The Romanov family were shot and killed in July 1918. The former ruling family of Russia met a quick end after WWI. The head of the family, Tsar Nicholas II, took Russia into the war despite growing complaints against it.
Fellow countrymen were killed, and Russians started calling for an end to the long-standing dynasty. These pictures that you are about to see are haunting. They show Tsar Nicholas II and his family in the last years of their lives. They had no hint that their decadent lifestyle was soon to be no more. Take a peek into a family that not many people know a lot about. These photos are riveting.