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Russia: Pistol used to execute Nicholas II exhibited in Moscow museum01:42

Russia: Pistol used to execute Nicholas II exhibited in Moscow museum

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 21, 2017 at 20:17 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Colt pistol with which the last Tsar of the Russian Empire, Nicholas II, was killed in 1917 was showcased at the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, in Moscow, on Tuesday.

The museum academic secretary Nikita Anikin said: "We have exhibited a Colt pistol that belonged to Mikhail Medvedev, one of the participants in the assassination of the Tsar family. This is indeed a very tragic episode."

Anikin continued, "Medvedev handed over the gun to the Soviet Museum of Revolution and felt no confusion when describing all the details of the assassination in the letter he attached to the pistol."

Nicholas II from the Romanov dynasty was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from November 1 1894, until his forced abdication on March 15 1917. Nicholas II and members of his family were executed in the basement of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg on July 17 1918. In 1981, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, based in New York City, canonised Nicholas, as well as his wife and children, as martyrs of the faith.

Russia: Pistol used to execute Nicholas II exhibited in Moscow museum01:42
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A Colt pistol with which the last Tsar of the Russian Empire, Nicholas II, was killed in 1917 was showcased at the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, in Moscow, on Tuesday.

The museum academic secretary Nikita Anikin said: "We have exhibited a Colt pistol that belonged to Mikhail Medvedev, one of the participants in the assassination of the Tsar family. This is indeed a very tragic episode."

Anikin continued, "Medvedev handed over the gun to the Soviet Museum of Revolution and felt no confusion when describing all the details of the assassination in the letter he attached to the pistol."

Nicholas II from the Romanov dynasty was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from November 1 1894, until his forced abdication on March 15 1917. Nicholas II and members of his family were executed in the basement of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg on July 17 1918. In 1981, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, based in New York City, canonised Nicholas, as well as his wife and children, as martyrs of the faith.

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