HOLIDAYS WITH A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
According to Oleg Loginov.
January 30 – WORLD DAY OF PRINCESS ANASTASIA
Every year on January 30, the World Day of Princess Anastasia is celebrated. This is a rather strange holiday associated with the execution of the family of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II. And since the attitude towards the last emperor in Russia still remains ambiguous, few people know about this world day in Russia, and even less celebrate it.
Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna with Grand Duchess Anastasia. 1901
Anastasia was born in 1901. By the time of her appearance, the royal couple already had three daughters — Olga, Tatiana and Maria. The absence of an heir inflamed the political situation in the country and the situation in the ruling Romanov family. Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, in her attempts to beg God for a son, at this time she was more and more immersed in mysticism. A certain Philippe, a Frenchman by nationality, who declared himself a hypnotist and a specialist in nervous diseases, arrived at the court with the assistance of Montenegrin princesses Milica Nikolaevna and Anastasia Nikolaevna. Philip predicted the birth of a son to Alexandra Feodorovna], but a girl, Anastasia, was born.
Grand Duchess Anastasia at the age of three
Anastasia Nikolaevna’s full title sounded like «Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia», but they did not use it, calling her by her first name and patronymic in official speech, and at home they called her «little Nastaska, Nastya, kubyshka» — for her small height (156 cm) and a round figure and «shvybzik» — for mobility and inexhaustibility in inventing pranks and pranks.
Tatiana and Anastasia with a dog. 1917
During the war, the Empress gave many of the palace rooms for hospital rooms. The elder sisters Olga and Tatiana, together with their mother, became sisters of mercy. Maria and Anastasia, being too young for such hard work, became patrons of the hospital. Both sisters gave their own money for the purchase of medicines, read aloud to the wounded, knitted things for them, played cards and checkers, wrote letters home at their dictation, and in the evenings entertained with telephone conversations, sewed linen, prepared bandages and lint
On July 17, 1918, Nikolai Romanov’s family was shot. It happened in the basement of the Ipatievs’ house in the city of Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks who came to power. After the shooting, rumors spread that the youngest tsar’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Anastasia, was able to escape by hiding in a neighboring house. Immediately there were girls who swore that they were the same princesses. For all the time there were about 30 such impostors.
Anna Anderson in 1920
One of the most famous impostors was Anna Anderson, who claimed that a soldier named Tchaikovsky managed to pull her wounded from the basement of Ipatiev’s house after he saw that she was still alive. Despite the fact that Anderson defended her «royal» origin until the end of her life, wrote the book «I, Anastasia» and conducted litigation for several decades, no final decision was made during her lifetime.
In 1995 and 2011, genetic analysis established that Anna Anderson was in fact Franziska Shantskovskaya, a worker at a Berlin factory that manufactured explosives.
Icon of the Holy Martyr Anastasia
According to eyewitnesses, Anastasia would not have been able to survive, since, having survived the shooting, she received 18 bayonet blows.
However, the story of the «miraculous rescue» of Grand Duchess Anastasia continues to excite minds for more than 100 years. Books have been written about her, films have been made, and in 1997 a full-length cartoon «Anastasia» was released, which collected $ 140 million at the global box office. «Anastasia» was even nominated for an Oscar for best song.
An article on the topic «The Tragedy of the Romanov family».
*Texts from Wikipedia and other Internet resources were used.
*Translated using an electronic dictionary. The original text in Russian and much more on the criminal topic can be selected on the main page of the site — http://crimerecords.info/