Czar Nicholas II

8 Stories

Bones Confirmed as Those of Murdered Russian Tsar

The Bolsheviks murdered Nicholas II and his family in 1918

(Newser) - After years of uncertainty, new DNA tests have authenticated bones unearthed decades ago as those of the last Russian tsar and his family. Per , the analysis ordered by the Russian Orthodox Church could eventually mean the remains of Nicholas II and his family will finally be given their...

Jewish Groups Call Probe of Czar's 1918 Killing 'Alarming'

Russian Orthodox Church says it's investigating whether it was a ritual murder

(Newser) - The head of a Russian Orthodox Church panel looking into the 1918 killing of Russia's last czar and his family said it is investigating whether it was a ritual murder—a statement that has angered Jewish groups. Father Tikhon Shevkunov, the Orthodox bishop heading the panel, said after Monday'...

Film on Czar's Affair Causing Some Problems in Russia

4 people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie were detained

(Newser) - Matilda, a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina, isn't due to be released in Russia until October, but it's already sparked harsh criticism and, it seems, arrests. Russian police have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to the movie, officials...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Missing Romanovs Identified
 Missing Romanovs Identified 

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...

8 Stories
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.