This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the History of Russia – Key Figures – Duchess Anastasia. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.
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, adviser 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.
The presentation covers the following:
Premonitions Come True
Inaccurate Body Count
Did Anastasia Survive the Massacre?
Who Was Anastasia? (2)
Anastasia & WW I
Life Crashes Down
July 17, 1918
Speculation of Survival
Where was Anastasia’s Body?
Two More Bodies Discovered
DNA Match Reported
End of Presentation
This is one on many power point presentations I offer in my store on ….the History of Russia.