Bundle of 2 - History of Russia - The Story of Anastasia

Bundle of 2 - History of Russia - The Story of Anastasia
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the History of Russia – The Story of Anastasia. The total number of slides is 37. Each power point presentation is highly editable, so you can change them or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled The History of Russia – Duchess Anastasia and contains 19 slides.

This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the History of Russia – The Story of Anastasia. The total number of slides is 37. Each power point presentation is highly editable so you can change it or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.

The Romanov family ruled Russia for more than 300 years. The last Russian czar, Nicholas II, had been in power for more than 23 years. However, in 1917, The Russian economy was in shambles, in part due to the country’s involvement in World War I, which began in 1914 and had already claimed more than 1 million lives. The Bolshevik Revolution, led by Lenin, had created a Red Army that was marching to seize power, while loyalists to the czar, called the White Army, were trying to fend off the coup.

Grigori Rasputin, was a peasant, confidant, and mystic, advisor to the czar who had an unusual hold on the family. Many Russian people blamed Rasputin for their miseries and his ill advice to the imperial family. He correctly predicted that both he and the family would be murdered. Both of Rasputin’s premonitions came true. Two weeks after his warning, Rasputin was murdered by a niece of the czar. And, 1½ years later, the entire Romanov family was executed after the Bolshevik rebels seized power of the country, which was within the time frame that Rasputin predicted the event would occur.

But were they all wiped out? For years it was rumored that the youngest daughter survived the massacre! Speculation about Anastasia’s survival had started to circulate throughout Russia. The exact location of the mass grave where the Romanov family was dumped was never really known, except by the rebels who buried them there.

It wasn’t until 1991 that the Romanov family grave site was discovered near Yekaterinburg by an amateur Soviet archeologist. It was always assumed that Anastasia was slaughtered with her family and close associates, which would have resulted in 11 bodies, but there were only the remains of 9 bodies found in the gruesome grave.

In 2007, a Russian archeologist discovered 2 bodies in another grave in close proximity to the burial site where the slaughtered Romanov family was found. The Russians reported that the human remains were that of a boy who was about 10 to 13 years old and a girl who was about 18 to 23 years old. Anastasia would have been 17 years old at the time of her death.

Rasputin’s Prediction
Premonitions Come True
Inaccurate Body Count
Did Anastasia Survive the Massacre?
Who Was Anastasia? (2)
Anastasia & WW I
Life Crashes Down
July 17, 1918
Germany’s Involvement
Speculation of Survival
Where was Anastasia’s Body?
Two More Bodies Discovered
DNA Match Reported
Continued Mystery?
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2 is entitled The History of Russia – Did Anastasia Escape the Massacre and contains 18 slides.

This is an 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the History of Russia – Did Anastasia Survive the Massacre? Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.

In 1917, the Russian Revolution forced Czar Nicholas II to abdicate the throne. Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their four girls and one son were held at Czarskoye Selo palace and then taken to Ekaterinburg in the Urals after the Bolsheviks seized power in October. Civil war raged throughout 1918, and in July anti-Bolshevik Russian forces approached Ekaterinburg. Fearing that Nicholas and his family would be rescued, the local authorities passed a death sentence on the Romanovs. Each of the family members were murdered just after midnight on July 17, 1918.

At first, the Bolshevik government reported that only Nicholas was executed and that his wife and children were moved to a safe location. Later, reports that the entire family had perished were confirmed by Russian investigators. At the same time, a persistent rumor spread through Europe, telling of a Romanov child, usually Anastasia, who had survived the carnage. Several pretenders came forward, the most obvious one being Anna Anderson who was hoping to cash in on the Romanov fortune reportedly held in European banks.

In 1920, an apparently suicidal young woman was pulled from the Landwehr Canal in Berlin. She refused to tell authorities her identity and was committed to the Dalldorf Asylum, where she lived in anonymity until 1922, when she suddenly announced that she was none other the Grand Duchess Anastasia. At the time, Europe was filled with Russian exiles who had fled the Russian Revolution, and a number of sympathetic czarists rushed to the aid of this young woman, who at first glance was certainly articulate and beautiful enough to be the lost Anastasia.

The Grand Duke of Hesse, Alexandra’s brother, was a major critic of this effort, and he hired a private investigator to determine Anastasia’s true identity. The investigator announced that she was in fact Franziska Schanzkowska, a Polish-German factory worker from Pomerania who had disappeared in 1920. Schanzkowska had a history of mental instability and was injured in a factory explosion in 1916, which accounted for the scars. These findings were published in German newspapers but were not proved definitively.

Anna Anderson continued her fight for recognition, losing several court cases as the decades passed. In 1956, an American film version appeared, with Ingrid Bergman winning an Academy Award in the title role. In 1968, Anne Anderson married an American history professor, J.E. Manahan, and moved to the USA, living her final years in Charlottesville, VA. In 1970, she lost her last major suit, and a remaining portion of the Romanov fortune was awarded to the duchess of Mecklenberg. Anna Anderson Manahan died in 1984.

The presentation covers the following:
Romanov’s Murdered
Bodies Disposed
Rumors of Survival
The Famous Imposter
Release & Support
Family Acceptance?
Battle for Recognition
The Imposter Uncovered
Final Verdict
Burial Site Discovered
British DNA Tests
Mitochondria DNA
Further Tests
Final Conclusion
End of Presentation

This is one on of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store on ….the History of Russia.
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