rom the left to rigth: Princess Olga Paley, her eldest son Alexander Erikovich, Olga Erikovna,Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia,Princess Irina Paley,Princess Natalia Paley, Prince Vladimir Paley and Marianne Pistohlkors.
Tsar Nicholas II "Nicky" (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia. Husband of Alix (Victoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice) (renamed Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova) (1872-1918) Hesse, Germany. 1st Child of Emperor Alexander III (Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov) (1845-1894) & Princess Dagmar (Marie Sophie Fredrica Dagmar) (renamed Maria Feodorovna) (1847-1928) Denmark. Nicky was the last Emperor of Russia following his murder in 1918.
Louis of Battenberg surrounded by his family: Princess Alice (later Princess of Greece),her mother Princess Alice, Prince George (later Marquis of Milford Haven), Princess Louise (later Queen Louise of Sweden) and Prince Louis (later Lord Mountbatten of Burma)
The House of Special Purpose. The "Ipatiev House" where the Romanovs, their physician and servants were murdered July 16/17 1918. The house belonged to a Merchant by the last name of Ipatiev in the Ural city of Ekaterinburg. The house was raised under the supervision of then Party chief Boris Yeltsin in the 1970s for fear of it becoming a site for pilgrimage.