Nicholas II Family Graves at Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, Russia - Encircle Photos

32 Nicholas II Family Graves at Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nicholas II, the last Russian Emperor, was executed along with his family in 1917 by a Bolshevik firing squad. Their bodies were then secretly buried. In 1979, the unmarked graves of Nicholas II, his wife and three daughters were discovered and verified by DNA. In 1998 – about 80 years after their death – they were interred in the Chapel of St. Catherine within the Peter and Paul Cathedral. In 2007, the remains of his son and fourth daughter were uncovered.

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Peter & Paul Cathedral, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197046

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