. and replacement of Orthodox Religion for allegiance to the state centralized control.
    WWI was instituted for 2 purposes: to take the oil and gas from the OTTOMAN EMPIRE and to eliminate German and then Russian competition challenging the Western (mostly BRITISH BANKER AND USA) <= banking, energy, and industrial maggots. Just after the Germans were defeated, so too was the Russian Government. The MAGGOTS wanted complete control over the global economy.
    Why: German Colonies and rising German industrial might were threatening the British Colonial Empire, the oil and industrial interest invited the British to America with the idea to profit from the war. The British introduced professional propagandaism to the USA who used it to convince Americans to support the war in Europe.
    The bankers in 1913 instituted The Federal Reserve Act, passed by the 63rd US Congress and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on December 23, 1913. <=its purpose IMO, was to finance the war in Europe. The FRA and the 16th amendment screwed the American people/ their constitution was amended to replace the words of Article I, section 9, para 4, with the words of the 16th amendment, passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913. This amendment established the right of the rich man's Congress to impose a Federal income tax on Americans, corporations were burdened beginning in 1909. It was, IMO, the 16th amendment that enabled the British Empire to guarantee to its bankers that the income and wealth of America would provide the help and collateral the Bankers of Europe and of the Oil and Gas Industry needed to finance WWI. The federal income was signed into law on October 3, 1913, by President Woodrow Wilson.

  40. @Art

    Wisely, Art wrote: “Make no mistake – the Jews would gladly do the same to Putin!”

    Hi Art!

    As you know, the years of Czar Nicholas’s reign were marked by war and economic suffering of Russians. Is my conviction that the ZUS wanted this to happen to President Putin’s Russia.

    So I decided to recall the January 22, 1905, Bloody Sunday protest march of Russian Orthodox commoners. Upon arrival at the Czar’s Winter Palace, 200 people were fired upon and killed.

    The march was led by Father George Gapon who led the Union of Liberation. He fled the country, returned and was murdered by government agents. Please see below?

    • Replies: @anon
  41. Katrinka says:
    @Priss Factor

    From what I understand, Nicholas’s father died unexpectedly. Nicholas was very young when he was expected to take over for him. Nicholas didn’t even want the job.

  42. @Verymuchalive

    Didn’t the Kaiser finance the Bolsheviks? Wonder how much being royal first cousins played in all of this? We know cousin George V wouldn’t give refuge to the Czarina and children, and all this despite Russia being their ally in the war. I know banker rules. Imagine what a different world we would be in if England prosecuted the Rothschild for stock manipulation after the Battle of Waterloo.

  43. Anybody interested in the lives and characters of tsar Nicholas II and family might obtain “The Romanov Royal Martyrs” by the Orthodox Mesa Potamos monastery.
    Unlike the scurrilous slander by some talmudist friendly opinions here, you are likely to find it uplifting.
    Ref also Matthew Raphael Johnson, an American Orthodox scholar, and a talk he gave some years ago titled” Tsar Nicholas, the Loss of a Good Man”. This talk identifies the event as a Jewish Ritual Murder.

    As if this needs to be said….. People need to exercise extreme caution when accessing msm and views made popular by those who own and run them, RT is not an exception to this.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  44. Bookish1 says:

    Exactly what I was going to post

  45. Bookish1 says:

    don’t know if you have that right
    Something else going on

  46. Rich says:

    Well, the MIC and the American intelligence agencies won the war and are firmly in control of the country. Trump foolishly made some disparaging remarks about them and spent his entire presidency being picked apart. It was funny the way they made Obama dance, but he did his Bojangles act and they’ve rewarded him well.

    • Agree: Franz
  47. GenFranco says:
    @Zachary Smith

    A very uninformed post, as usual.

    The Vatican did not make Pius IX into a Saint. They should’ve done it long ago, but they haven’t, so that is false.

    The claims that Pius XII was Hitler’s Pope have long been disproven. It’s unlikely that a pope who was involved in an assassination plot against Hitler and ran an intelligence operation against Germany would be doing Hitler’s work. About a dozen books bear this out, including well-placed persons within the Allied command who knew the truth. This calumny was started by Stalinists.

    For the Orthodox Church’s making Nikolai II into a Saint to have been “over the top” you would have to accept the Church’s canonization process as legit, but simply regard this specific one as extreme. Since you obviously don’t accept the process at all, this is a nonsensical statement.

    Most of the above garbage comes from jewish historians like David Kertzer. You should pick someone else to steal from and pretend the thoughts are your own.

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  48. Bookish1 says:

    let me put another take on things here: Germany did gods will more than any other nation. When Hitler rebuilt Germany he was very careful to do all he did within the laws of nature without violating nature’s laws, which are gods laws. When the Allies destroyed Germany we are the ones who violated gods laws and god is getting revenge—–note the fall of America and other nations who joined in the destruction of gods greatest and most perfect creation.

    • Agree: HdC, Hitch, Franz
  49. Rich says:

    Any chance you get to disparage Christians, you jump right in. What sect of Judaism do you belong to that still inculcates its membership with such hatred of the Church? Most of the Jews I grew up with intermarried with Catholics and sent their kids to good Catholic schools. Are you jealous that you couldn’t get a date when you were a kid, so now you have to attack Christianity at every chance?

  50. saggy says: • Website

    Inscribed on the wall where the Romanovs were murdered –

    “Belsatzar ward in selbiger Nacht / Von seinen Kuechter umgebracht”
    translated in English: “Balthazar was, on the same night, killed by his slaves”.

    These are lines adapted from the poem “Balthazar,” by the German-Jewish poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1856). The poem, which has a biblical inspiration, evokes the story of the last king of Babylon: Balthazar. The latter had shown his profanity during a dinner by using holy vessels from Jerusalem’s temple. Then, the dinner was interrupted by a hand which appeared and wrote on the wall these words: “Mané”, “Thécel”, “Pharès”.

    Prophet Daniel, called to decipher it, understood these words as the next judgment of king Balthazar and the conquest of his kingdom. In fact, the same night, Balthazar was killed by his own men and the kingdom conquered by Cyrus.

    • Thanks: Hitch
    • Replies: @Patrick McNally
  51. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @John Johnson

    The only kind of Christian that matters is one that understands the ((Jews)) and their Judas stooges are the mortal enemy of humankind. Jesus Christ came to understand that, as well — after he was crucified by the Synagogue of Satan. He’s extracting his revenge, and will continue to. Eventually, most of humanity will get it, and bend to his will.

    But those who don’t will be just another dead stiff-neck, like the kikes Moses did in. Is that your “kin,” Johnson?

  52. @Franklin Ryckaert

    I don’t see a striking resemblance. That type of facial features isn’t uncommon among Russians.

  53. geokat62 says:
    @Arthur MacBride

    Ref also Matthew Raphael Johnson, an American Orthodox scholar, and a talk he gave some years ago titled” Tsar Nicholas, the Loss of a Good Man.”

    Here’s the link…

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
    • Replies: @Arthur MacBride
  54. TGD says:
    @Franklin Ryckaert

    Tsar Nicholas II and King George V were doppelgängers.

    There is no mention here that King George refused asylum to his cousin Niki and his family. It was the Kerensky government that made the request.

  55. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:

    The British monarchy most likely wanted to see another group of competing royals destroyed, just like the French dynasty, which gave them a leg up, to secure their claim to the highest among all royalties in the world. If they’re really concerned about the Romanov branch, they could have arrested with the help of American WASP ruling leadership, the prominent Jewish bankers in London and New York which would have stopped the bolsheviks in their tracks. The House Of Windsor is a corrupt regime with a lot of Jewish blood and traits and as long they’re in charge of the Judeo-Christians the world over, nothing is going to change.

  56. Sam Smith says:
    @JR Foley

    Is you go to they have some stories that refute the Western narrative or lie that Rasputin was this evil monster that he is painted as. Here I just found it for you:

  57. Judges 9


    8 “The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them.
    And they said to the olive tree,
    ‘Reign over us!’
    9 But the olive tree said to them,
    ‘Should I cease giving my oil,
    With which they honor God and men,
    And go to sway over trees?’

    10 “Then the trees said to the fig tree,
    ‘You come and reign over us!’
    11 But the fig tree said to them,
    ‘Should I cease my sweetness and my good fruit,
    And go to sway over trees?’

    12 “Then the trees said to the vine,
    ‘You come and reign over us!’
    13 But the vine said to them,
    ‘Should I cease my new wine,
    Which cheers both God and men,
    And go to sway over trees?’

    14 “Then all the trees said to the bramble,
    ‘You come and reign over us!’
    15 And the bramble said to the trees,
    ‘If in truth you anoint me as king over you,
    Then come and take shelter in my shade;
    But if not, let fire come out of the bramble
    And devour the cedars of Lebanon!’

  58. @Priss Factor

    What kind of leader he was is not an issue. An important point is that he and his wife were criminals, guilty of mass murder, which was perpetrated on their orders in many cases. Just for the massacre on Bloody Sunday (January 22, 1905) he and his vile wife deserved death penalty. Yes, they should have been properly tried first, but capital punishment was too humane for those monsters.

    The killing of his children and servants was a crime, a murder for which the perpetrators also deserved capital punishment.

    Propaganda always mixes these two. No wonder: propaganda is always a bunch of lies. Soviet propaganda presented the murder of family members and servants in a light that they were guilty by association, anti-Soviet propaganda focused on that crime, pretending that the execution of Nicolas and his wife was also a criminal act (again, by association).

    An honest narrative must treat these things separately, each dead on its own merits.

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
  59. Sarita says:

    There you have it!
    Yet many commenters come in to defend Putin who is a son of communism and the damned kgb.

  60. @GenFranco

    The Vatican did not make Pius IX into a Saint

    I stand corrected.

    Beatification is the third step out of the four steps of declaring someone a saint.

    The old bastard is still one step away from true “Canonization”.

  61. Hrw-500 says:

    And there was lots of rumors about illegitimate children of Nicholas II,2325.0.htm then lots of people use as a pretext to bash him but I think Lenin and Trotsky still have lots of hidden skeletons not discovered yet.

  62. Jimmy1969 says:

    It is really difficult to get a straight answer on this execution because it involves a zillion conflicting political interests beyond the actual shooting. One is that Jews did the shooting and that would harm their image in the world as being associated with Bolshevism. 2 questions I have always wondered about. 1) were the commanders of the execution squad Jews, as is alleged in many articles. 2) Were the women raped first or did they put out to save their lives and then were shot anyway? That story too, I have heard many times.

  63. Megoy says:
    @Franklin Ryckaert

    I was thinking more Jack Dorsey from Twitter.

  64. Hitch says:

    I am so sick of Russians and Russophiles constantly spewing the word “Nazi”, which was arguably a Jewish creation used to smear Germans anyway, which after over 90 years has been twisted and distorted into a meaningless expression of nothing more than pure, unadulterated Jewish hate.

    Why do Germans and Germany continue to side with ZOG against Russia without the slightest hint of resistance? Russians and Russia are as much to blame for this as Jewry. For decades Russians like Putin and Medvedev have worked to frame Germany for Russian crimes committed at places like Katyn Forest, and they lied and framed Germans and Germany for the Holofraud and other fake war crimes.

    It was German blood that made Russia. Peter the Great and Catherine were German. Nicolas’s Tsarina spoke German. Of course Nicolas himself was mostly of German blood too. Catherine brought in Germans into what is now Ukraine to teach the Russians how to farm. For all their contribution to “Russian culture” how were Germans repaid? By genocide, starting in WWI and culminating at the end of WWII.

    So now we have that poor, downtrodden Tsar and his family, murdered by nasty Jews. We all are supposed to feel sad for the Tsar and his family. But for Hitler, who tried to free Russia from those very same Jews, we are supposed to hate, hate, hate because he supposedly was a “racist”. Hitler died in infamy, supposedly histories worst person. Yet throughout the last few centuries Tsar’s supposedly murdered 6 million jews dozens of times in their infamous “pogroms”. Jewry hates Russians as much as they hate Germans, so what else is new.

    This is the heart of the Russian clown show. Russia is owned by Judea, just like the US and Germany too. Jews love owning all sides and all the banks, and then they start wars. Putin is little more than the mirror image of Biden/Trump/Obama/Bush, except he has a different set of Jewish owners.

    If we look back on history, is there something about Russians and Russia that makes them special in terms of what Jews have done to them? Russians want to sweep all those crimes, and all the crimes of Russians who murdered and raped on behalf of Judea under the carpet and then point their finger at western “capitalists” (who are mostly Jews anyway).

    So are Americans and America more guilty than Russia and Russians for crimes that they committed on behalf of Judea? I wouldn’t say so. I would only say that Germany at least did her best to put an end to the reign of the Judaic Racial Supremacists and Sabbatean perverts. And for this Germans and Germany have suffered far more than Russia or Russians have.

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski
  65. @TGD

    Yes and the Limey tyrant changed his name to Windsor from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha .. Why? Public relations due to the German bombs falling on London made by a company with a name like the German King of England. Yes. The krauts hit Limey land in the WW1, not much to matter militarily, but enough to bring down the monarchy if east enders found out, especially if the venal lizards had investments in the kraut munition companies (I know not). So the Wind Sores were the only great demonarchy to survive the great war due to smart savvy public relations ideas. George Windsor Saxe-Coburg-Gotha did promise cousin Nick shelter but reneged once his advisers (and the King) perceived that the slave working class of England might sympathize with the Bolsheviks after a battering in the Great war.

  66. @Patrick McNally

    Sverdlov ordered the execution. Stalin was way too politically savvy (and preternaturally ultra cautious) to get anywhere near an order like that) and Lenin’s involvement is suspected and debated. as of course it would be once Bolshevism was firmly in power : “Yes the helmsman of all humanity and founder of Communism gave the order to have your beloved “Little Father” shot, we admit it.” No, Joseph Vissarionovich had a bit more behind the schnozzola than that. It bears all his hallmarks, master murderer of that species – culprit Sverdlov dies (poisoning my guess, announced as anything they want) and bonus points: the dirty swine was a lousy Jew. (lone gunman jack ruby Oswald perfect patsy setup and waxed). Did the benevolent Joseph Vissarionovich also have Lenin shot while framing Fanny Kaplan to take the fall? Place your bets suckers, if you think the man who ran the USSR for 3 decades would ever leave a shred of evidence.

  67. @geokat62

    Thank you Geokat. The USA has every reason for pride in scholars like MRJ whose historical research is outstanding.
    This talk began for me a few years mini study of tsar Nicholas II Romanov, very revealing and rewarding. This man was truly a great ruler and patriot. The facts he states in brief can be verified by one’s own research. For example on how the people were progressing, totally contrary to the Jewish inspired slander that is now the widely accepted version as some comments here show.

    Invitation to such ignorant (at best) posters. Apart from stats on food etc production, check out the death sentence issued by the Brooklyn kahal in 1905 plus the similar one by freemasons in France. The postcards they issued may still be viewed online as I have seen them…

    • Thanks: geokat62
  68. Hitch says:

    God’s punishment is just and severe.

    I am agnostic. “God’s punishment” is clearly irrelevant in this life, the vast majority of criminals, both moral and legal, lead their lives unphased by “God’s punishment”.

    You can put me firmly in the “justice delayed is justice denied” camp.

    If “Christianity” wins later, while millions of perverts continually exploit children and the naive for power, wealth, pleasure and fame, that is of no consolation to me or their victims.

  69. @Marcali

    Yes, I’m sure and all of that is addressed within the article from Ural magazine, number 9, 2003, which I had linked to above:

    After a long study of the document in comparison with a large amount of other sources, the author of these lines came to the firm conclusion that, firstly, none of the seven Austro-Hungarians in question participated in the execution, and secondly, that the document was fabricated at all. It is dated July 18, that is, the time after the shooting on the night of July 17. Further. Pavel Medvedev, like Vaganov, were not Chekists, although they participated in the shooting. The Chekist was another appointee to Ipatiev’s house, M.A. Medvedev (Kudrin). Vaganov’s name is not Sergei, but Stepan. For some reason, P.Z. Yermakov, who was really sent to Ipatiev’s house to carry out the execution together with Vaganov and Medvedev, is not listed. The stamp of the document also raises questions. But the main thing: on July 18, the “1st Kamyshlovsky Rifle Regiment” did not exist. It was formed much later, only on August 10. It is necessary to “pay tribute” to the fabricator of the “document”: this regiment did indeed include units of “internationalists” who had retreated from Siberia, mainly Hungarian prisoners of war, including fighters with the same or similar names. A lot of them were in Yekaterinburg in July. The names of three Russians could be taken from the investigative materials of N.A. Sokolov and others (with inaccurate indication of the name Vaganov; M.A. Medvedev does not appear in them at all and his namesake is named Pavel).

  70. Dumbo says:

    Not so much Nikojlai, but Poor Anastasia and the other children.

    They killed even their dogs, that’s how ruthless they were (except one who survived).

  71. @saggy

    The lines from Heine’s poem were most likely written down by the Austrian prisoner of war Rudolf Lacher, who also left his autograph in the basement “Rudolf Lacher Y. T. K. Jager. Trient”. There’s no reason to believe that any of the assigned executioners had anything to do with it. More detail here:

    • Replies: @Hitch
    , @saggy
  72. @Hitch

    MacGregor and Docherty are not reliable sources in any way. Quite the contrary, their claims have no basis in reality whatsoever.

    On August 1st 1914, Germany declared war on Russia. Within a week, the war had become a team match of UK, France and Russia v Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia’s mobilisation was entirely related to the situation between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. Thereafter, Russia was very eager to ensure that there was no South Front, and the Ottoman Empire, initially, remained neutral.

    Unusually, Wikipedia gets it entirely right.
    The Ottoman Empire’s entry into World War I began when two recently purchased ships of its navy, still crewed by German sailors and commanded by their German admiral, carried out the Black Sea Raid, a surprise attack against Russian ports, on 29 October 1914. Russia replied by declaring war on 1 November 1914 and Russia’s allies, Britain and France, then declared war on the Ottoman Empire on 5 November 1914. The reasons for the Ottoman action were not immediately clear.[1] The Ottoman government had declared neutrality in the recently started war, and negotiations with both sides were underway.

    This was an entirely unprovoked act by the Ottoman Empire. MacGregor and Docherty are fantasists.

    • Disagree: Hitch
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  73. Hitch says:
    @Patrick McNally

    More evidence that Putin is a C-Jew stooge (as if there wasn’t enough already).

  74. Anonymous[239] • Disclaimer says:

    Is this comment in reply to mine? If so, you didn’t read mine. Nowhere do I criticize the Germans for opposing Jewish Bolshevism or ignore the former’s contribution to Russia. Both Germany and Russia have suffered under the Jews. According to Solzhenitsyn, sixty-six million Russians were slaughtered by the Bolsheviks.

    As I pointed out, since Jews by their own account were the brains behind communism and were its vanguard in Russia and the Ukraine, that makes Jews and not the Nazis far and away the worst butchers in human history. I’d just repeat my earlier comment made in good faith, which is to tone down the anger and snide remarks if you intend on persuading others.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  75. @Mulegino1

    Thanks, wow!

    It’s got to be, hasn’t it? Maybe a long distant cousin. But it looks much closer than that.

    I think its great, God bless him!

  76. @Verymuchalive

    On August 1st 1914, Germany declared war on Russia. Within a week, the war had become a team match of UK, France and Russia v Germany and Austria-Hungary.

    Technically yes but Russia was building up a mass of troops on the Austria-Hungary border. Germany demanded that the troops be moved back into Russia and no response was given.

    Nicholas wanted to redeem himself after getting his ass kicked by the Japanese.

    Russia had no intention of staying neutral.

    • Agree: Hitch
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  77. @Anonymous

    Is this comment in reply to mine? If so, you didn’t read mine. Nowhere do I criticize the Germans for opposing Jewish Bolshevism or ignore the former’s contribution to Russia. Both Germany and Russia have suffered under the Jews.

    Suffered under the Jews?? Who do you think was firing the bullets? Yes everyone knows that Jews were overrepresented in the leadership but blue collar Russians were gunning down their fellow citizens.

    Russians are a country of serfs. That is why they allowed the Bolsheviks to take over.

    The Russian army switched sides. They went from defending Russia to attacking it.

    The Communists tried the same thing in Germany after WW1 and their leader was shot in the head and tossed in a river.

    take a bath Rosa

  78. Jimmy1969 says:

    Up in Ottawa Canada where my old Aunt still lives they had the Gay Parade today. They shut down the Truckers protest but they allow the Gay Parade …in all of its glory attended by the Gay Mayor of Ottawa Jim “no kids” ….no “family” Waton and representatives of Justin Trudeau.

  79. profnasty says:

    WWI- A Mistake.
    WWII- A Crime.
    WWIII- Coup de grace on White power.

    We did it to ourselves.

  80. @John Johnson

    Rosa Luxemburg was a fervent believer in the idea of the spontaneous revolution of the proletariat. She had always been critical of Lenin’s idea that the party should cultivate a core of professional revolutionaries who are ready to lead the way in guiding the masses. Her execution was made possible precisely because she did not follow any of Lenin’s methods. She stayed easily out in the open where she believed that preaching revolution to the working classes would result in them rushing ahead without her organizing a disciplined party. If she had properly been allowed to live, she would have guided the German Left onto a path which would have kept independent of Moscow’s influence and seeking to build a more plebian party. The way that the KPD ended up becoming a satrapy of Moscow was largely the consequence of Luxemburg’s assassination.

  81. Jimmy1969 says:

    Could you imagine what a reputable Ivy League Scholar would say about this diatribe…like talk about a D- minus and get down to the City College

  82. Kat Grey says:

    Tsar Nicholas should have been as ruthless with the revolutionaries as his father was.

    • Agree: John Johnson
  83. @Patrick McNally

    Hardly. If you read/have read Kolakowski’s “Main Currents of Marxism”, pt.2, it is evident she was a hysterical & dogmatic mind simultaneously. She didn’t possess any organizational talent, let alone genius- unlike Lenin.

  84. anon[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chuck Orloski

    Oh boy. Another Jew pretending to care about the Bloody Sunday “massacre.”

    Just like the Bolshevik Jews pretended to care about the poor peasants and Christians despite killing en masse the same type of Orthodox Christians and peasants who participated in the protest.

    Listen Jew: Russians will decide how to mediate and resolve these events, not demonic kikes like you.

    The Tsar was loyal to Russia to the end, which is why is diaries and correspondences were never published by the Soviet authorities. Even the Jew Keresnky declared ‘Tsar chist’, meaning he’s clean.

    And the peasants and people loved the Tsar – even the Russian workmen conscripted by Yurovsky to torment the Tsar repented of what they were doing and had to be removed and replaced by foreign ‘Lett’ mercenaries.

    Either way, sadists Jews like Goloshchyokin and yourself will find a way to obfuscate your evil.

    Your damnation awaits you.

    • Agree: Wokechoke
  85. Rich says:
    @John Johnson

    The Russo-Japanese war lasted about a year and a half, not a day. Aren’t you one of the guys saying that since the Russians didn’t defeat the Ukrainians in a week, they lost?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  86. @Patrick McNally

    If she had properly been allowed to live, she would have guided the German Left onto a path which would have kept independent of Moscow’s influence and seeking to build a more plebian party.

    Hilarious. Yes and I’m sure Socialism would have worked and Germans would have flown around on rainbow unicorns.

    There is no such thing as a “good Communist” or “good revolutionary” as they support destroying Western society.

    Rosa supported a socialist German revolution which means killing elected officials and not giving the people a vote. No voting, no private media and no opposition parties. Socialist lockdown.

    It wouldn’t matter if she wanted Germany to be independent of Moscow. That isn’t how Communist politics worked. After any successful revolution any anti-Moscow leftist gets a bullet from the darkness. She most likely knew that and would have submitted which is what most Communists did.

    If the Russians had given Lenin a bath then WW2 probably would never have happened. Russia remains a capitalist state and never becomes an active threat which led to fascist counter-movements. The hardliners were right from the beginning. Traitors like Rosa weren’t just another political group. They wanted to burn it all and enslave the Germans. Moscow would never have tolerated an independent leftist Germany. It would have transformed into another Soviet state.

    Doofus Nicholas II actually sent Lenin on a Siberian retreat to touch up on his writing. Unbelievable. He didn’t care about using his own soldiers as cannon fodder but let Lenin walk.

    The way that the KPD ended up becoming a satrapy of Moscow was largely the consequence of Luxemburg’s assassination.

    Ernst Thalmann was pro-Soviet from the beginning. He would have been the leader of the KPD while Rosa would have been a consul. They weren’t going to put a Jewish woman in charge under any scenario. Even before Hitler the right-wing newspapers pointed out how many Communist leaders were Jewish.

    Thalman lied the whole time about not having connections to Moscow and the KPD was later humiliated by those revelations. Who knows what Rosa truly wanted. She might have been wise enough to distance the revolution from Moscow at least temporarily. Thalmann was a Lenin type and expected to march on the capital. It’s a good thing that he died of a headache before the war was over.

  87. saggy says: • Website
    @Patrick McNally

    “most likely” … that doesn’t compute … “possibly” I’ll buy .. and anyway you slice it, the quote tells the story.

  88. @Rich

    The Russo-Japanese war lasted about a year and a half, not a day.

    The entire war was decided in a day in the Battle of Tsushima

    That is what I was referring to and anyone with a basic knowledge of the war would know that.

    One of the biggest naval upsets of all time and it completely embarrassed the Russians which led Nicholas II to seek redemption in WW1. That also failed which further emboldened the Communists.

    As with Putin his ego led to a completely unnecessary war and all kinds of disastrous consequences.

    The Battle of Tushima also further emboldened the Japanese and led them to taking huge risks like Pearl Harbor.

    Aren’t you one of the guys saying that since the Russians didn’t defeat the Ukrainians in a week, they lost?

    No actually I said they simply can’t march in and take the place with all those NLAWs and Javalins. There were at least 10k in private hands and Putin and his defenders here seemed to think they would all be handed to the proper authorities.

    It was Putin’s plan to take Kiev in 2.5 weeks. That obviously didn’t work.

    Maybe he should have spent an evening on youtube learning about modern anti-tank weapons. Nicholas also could have done some research on the Japanese instead of writing them off as Asian simpletons.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @Rich
    , @JR Foley
  89. Wokechoke says:
    @John Johnson

    It was a humiliation for whites in general.

    One example of how the British fed the Japanese the intel and tech to defeat the Rus by proxy. Also Jacob Schiff loaned the slants a bunch of cash to upset the Czar.

    Never the less Tsushima gave the chinks and Nips ideas about how they might beat whitey in Singapore and Manila.

    Only kikes cheered on the sinking of the Baltic Fleet and Pacific Squadron. ultimately.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    , @antibeast
  90. Wokechoke says:

    Arguably though the Russians were the prime victims of Jewry. The Russians conquered the Pale and inherited a nasty surprise in the form of the kikes.

  91. Dream says:

  92. Rich says:
    @John Johnson

    Well, JJ, you are correct in that the Battle of Tsushima was a key to the Russian defeat in that war. I think that even without that strategic victory, the Nips were well on their way to defeating the Russians. You don’t think the Battle of Liaoyang or the fall of Port Arthur had anything to do with the Japanese victory?

    I don’t know if you have Putin’s office bugged, but anyone who thought they could defeat a nation of 35 million with the largest land mass of any European nation in 2.5 weeks would have to be a nitwit, surrounded by nitwits. Do you think Putin is a nitwit?

    *It took Israel over 2 months to defeat the rag tag PLO in 1982. 2.5 weeks to take Kiev? It took the Nazis 33 days destroying everything in sight.

  93. @Rich

    You don’t think the Battle of Liaoyang or the fall of Port Arthur had anything to do with the Japanese victory?

    The Japanese actually had more losses at the Battle of Liaoyang. More of a draw technically but it embarrassed the Russians because the Japanese did so well.

    The fall of Port Author was a loss but nothing like the Battle of Tsushima. They really lost their navy in a single battle. The Japanese would have been able to dominate the coastlines and shell cities.

    Before that battle they could have found a mutual agreement with Japan.

    I don’t know if you have Putin’s office bugged, but anyone who thought they could defeat a nation of 35 million with the largest land mass of any European nation in 2.5 weeks would have to be a nitwit, surrounded by nitwits. Do you think Putin is a nitwit?

    I don’t think Putin is a nitwit. I think he is isolated and arrogant which can lead to poor decision making even in the intelligent. Yes men constantly telling him what he wants to hear.

    The 2.5 weeks comes from leaked battleplans that were found on soldiers.

    It was decapitation operation. They planned on replacing the government and having the Ukrainian military stand down. That is why they sent a massive support column towards Kiev.

    • Disagree: Rich
  94. @Wokechoke

    One example of how the British fed the Japanese the intel and tech to defeat the Rus by proxy. Also Jacob Schiff loaned the slants a bunch of cash to upset the Czar.

    That did happen but the Japanese had advanced guns and shells that the Russians didn’t bother to study. They also had improved tactics for night battles. The British not only fed them intel but had observers on Japanese ships. The British might have been arrogant but saw the value in learning from every battle. The Russians treated the Japanese as simpletons that would probably flee after the first salvo.

    Never the less Tsushima gave the chinks and Nips ideas about how they might beat whitey in Singapore and Manila.

    Yes and Hawaii.

    Even to this day the Japanese still gloat over that battle.

  95. JR Foley says:

    This Royal Family nonsense–the 1% controlling Europe and all were inbred —-a clique which was out of touch with the 99% majority—the French woke up in 1789 — let the blade drop. Now later it was then Russia’s turn ( Rasputin ran the country) and today—how about London England—Washington DC and Ottawa —all this 1% entitled dead beats think they know what’s best for us—–

  96. JR Foley says:
    @John Johnson

    Putin has 20 years to clean out the Ukraine—USA was there in Afghanistan for 20 years achieving a BIG LOSS—–check the score card—Putin is at 1/2 year and has many more good years ahead cleaning out the entrenched bohunk skum pretending to be Nazis—These supposed Nazis were dug in over 8 years and had their jollies killing civilians —Russia advancing slowly to cause as little trouble to the citizens —otherwise Putin could have carpet bombed the skum beginning in Kiey. NOW let’s talk about the JEWS –Zylenskyy–Hunter Biden’t spouse —-Donnie Diummie Trump’s son in law–they are all JEWS —do you see the pattern or do you have to watch a re-run of Hogan’s Heros?

  97. Jiminy says:

    The look on George says it all. “ I knew I should have worn my dead ferret. I bloody well knew it.”
    I remember so many tv shows used to be about Anastasia. They were always one step away from finding her.
    Did anyone hear Lavrov, in May I think, explain how Hitler was part jewish, so that it was correct to call the Ukrainians nazi. As you would expect it did not go down too well with the jews. Putin, a day or two later though, came out and publicly apologised for Lavrov reminding everybody of that little fun fact.

  98. @Hitch

    Peter the Great and Catherine were German

    Peter the Great was a pureblood Russian. Not a trace of German blood. The marriages with the German royal houses came later.

  99. antibeast says:

    Never the less Tsushima gave the chinks and Nips ideas about how they might beat whitey in Singapore and Manila.

    Err, those are Japs, Sir.

  100. @John Johnson

    As I wrote in comment #16:

    Declaration of war by Russia was still not a foregone conclusion. Usually, military mobilisation in most States was the prelude to certain war. This was not the case in Russia. It was merely a contingency plan. Anything further would need to be authorised.
    It seems to many people that Nicholas II was playing for time. However, Austria-Hungary and Germany chose to regard it as preparation for war ( mistakenly or purposefully ) and declared war on Russia regardless.

    Whether the German and A-H military mistakenly assumed that the mobilisation was, as in other states, a prelude for war OR they purposefully intended to attack regardless is still a matter of controversy 100 years later. Like much else about WWI, cock-up may have been much more important than conspiracy.

  101. @Rich

    Do you think Putin is a nitwit?

    No, but he’s delusional. Like Dolfie in bunker & Joe with Kremlin docs.

  102. geokat62 says:

    Kerensky cited two main reasons for the arrest of the tsar and his family.

    A little backgrounder on Alexander Kerensky.

    Excerpt from International Jewish News article, Russian Revolution and the Jews:

    Within the Jewish community, many saw hope in the change of leadership from the despotism and anti-Semitism of the tsar.

    Kerensky, whose father was Jewish*, had sympathized with the Jews who were severely persecuted by tsarist regime. He was one of the sponsors of a resolution by the St. Petersburg bar condemning the 1913 trial of Mendel Beilis, falsely accused of ritual murder, as a “slanderous attack upon the Jewish people.”

    During WW I, he himself had personally investigated and refuted highly publicized bogus charges of treason leveled against the Jews in a village named Kuzhi in April 1915.

    Just 10 days after the abdication of the tsar, the new provisional government had officially granted freedom to the long beleaguered Jewish community of Russia. These freedoms included residing where they pleased, participating in all educational advantages, voting, and owning property.

    * according to Wikipedia, his mother’s maiden name was Adler:

    His mother, Nadezhda Aleksandrovna (née Adler),

  103. Hitch says:

    Just 10 days after the abdication of the tsar, the new provisional government had officially granted freedom to the long beleaguered Jewish community of Russia.

    English translation from Yid-English:

    “Just 10 days after the abdication of the tsar, the new provisional government had officially opened the flood gates and unleashed the Jewish communists and sabbateans to start preying on the white Christians. Shortly afterwards the Jewish capitalists who had started the revolution put the Jewish communists in charge of Russia, and the blood bath of Russian Christians and anyone who resisted Jewish hegemony began”.

  104. Dube says:

    I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to find a story that I read years ago, by either Sholem Aleichem or Isaac Bashevis Singer, about an ordinary Jew in Russia, guided by his rabbi in some matter that I’ve forgotten. He is advised to get three fine red horses and lead them past the Tsar’s palace. He soon gets a message: How much do you want for the horses? He is advised to say, Not for sale. He finds himself invited to the palace and is treated with utmost personal hospitality by the Tsar, who asks the Tsarina to serve tea for the visitor. Oh yes, a troika of fine red horses deserves all courtesies in negotiation.

    I can’t recall the outcome. I hope that someone can identify the tale, which I enjoyed reading and would like to see again. And it likely does touch on Jewish relations with Nicholas II.

  105. @Patrick McNally

    Hi there Patrick McNally – I just had to drop in and thank you for your many, many cogent and thoughtful comments more than a year ago back on the Barbarossa: Suvorov’s Revisionism Goes Mainstream thread. I was really impressed with your analysis and approach to the matters.


  106. ROEL says:

    To think that the king of England (his own cousin) turned down Nicholas’ request for asylum. Treacherous Albion.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  107. geokat62 says:

    (((Treacherous Albion)))

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