Counting down to 17 July 1918 when the family was murdered.
On 9 July 1918, an angry mob gathered across the road from the Ipatiev House in the square in front of the Voznesensky Cathedral. They feared for their lives, their homes and the city. Several spies were watching the Ipatiev House to check on rumours that either the Tsar or his whole family had been murdered. A French spy managed to send a telegram confirming that the “rumours about the Romanovs are false.”1