The race to save the Romanovs

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  • Helen Rappaport
  • Author:  Helen Rappaport
  • Year: 29-08-2022
  • Translator from English: Maria Kondakova
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  • Product Code:  3045-01
  • SKU: 02.0160
  • ISBN: 978-619-01-1083-5
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The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

While the murders themselves have received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family—on the part of their royal relatives, other governments, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar. Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional view for the last century. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. The question of asylum for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political, logistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at war.

Like a modern day detective, Helen Rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, Russia, Spain and the UK, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion. With its up-to-the-minute research, The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs.

About the Author

Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport is a historian specializing in the Victorian period, with a particular interest in Queen Victoria and the Jamaican healer and caregiver, Mary Seacole. She also has written extensively ... Read more

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Tags: Russia, Researches, Culturology, Political Science & Politics

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Year 29-08-2022
Translator from English: Maria Kondakova
Pages 328
Size 168/240 мм
Weight 0.350 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Russia, Researches, Culturology, Political Science & Politics

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