Thousands of Russians arrive every year to pay homage at the grisly scene in western Siberia where the Romanov dynasty was wiped out in But when you scratch beneath the surface of this seemingly benign historical site, things get very strange indeed. The gunshots began soon after midnight on 17 July, Chaotically, the firing squad executed Tsar Nicholas II, his year-old son Alexei, daughters Maria, Anastasia, Olga and Tatiana, wife Alexandra and their attendants in the cellar of a merchant house in Yekaterinburg, western Siberia. There, the Bolsheviks tipped the bodies in, and began to dissolve the bodies in acid.
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The Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony referenced prominent gay Russians from the field of literature, ballet, music and film — including Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Vaslav Nijinsky and Sergei Eisenstein. Channel 4 News lists below six, of the many, gay Russians that Vladimir Putin should be proud of:. The 19th century composer, mentioned in the Sochi opening ceremony, is a household name across the world for works including the Overture and his Romeo and Juliet composition, the ballets Swan Lake, the Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, and opera such as Eugene Onegin. Despite long being regarded as historical fact that Tchaikovsky was gay, the Russian culture minister recently denied this was the case.
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He was born into a military landowning family from the south of the Russian Empire , and followed the family tradition by entering the army. In , he was noticed by Grand Duchess Olga during a military review, and they became close friends. Olga wanted to divorce her first husband, Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg , and marry Kulikovsky, but neither her husband nor her brother, the Tsar, would allow it. They had two sons.
Part 1. Russia, we are told, is in the grip of Stalin-mania. To defeat the Stalinist myth, you need to solve the problems Stalin solved with violence with non-violent means.