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Question 51: The Tragic Fate of the Romanovs... by Ask-Soviet-Russia Question 51: The Tragic Fate of the Romanovs... by Ask-Soviet-Russia
There is much that occurred in those few hours...much sadness...столько боли...

It would take much time to explain, for you all to understand.

*Slowly makes his way out of the room, and steps outside to recollect his thoughts*


(Oh, GOSH is this a hard question. This is one of the MOST dramatic events to occur in the Russian Revolution in my opinion; when the Romanov family was massacred on July 17th, 1918. What's even more chilling, is that the 95th anniversary was just yesterday....I didn't realize that until now. O__O"

I don't know if Ivan actually committed the murders or not, but in my mind, I'm pretty sure they gave the task to him. As a sort of 'rebirth', if you will, and as a sign of him wholly committing himself to the new Soviet government, by snuffing out any chance of the Tsars ever returning to claim the throne. It's a cruel thing to do to one's own country, a way, I believe Ivan would have preferred to do this event himself anyways.

It's not because he loathes or hates the Romanov's themselves, but simply because he is aware of the tortures this family could go through, if he does not complete this task himself. If Ivan wouldn't do it, then someone else would. And would most likely make it more painful for them.

So in the end, Ivan knew this event had to be done, and did so with a cold outlook, to hide the torture he was going through inside. Like he states above, it's a family he helped to raise, and a way of life he nurtured for over 700 hundred years. Being the executioner of something you've held dear for such a long time....such a loss can effect you in drastic ways, I would think.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ivan suffered from heart pains and migraines for days after this event; the Tsar and his family, the center of the monarchy which had run the country for such centuries, had died. And was replaced with a completely new regime of order. It takes time to adjust to such drastic changes.

I may or may not be thinking too hard about this question...but I like giving legitimate answers. Please excuse my rambling~ I personally consider this a very serious topic. v__v)

Translation : "Я сожалею ..." = "I am sorry..."
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TigerHuntingAtNight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*Tackle hugs*
26SonicBoom Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Russia... :(
GralOsorio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Well, товарищ, what can I say? It's indeed true that you have raised a dynasty and nurtured it for 700 years. But, your people, most of them, proletarians and peasants, were tired of the imperial lifestyle. *Hugs Ivan* You did the right thing, even if it was terrible. You avoided them a worse fate. The past will always be hard to remember, друг.
anix118 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Poor Russia!! *hugs*
OrangeSplash365 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well....that was depressing.
Ask-Soviet-Russia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
*his face is rather stoic, though a light smile graces his features* You will find that many moments in Mother Russia's history are depressing, comrade. Though, I am certain you are aware of this, da~? ^ J ^
OrangeSplash365 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist's make it sound MORE depressing...I'm sorry. :iconbrohugplz:
Ask-Soviet-Russia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Hm~ Spasibo for your concern, little one~ ^ J ^ But I would like to remind you of this, da?

Even though there is much sorrow in my past, there is also much beauty to be admired. The little happy moments, are the ones I remember best~ I will always remember Anastasia for her little smiles, and gifts she would bring me...da, she was good child~ :iconivansmileplz:
OrangeSplash365 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Atta boy! Keep being positive. Hey...want to TP England's house with me? :eyes:
Btw...what did you think of the Movie "Anastasia?"
Ask-Soviet-Russia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
He he he...must you ask~? *still has not forgiven the England who put the child spell on him~ XD* We can give him some other lovely gifts as well, while we are there, he he~! ^ J ^

....:iconrussiastareplz::iconkolkolplz: I do not care much for Amerika's terrible telling of my history. The only moment I slightly enjoyed in movie was moment in Winter Palace...*sighs, with a little sad smile* It shows a scene I witness myself sometimes when I visit the old home of the Tsars.

(I still love that movie, simply out of pure childhood nostalgia~ TT v TT Some of the songs still make me cry to this day~)
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