The Lost Princess: 35+ Mysterious Facts About Anastasia Romanov

She Suffered A Horrific Execution

19. She Suffered A Horrific Execution

This is where things get really tragic. On July 18, 1918, instead of being rescued, the Romanovs were instead taken to an empty room and lined up side by side. Then, a firing squad entered and gunned them all down in a matter of minutes. 

After the firing, anyone who somehow survived was eventually stabbed to death. The whole episode was extremely gory and took about 20 minutes in all. 

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