Friday, 8 February 2013


Card no 388 -  Dariya
Anastasia Romanov (1901-1918)
Country: Russia
Place: Yekaterinburg
Received: 6th February 2013
Distance:  2,444 miles
Travelled for:  33 days

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of (1901 – 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna.  Anastasia was a younger sister of Grand Duchess Olga, Grand Duchess Tatiana, and Grand Duchess Maria, and was an elder sister of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia. She died in an extrajudicial killing by forces of the Bolshevik secret police, Cheka, with her family on July 17, 1918.  Persistent rumours of her possible escape have circulated since her death, fuelled by the fact that the location of her burial was unknown during the decades of Communist rule.   DNA examination has subsequently proved conclusively that the remains of all four Grand Duchesses have now been accounted for, and no one escaped.  This picture was probably taken when she was 14.

 Yekaterinburg  is the fourth-largest city in Russia and is located in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia.

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