Above, it was behind these two doors that the regicide took place. Below, the other side of the doors that are shown above. The victims faced these doors when Yurovsky and his men walked through them and started firing. View is looking west. The light switch fed the single light fixture that was attached to the north wall.
Above, the infamous room in the cellar. The large holes in the wall were made by the White Russians looking for evidence of murder. Alexandra sat in the wooden chair next to the arched window as shown in the right hand image.
Members of the Cheka squad:
1. Grigori Nikulin.
2. Pyitor Ermakov. If ever there was a bloodthirsty killer, it was Ermakov.
3. Rudolf Lacher.
4. Pavel Medvedev.
5. Mikhail Kudrin.
6. Alexei Kabanov.
7. Mikhail Kabanov, Alexei Kabanov's brother.
8. Victor Netrebin.
9. Y. M. Tselms.
10. Yakov Yurovsky.
11. The historical record is unclear as to whether or not Sergei Vaganov was directly involved in the massacre. My own sense is that he was.
Below, (left to right), the actual .32- caliber Mauser, serial number 16174, that was used by Pyitor Ermakov, as well as bayonets that were also used in the regicide, as well as Yurovsky's holstered pistol, a Colt 45, serial number 71905.
Below, a Nagant Red Star (model M1895) revolver that was also used in the regicide.
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