By Dr. Peter Hammond, 7/18/22
Devious Distortion and Disinformation
Even over 104 years after this horrific event, disinformation and distortion obscure many facts. Wikipedia has the audacity to entitle this event: “Execution of the Romanov Family”! How the brutal and sadistic murder of not only Czar Nicholas II, but his wife, Alexandra and their five children: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei, could be described as an “execution” defies belief.
There was no legal trial. There was no due process. There was no defense counsel. There were not even any charges. How can an entire family be guilty of any capital crime? Not only was the entire Royal Family murdered, but also their doctor and personal attendants, including: Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova, Alexei Trupp and Ivan Kharitonov. None of them were guilty of any crime.
How can a brutal and sadistic massacre, which dragged out over 20 minutes, be described as an “execution”? Investigations concluded that over 70 bullets were fired into the Romanov Family and their attendants. Yet after that barrage of gunfire all of the children were still alive. They were then beaten with rifle butts and bayoneted multiple times. The savage violence lasted for over 20 minutes!
The bodies were then stripped and mutilated, disfigured with sulfuric acid to make identification extremely difficult. They were dumped into a mine shaft which then had hand grenades thrown in to attempt to collapse the mine shaft. When it was decided that the pit was too shallow, the remains were reburied in a swampy remote area. Barrels of petrol, kerosene and sulfuric acid was used in an attempt to conceal evidence of their crime. The bodies were further attacked and smashed with spades and the remains burned in a bonfire. All of this not only is evidence of sadistic malice, but an attempt to cover up the crime. How then can it be described as an “execution”? Yet, there are school textbooks that refer to this atrocity as “an execution”!
Denials and Deceit
From the very beginning, the Bolsheviks and their apologists and public relations agents have attempted to cover up the facts of the murder of the Romanov Royal Family with a dense web of lies. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn declared: “In our country, the lie is a pillar of the state.”
Colossal Communist Cover-Up
While the Bolshevik government in Moscow announced that Czar Nicholas II had been “executed,” they reported that his wife and children had been “sent to a secure place.” For over 8 years thereafter, the Soviet leadership maintained a systematic web of disinformation as to the fate of the Royal Family. This included claiming, in September 1919, that the Royal Family had actually been murdered by “left-wing revolutionaries,” to, in April 1922, denying that any of the children of the Czar had been killed at all. In 1926, the Soviets finally acknowledged the murders, but claimed that Vladimir Lenin and his cabinet were not responsible. They stated that this had been the decision of the “local authorities” in Yekaterinburg.
Facts are Stubborn Things
In fact, the evidence is irrefutable that the murders were ordered by Vladimir Lenin, issued through Yakov Sverdlov and Felix Dzerzhinsky (the Founder and Head of the Cheka, which later developed into the NKVD and the KGB). The chief executioner, Yakov Yurovsky had studied the Talmud and joined the revolutionary forces in 1905, his membership number, 1500. He served in the Cheka. The Bolsheviks’ own records confirm that he was in constant communication with Lenin, Sverdlov and Dzerzhinsky in Moscow in the hours leading up to the mass-murder. At a time of great war shortages, Yurovsky obtained 570 liters of gasoline and 180kg of sulfuric acid to destroy the evidence of their murder. The crime was performed in the early hours of 17 July 1918, in the basement of the House of Special Purpose (Ipatiev House) in Yekaterinburg.
Truth Does Not Fear Investigation
From 1938 on, Joseph Stalin suppressed any discussion regarding the fate of the Royal Family. The burial site was discovered in 1979 by Alexander Avdonin. However, the Soviet Union did not acknowledge the existence of the discovery of the remains until 1989, at the tail end of glasnost, as the Iron Curtain was crumbling.
Official Acknowledgement 80 Years After the Event
In 1998, President Boris Yeltsin described the murders of the Royal Family as one of the “most shameful episodes in Russian history.” In 1998, 80 years after their murders, the remains of the Romanov Family were given a Christian burial in a state funeral in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. However, key members of the Russian Orthodox Church did not attend the funeral as they were not yet convinced of the authenticity of the remains and because two of the Romanov children’s bones were still missing. Only after the remains of two other Romanov children were discovered in 2007 and confirmed by DNA tests, did the Orthodox Church recognise and participate in the Re internment.
Prosecutor General Finally Opens a Criminal Case
The Russian Prosecutor Generals’ Office formally rehabilitated the Romanov Family, recognizing them as “victims of political repressions.” In 1993, a criminal case was opened into the murder of the Romanovs.
Denied Sanctuary by His Cousin
After the abdication of the Czar in March 1917, he applied for sanctuary from his cousin King George V in Great Britain. Although King George initially extended his invitation for the Romanov Family to be welcomed from exile and protected in Great Britain, pressure from bankers and politicians in England forced him to refuse sanctuary to his cousin and his family. This tragically sealed their fate and left the Romanovs at the mercy of the coming Bolshevik Revolution.
Arrested and Exiled
Initially, Kerensky’s Provisional government had kept the Romanovs under a form of house-arrest. As the Bolshevik Revolution loomed, they were transported to Tobolsk, in Siberia, allegedly to “protect” them from the rising tide of revolution.
Harsh Prison Conditions
After the Bolsheviks came to power in October 1917, the conditions of their imprisonment grew stricter. Czar Nicholas was forbidden to wear epaulets and the family was placed on rations. They were forbidden to have butter, or coffee. Their daughters were subjected to lewd harassment by Bolshevik Red Guards. In April 1918, the family was moved to Yekaterinburg to Ipatiev House (also known as The House of Special Purpose). There the Royal Family was strictly forbidden to speak in any other language than Russian, they were not permitted access to their luggage which was stored in an outhouse in the courtyard. Their cameras were confiscated. The servants were forbidden to address the Romanov’s by their titles. Jewellery was “confiscated.”
No Visitors Allowed
The family was not allowed to receive visitors, or to receive, or send letters. When Princess Helen of Serbia attempted to visit the house in June 1918, she was refused entry at gunpoint.
No Church Services, No Information
No excursions to attend church services at the nearby church were permitted. Nor were the family permitted to receive any outside information, including newspapers. Strict rationing of food and water was enforced. Recreation was limited to a walk in the garden for only half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the afternoon.
Extraordinary Security Measures
The house was surrounded by a four-meter high (14-feet) double palisade that obscured the view from the streets. The windows in all the family’s rooms were sealed shut and covered with newspaper and later painted over with whitewash. The family was forbidden to look out the windows. Anastasia was shot at when she looked out of a window.
At the time of the murder of the Royal Family, there were 300 Red Guards at Ipatiev House. There were four machine gun emplacements. One in the Bell Tower of the Voznesesky Cathedral. This machine gun was aimed directly at the house. A second machine gun was in the basement window facing the street. A third monitored the balcony overlooking the garden at the back of the house and the fourth in the attic overlooked the intersections directly above the Czar and Czarina’s bedroom. 10 Guard posts were located in and around Ipatiev House.
On 13 July, a demonstration of Red Army soldiers, socialist revolutionaries and anarchists demanding the dismissal of the Yekaterinburg Soviet was dispersed by gun fire on the street in front of Ipatiev House.
On 6 July, Klementy Nagorny the sailor assigned to care for Alexei and Ivan Sednev, the footman to the Czar, were taken away and shot. The Royal Family were informed on 13 July that they had only “been sent out of the area.” To prevent the Royal Family from playing the piano, it was moved out of the dining room to the commandants’ office. The Bolshevik Red guards also used the confiscated piano of the Romanovs to play revolutionary songs. The Bolsheviks also scribbled crude political slogans and vulgar graffiti on the walls.
Do Not Slander the Victims by Calling it a “Russian Revolution”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn makes the point that those who describe the Bolshevik Revolution as the “Russian Revolution” slander the victims. It was not a Russian Revolution; it was an anti-Russian Revolution. “You must understand: the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred, they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you in America call the ‘Russian Revolution.’ It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality, is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators.”
The Rothschild Vendetta
Major General Count Cherep-Spiridovich, in The Secret World Government (or “The Hidden Hand”, New York, 1926) asserted that the Rothschilds’ were responsible for the assassination of the last five Czars. Not one of these czars reached an old age. Their average age at death was 53. See also Stephen Mitford Goodson, Murdering the Czars: The Rothschild Connection, The Barnes Review, October 2014.
The Worst Disaster in History
After the Wall Street banker financed takeover in 1917, Russia became a vast monolithic killing field on a level not seen in the world before, or since. Unimaginable horrors, on an unimaginable scale, took place in ensuing years and decades as Christians, the middle and upper classes and those who disagreed with the Soviet regime were wiped out. Russia’s population today is half, or less, of what it would have been had this satanic catastrophe not befallen.
Wall Street Bankers Financed the Bolshevik Revolution
Professor Antony Sutton of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace, documented in his books, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy; National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union and in Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, that, from its inception, the Bolsheviks were financed by Wall Street bankers. Leon Trotsky was in exile in the Bronx of New York when the February 1917 Revolution erupted. Trotsky returned with vast finances from America to launch multiple newspapers and finance and arm revolutionaries who seized Russia for the Bolshevik Revolution in the October 1917 Revolution.
The Best Enemy Money Can Buy
Professor Sutton, in his Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development (in three volumes) documents that Rothschild greed and corruption in the United States of America played a major role in developing the Soviet Union from its very beginnings, transferring vital technology and providing the finances essential to building up the Soviet Union to the military threat it became to the whole world.
Stephen Mitford Goodson, in his book: A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind, documents that the Rothchild Family had a vendetta against the Romanovs for refusing to allow a Rothchild central bank to control Russia’s economy. He provides convincing evidence on why Western Bankers financed the Bolshevik Revolution, the destruction of the Russian Empire and the murder of the Romanov Royal Family. “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’” Revelation 6:9-10