An employee of a museum in Tsarskoye Selo, the former summer residence of the czars, displays part of the collection of documents revealing the everyday life of the Romanovs.
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royal family's letters return to RussiaFrom telegrams about hunting parties to anguished letters over the Bolshevik takeover, a trove of documents detailing the private lives of Russia's Romanov family has returned home 100 years after the 1917 revolution. The archive, containing letters, photographs and drawings, was taken to Europe by members of the royal family who fled the chaos and persecutions of the revolution.The collection, which counts over 200 pieces dating from 1860 to 1928, features letters written by Czar Nicholas II, Russia's last, as well as his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, his father Alexander III and several other Romanov family members.Several months later in July the Bolsheviks executed Nicholas II and his family in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg.
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