Czar Nicholas II

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Russia Exhumes Last Czar, His Wife

Church isn't convinced children's remains are authentic

(Newser) - The remains of Czar Nicholas II and his wife were exhumed yesterday in an effort to determine whether body parts unearthed eight years ago are truly those of two of their children. Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their five children were executed in 1918 as White Army forces closed in... More »

It's Us, Not US, That Will Crush Jon and Kate

Couple didn't set out to exploit kids, actually made for decent TV

(Newser) - The Gosselin brood is kind of like the family of Russia's Czar Nicholas II. So who is the Rasputin scheming to tear down this public family? Don't just assume it's US Weekly, or TLC, or the alleged Other Woman, writes Foster Kamer for Gawker. The real force working against the... More »

Royal Burials May End Romanov Saga

Russian royalists hope DNA evidence will persuade church to honor Romanovs

(Newser) - The family of Russia's last czar may be reunited in a royal tomb nearly a century after being shot and killed by the Bolsheviks, the Los Angeles Times reports. DNA evidence has proven beyond any doubt that remains found in 2007 buried near Nicholas II and the rest of his... More »

One Place Stalin Can Win a Popularity Contest? Russia

Some may have tampered with web ballot, but brutal leader in Kremlin's top 12

(Newser) - An effort to celebrate Russian nationalism has turned up an uncomfortable number of votes for Josef Stalin, the Wall Street Journal reports. The dictator blamed for the deaths of millions of Russians often led during 3 months of Internet balloting for the nation’s top historical figure, but was pushed... More »

Missing Romanovs Identified

DNA tests confirm that bones are those of children murdered with Russia's last tsar

(Newser) - DNA tests have confirmed that remains discovered last year in Russia are the remains of two children of Tsar Nicholas II, the BBC reports. Though most of the tsar’s family, executed during the Bolshevik revolution, was found in 1991, two children—Alexei and Maria—were thought missing, fueling widespread... More »

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