|Czar Nicholas II and his family|
August 26 -
’s Moscow Basmanny Court ordered the reopening of the murder case of Czar Nicholas II and his family.
“This is an important step in our quest for the truth,” said German Lukyanov, the lawyer representing Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, claimant to the throne.
“The Russian people have the right to know what happened.”
The imperial family’s murder was ordered by Vladimir Lenin and it was the revolutionary firing squad who carried out the act a few hours after midnight on July 17, 1918 in Ekaterinburg. The Tsar, his wife and five children, plus four servants were the victims of the shootings.