July 17, 1918
On this date 96 years ago, the former Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, their beautiful daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and son Alexei, were murdered in the basement of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg.
Killed alongside the Imperial Family were their faithful servants: Doctor Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova, Alexei Trupp, and Ivan Kharitonov.
On this day, the flame of 304 years of the Romanov Dynasty was extinguished forever.
My great grandfather fought alongside this man so obligatory post.