In the early hours of July 17, 1918, Russia’s last emperor Nicholas II and his family were gunned down in the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg.
The Russian Imperial House was far larger than the family of the last Russian monarch. We remember all members of the Romanov family who witnessed the end of the dynasty’s twilight in 1917 - the year that Russia was rocked by revolutions – both those who died a premature, violent death and those who were destined to survive the turmoil. Seventeen members of the imperial family lost their lives during the period of Red Terror, while 45 others found refuge abroad. During the trials and tribulations of their emigration, each of the Romanovs had to move from place to place very often before they found any peace.