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The Escape of Alexi, Son of Tsar Nicholas II
The Escape of Alexi Son of Tsar Nicholas II Author:Vadim Petrov, Igor Lysenho, Georgy Egorov Did the heir to the Russian throne survive? — On the front cover: The young Tsarevich Alexi Romanov and the man known as Vasily Filatov. Were they the same person? — Vasily Filatov, a village teacher who lived under the harsh censorship and control of the Soviet Union, had an extraordinary knowledge of the private life of Tsar Nicolas II and his... more » family. Inexplicably, he also knew top-secret details surrounding the 1918 execution of the Romanovs during the Russian Revolution.
Then in 1980, when Soviet archives were finally opened to the public during perestroika, the seemingly incredible stories Vasily Filatov had told his family were revealed to the world as historical fact.