Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

Knowledge Identifier: +Grand_Duchess_Anastasia_Nikolaevna_of_Russia


Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

Youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna add

Category: Politics

Born in 1901.

Countries: Russia (53%), United States (20%), Germany (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Anna Anderson, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Lili Dehn

Linked to: Innsbruck Medical University, Communist Party of the Soviet Union




This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources.
Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia.

Anastasia Nikolaevna was born in 1901 add something


In the autumn of 1907, Anastasia's aunt Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia was escorted to the nursery by the Tsar to meet Rasputin add something


In February 1909, Rasputin sent the imperial children a telegram, advising them to "Love the whole of God's nature, the whole of His creation in particular this earth add something


However, one of the girls' governesses, Sofia Ivanovna Tyutcheva, was horrified in 1910 that Rasputin was permitted access to the nursery when the four girls were in their nightgowns and wanted him barred add something


In the spring of 1910, Maria Ivanovna Vishnyakova, a royal governess, claimed that Rasputin had raped her add something


Xenia wrote on March 15, 1910 that she couldn't understand " add something


Vishnyakova was kept from seeing Rasputin after she made her accusation and was eventually dismissed from her post in 1913 add something


Anastasia's older sister, Maria, reportedly hemorrhaged in December 1914 during an operation to remove her tonsils, according to her paternal aunt Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, who was interviewed later in her life add something


"Our Friend is so contented with our girlies, says they have gone through heavy 'courses' for their age and their souls have much developed," Alexandra wrote to Nicholas on December 6, 1916 add something


Despite the rumors, the imperial family's association with Rasputin continued until his murder on December 17, 1916 add something


She attended his funeral on December 21, 1916, and her family planned to build a church over the site of Rasputin's grave add something


"Goodby," she wrote to a friend in the winter of 1917 add something


In February 1917, Nicholas II abdicated the throne and Anastasia and her family were placed under house arrest at the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo during the Russian Revolution add something


After the Bolshevik revolution in October 1917, Russia quickly disintegrated into civil war add something


DNA testing by multiple international laboratories such as the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory and Innsbruck Medical University confirmed that the remains belong to the Tsarevich Alexei and to one of his sisters, proving conclusively that all family members, including Anastasia, died in 1918 add something


She and other members of the household performed plays for the enjoyment of their parents and others in the spring of 1918 add something


When she was briefly imprisoned at Perm in 1918, Princess Helena Petrovna, the wife of Anastasia's distant cousin, Prince Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia, reported that a guard brought a girl who called herself Anastasia Romanova to her cell and asked if the girl was the daughter of the Tsar add something

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia died in 1918 add something


On July 14, 1918, local priests at Yekaterinburg conducted a private church service for the family add something


But the next day, on July 15, 1918, Anastasia and her sisters appeared in good spirits as they joked and helped move the beds in their shared bedroom so that cleaning women could clean the floors add something


Anastasia was executed along with her family in the early morning of July 17, 1918 add something


She died in an extrajudicial killing by forces of the Bolshevik secret police, Cheka, with her family on July 17, 1918 add something


In another incident, eight witnesses reported the recapture of a young woman after an apparent escape attempt in September 1918 at a railway station at Siding 37, northwest of Perm add something


Two young women claiming to be Anastasia and her sister Maria were taken in by a priest in the Ural Mountains in 1919 where they lived as nuns until their deaths in 1964 add something


Anna Anderson, the most notorious Anastasia impostor, first surfaced publicly between 1920 and 1922 add something


Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine - When Anna Anderson surfaced in Berlin in the early 1920s, claiming to be the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Irene visited the woman, but decided that Anderson could not be the niece she had last seen in 1913


The story moves to 1923, and while taking great liberties, fictitiously follows the claims of the woman known as Anna Anderson add something


Nikolai Kulikovsky - In 1925, Kulikovsky accompanied his wife to a Berlin nursing home to meet Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Olga's niece, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia


Aleksei Andreyevich Volkov - In 1925, Prince Valdemar of Denmark asked Volkov to visit Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Valdemar's great-niece, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia


The earliest, made in 1928, was called "Clothes Make the Woman add something


The film tells the story of a woman from an asylum who appears in Paris in 1928 and is captured by several Russian émigrés who feed her information so that they can fool Anastasia's grandmother into thinking Anderson actually is her granddaughter in order to obtain a Tsarist fortune add something


Lili Dehn - In the early 1950s, Dehn visited Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the rescued Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia


In 1953, Peter Zamiatkin, who was reportedly a member of the guard of the Russian Imperial Family, told a 16-year-old fellow hospital patient that he had taken Anastasia and Alexei to his birth village near Odessa at the request of the Tsar add something


The Bulgarian "Anastasia" called herself Eleonora Albertovna Kruger and died in 1954 add something


The film took greater liberties with historical fact than the 1956 film of the same name add something


The most famous is probably the highly fictionalized 1956 "Anastasia" starring Ingrid Bergman as Anna Anderson, Yul Brynner as General Bounine , and Helen Hayes as the Dowager Empress Marie, Anastasia's paternal grandmother add something


The story served as the basis for the short-lived 1965 musical "Anya" add something


Harry Winston - Cut from a rough crystal weighing Winston had purchased in 1972, largest gem named after Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Czar Nicholas II


The family had previously been canonized in 1981 by the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad as holy martyrs add something


Anderson died in 1984 and her body was cremated add something


Anderson's body was cremated upon her death in 1984, but DNA testing in 1994 on available pieces of Anderson's tissue and hair showed no relation to the DNA of the Imperial family add something


The "Yurovsky Note," an account of the event filed by Yurovsky to his Bolshevik superiors following the murders, was found in 1989 and detailed in Edvard Radzinsky's 1992 book "The Last Tsar add something


In 1991, the presumed burial site of the Imperial family and their servants was excavated in the woods outside Yekaterinburg add something


DNA tests were conducted in 1994 on a tissue sample from Anderson located in a hospital and the blood of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a grandnephew of Empress Alexandra add something


The most recent film is 1997's "Anastasia", an animated musical adaptation of the story of Anastasia's fictional escape from Russia and her subsequent quest for recognition add something


Kirsten Dunst - In 1997, she was the voice of Young Anastasia in the animated musical film "Anastasia"


In 1998, when the remains of the Imperial Family were finally interred, a body measuring approximately 5'7" was buried under the name of Anastasia add something


In 2000, Anastasia and her family were canonized as passion bearers by the Russian Orthodox Church add something


However, on August 23, 2007, a Russian archaeologist announced the discovery of two burned, partial skeletons at a bonfire site near Yekaterinburg that appeared to match the site described in Yurovsky's memoirs add something


In January 2008, Russian scientists announced that the charred remains of a young boy and a young woman found near Ekaterinburg in August 2007 were most likely those of the thirteen-year-old Tsarevich and one of the four Romanov grand duchesses add something


Russian forensic scientists confirmed on April 30, 2008, that the remains were those of the Tsarevich Alexei and one of his four sisters add something


But again, the back of Maria's skull shows no traces of violence, and Anastasia's burned and fragmented remains, identified in 2009, offer no clues to the cause of her death add something


DNA testing on the remains of the royal family proved conclusively in 2009 that Alexei suffered from Hemophilia B, a rarer form of the disease add something


In March 2009 the final results of the DNA testing were published by Dr. Michael Coble of the US Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, proving conclusively that the remains of all four Grand Duchesses have now been accounted for, and no one escaped add something