Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The Romanovs (and Reagan) are Dead - Get Over It
Ninety years after being kidnapped and executed by Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1918, it is now official - Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife the Tsarina Alexandra, and their children (Tsardines?) Maria, Alexei, and Anastasia - are dead.
The remains of the Romanov parents and three of their children were unearthed in 1999 in Ekaterinburg where it's believed they were taken to be killed.
The skeletal remains of two bodies were found in a burned field near Ekaterinburg in September 2007. The governor of the region Sverdlovsk made public in April 2008, that DNA research has proved the remains belonged to crown prince Alexander and his older sister Maria. Nadia Kizenko, a Russian scholar at the University at Albany, State University of New York said, "It was 99.9 percent clear they had all been killed; now with these shards, it's 100 percent ... Those who regret this news will be those who liked the royal pretender myth."
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.