Ekaterinburg 100 Years On

A century ago this month, the former Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. His wife, and third daughter (the rest of his family were held at Tobolsk for another three weeks before joining them) were taken to Ekaterinburg, with a view towards being put on trial, although the name of the Ipatiev House being referred to as "The House of Special Purpose" gives a sinister indication as to the aims of the Ural Soviet at least, with regards to the execution of the former Tsar and his family and some of their servants that July.
Whatever the former Tsar's sins, nothing, nothing, justified the cold blooded massacre that July. As the centenary of that event approaches, I hope many on the hard Left reflect not only on the value of social justice, but also on how people should be treated whatever their backgrounds


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