Yurovsky's plan was to perform an efficient execution of all 11 prisoners simultaneously, though he also took into account that he would have to prevent those involved from raping the women or searching the bodies for jewels. As soon as the Czechoslovaks seized Yekaterinburg, his apartment was pillaged. On the right is a blouse that belonged to one of the grand duchesses His preliminary report was published in a book that same year in French and then Russian, and was the only accepted historical explanation about the murders for 65 years until 1989. The Soviet of the murders fuelled rumours of survivors, leading to the emergence of that drew media attention away from. However, the guards were ordered to increase their surveillance accordingly and the prisoners were warned not to look out the window or attempt to signal anyone outside, on pain of being shot. He was a witness but later claimed to have taken part in the murders, looting belongings from a dead grand duchess. The remaining two bodies of Tsesarevich Alexei and one of his sisters were discovered in 2007.
He is an executive in an insurance company. Everything was packed into the Romanovs' own for dispatch to Moscow under escort by. On 16 July, Yurovsky was informed by the Ural Soviets that Red Army contingents were retreating in all directions and the executions could not be delayed any longer. The shallow pit revealed no traces of clothing, which was consistent with Yurovsky's account that all the victims' clothes were burned before the bodies were thrown down the mineshaft. He denied taking part in the murders during his interrogation, dying in prison of.
Nothing at that stage was said about killing the family or servants. However, unlike the other killers, he received no awards or advancements, for which he grew bitter. However, the prisoners were under strict instructions not to engage in conversation with any of the guards. Filipp Goloshchyokin was shot in October 1941 in an and consigned to an unmarked grave. Boris Yeltsin and attended the funeral along with Romanov relations, including. Their hands were tied and they were to be executed in a few moments. While waiting for the smoke to abate, the killers could hear moans and whimpers inside the room.
Kabanov then hurried downstairs and told the men to stop firing and kill the family and their dogs with their and bayonets. He and his assistant Nikulin, who died in 1964, are buried in the in Moscow. But some reports have also been accurate. They voluntarily accompanied the Romanov family into imprisonment but were forcibly separated by the Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg. Beloborodov and Nikulin oversaw the ransacking of the Romanov quarters, seizing all the family's personal items, the most valuable piled up in Yurovsky's office whilst things considered inconsequential and of no value were stuffed into the and burned. The attempted looting, coupled with Ermakov's incompetence and drunken state, convinced Yurovsky to oversee the disposal of the bodies himself. He took a Mauser and Colt while Ermakov armed himself with three Nagants, one Mauser and a bayonet; he was the only one assigned to kill two prisoners, Alexandra and Botkin.
The family was very upset as Leonid was Alexei's only playmate and he was the fifth member of the imperial entourage to be taken from them, but they were assured by Yurovsky that he would be back soon. He died in in 1924 of a before he could complete his investigation. In May 1979, the remains of most of the family and their retainers were found by amateur enthusiasts, who kept the discovery secret until the collapse of Communism. Tawell was executed, and the notoriety of the case brought the telegraph into repute. Neither Yurovsky nor any of the killers went into the logistics of how to efficiently destroy eleven bodies.
Shooting and stabbing them at night while they slept or killing them in the forest and then dumping them into the Iset pond with lumps of metal weighted to their bodies were ruled out. On 1 October 2008, the ruled that and his family were victims of and them. . They were strictly forbidden to speak any language other than. Only Alexei's , Joy, survived to be rescued by a British officer of the , living out his final days in. On 1 March 1918, the family was placed on soldier's rations, which meant parting with 10 devoted servants and giving up butter and coffee. They were reburied in the in in 1998, 80 years after they were killed, in a funeral that was not attended by key members of the , who disputed the authenticity of the remains.
Only Maria's undergarments contained no jewels, which to Yurovsky was proof that the family had ceased to trust her ever since she became too friendly with one of the guards back in May. However, strict rationing of the water supply was enforced on the prisoners after the guards complained that it regularly ran out. I can tell you we are monitoring the situation and continuing to stay focused on our ultimate goal, which is denuclearization. The judge ordered the execution of the murderer. Yurovsky's men first gobbled on hardboiled eggs supplied by the local nuns food that was meant for the imperial family , while the remainder of Ermakov's men were ordered back to the city as Yurovsky did not trust them and was displeased with their drunkenness. They expected to be part of the lynch mob Yurovsky maintained control of the situation with great difficulty, eventually getting Ermakov's men to shift some of the bodies from the truck onto the carts.
The Secret Plot to Save the Tsar: New Truths Behind the Romanov Mystery. In fact, since executions resumed that year following a four-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court, we know many specifics including race, age, sex and other information about those who have paid the ultimate price in the criminal justice system. Yurovsky himself killed Tatiana and Alexei. He wanted dedicated Bolsheviks who could be relied on to do whatever was asked of them. He wrongly concluded that the prisoners died instantly from the shooting with the exception of Alexei and Anastasia, who were shot and bayoneted to death, and that the bodies were destroyed in a massive bonfire. He inspected the site on the evening of 17 July and reported back to the Cheka at the Amerikanskaya Hotel. See also related terms for.