They were a really respectable and loving family, even if they were a little naive what was happening around them. They loved to spend time with each other. The great Tsar took many vacations and trips to their summer home every year. However, it was hard having Alexei ( the only son and future tzar) with such a horrible disease, hemophilia, which put much burden on the family, scared that a small fall could kill him…. But, even with this disease, Prince Alexei would go with his father to observe his father “run the country”, just daddy son things, da?
On July 17, 1918, Bolshevik authorities, led by Yakov Yurovsky, shot Nicholas II, his immediate family, and four servants in the cellar of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
The family was told that they were to be photographed to prove to the people that they were still alive. The family members were arranged appropriately and left alone for several minutes, the gunmen then walked in and started shooting. The girls did not die from the first shots, because bullets rebounded off jewels that were sewn into their corsets. The gunmen tried to stab them with bayonets, that failed, because of the jewels, the gunmen then shot each girl in the head at close range.
Such a sad story….. It’s heartbreaking at times to know I was a part of that…..*sighs and covers face*
(( Sorry that this became a history lesson/rant… I’m just kinda passionate about this part of history Q~Q
At metrocon, I had a little boy (that would have been around Alexei's age) come up to me in my Bloody Sunday Cosplay asking for a picture… I almost started tearing up seeing this boy, but gladly accepted. I guess Russia really is a part of me… or I just really easily get feels x'3
Also, sorry if I got any of the history wrong… I don’t think I did though ))