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Interior photos of the Ipatiev house.


1) Quarters of Yakov Yurovsky.
2) Drawing room. Dr. Botkin slept on a cot in this area.
3) Quarters of Nicholas, Alexandra, and Alexei. The two windows face directly onto Vosnesensky Prospect.
4) Quarters of the Grand Duchesses. (See #8 below.)
5) Quarters of Anna Demidova. The open doors led directly into the dining room.
6) Dining room. Both Kharitoniv and Trupp slept there at night on cots.The wheelchair (lower right) undoubtedly is Alexandra's. She had any number of health problems. The two doors in the corner led directly into the quarters of the Grand Duchesses.
7) Stairwell leading to the ground floor. There were twenty three steps in the staircase. The house, which was built in 1897, was wired for electricity. My sense is that the large box on the wall was some sort of a fusebox.
8) Chandelier in the quarters of the Grand Duchesses. Their English tutor, Sidney Gibbes, took it down sometime after the regicide and took it back with him to England. It now is housed in Greenwich, England.
9. Nicholas Ipatiev, 1867-1938.

Below, a 1920's postcard purportedly showing Nicholas in his quarters at the Ipatiev house. The image is a phony. Compare the distance between the windows in that image with the same distance in image #3 above. The distance is different. Close visual examination of the armoire in the corner in both images indicates that they are different. In the postcard "Nicholas" is sitting in a wheelchair. There was a wheelchair in the house (image #6 above), but it was for Alexandria's use. Nicholas had no reason to be sitting in it.

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