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WITNESS: 100 years on: The murder of the Russian Tsar and his family

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Published on May 2, 2018

100 years ago, the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family were killed by a firing squad.

For many years, the circumstances of their death were shrouded in mystery.

Their bones were eventually found in a swamp outside the Siberian city of Ekaterinburg where the Royal Family were held in captivity.

In 1998, they were reburied in St Petersburg.

Olga Romanoff, the great-niece of the Russian Tsar, spoke to Witness.

Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

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