The Royal Women

Tsarevich Alexei – The boy with haemophilia

Alexandra Feodorovna was under immense pressure to produce an heir to the throne, and after four healthy daughters, the relief at the birth of Alexei must have been tremendous. On 12 August 1904 (O.S. 30 July), Alexandra gave birth to a son. Nicholas wrote in his diary, “A great never-to-be-forgotten day when the mercy of God [read more]

Alexandra of Denmark

The Romanovs – 17 July 1918

The saga of the Romanov family in Russia came to an end on 17 July 1918 when they were brutally murdered at the hands of the Bolsheviks. The family was being held at Ipatiev House, also called “The House of Special Purpose.” That purpose, of course, was the murder of the Tsar and his family. [read more]

Alexandra Feodorovna

Russian Orthodox Church hopes to decide on ‘Yekaterinburg remains’ issue in 2018

The Russian Orthodox Church is likely to decide on the authenticity of the “Yekaterinburg remains”, or the remains of the last Tsar and his family, in 2018, said Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations. “The Сhurch will recognize the ‘Yekaterinburg remains’ as the true remains of the imperial family if exhaustive [read more]

Alexandra Feodorovna

Russian Orthodox Church Bishops’ Council discusses authenticity of imperial family remains

The Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, which will take place in Moscow from November 29 to December 4 and is expected to discuss the issue of authenticity of the so-called “Yekaterinburg remains”, or the remains of the last Tsarist family. “The people who are responsible for studying this issue will probably say something. [read more]

Alexandra Feodorovna

Majority of church commission on ‘Yekaterinburg remains’ examination has no doubts murder was ritual one

The majority of the members of the church commission dealing with the so-called “Yekaterinburg remains”, or the remains of the last Tsarist family, are convinced that the executed of the family was a ritual murder, according to Bishop Tikhon. “We take the ritual murder theory most seriously. The significant part of the commission has no [read more]