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Russian President Vladimir Putin again appears to warn Israel that, unlike the U.S. and EU, Russia does not consider the interests of Israel to be untouchable. Having already berated Talmudic Jews for their malevolent seizure of power in 1917, the president’s instruction was to restore the memorial that marks the assassination of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, uncle of  Tsar Nicholas II.

The original monument was paid for by public donations and erected in 1905 with great solemnity and later destroyed by vengeful Bolsheviks in 1918. The symbolism of the president’s instruction will not be lost on globalists.

The massive cross was the creation of the legendary artist Victor Vasnetsov and stood in its place for only 10 years. Its demolition was caused by Vladimir Lenin, Sverdlov and a group of other Bolsheviks tossing a looped rope over the head of the Christ figure and dragging it to the ground.

The assassinated Grand Duke, the brother of Russian Emperor Alexander III, was staunchly anti-Jewish and cleared the Jewish merchants from the temples of Russian commerce following is the appointment.

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia

February 18 marks a tragic event that Russians consider very important. Indeed, when the terrorist attack occurred the world was in shock and ever since Russians remember the appalling assassination carried out by Jewish insurgents.

In February 1891, Emperor Alexander III appointed Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905) Moscow Governor-General. His brother was a political hardliner who shared his brother’s belief in strong, ethnic Russian nationalist government.

With immediate effect 20,000 – 30,000 Jews were evicted, about 3/4 of the entire Jewish population of Moscow. From there on Jews were not allowed to join the Moscow merchant class of the 1st guild until their share decreased to 33% among representatives of this category of inhabitants of the capital.

Eager for revenge the militant Jewish controlled S.R. (Socialist Revolutionary Party) sentenced Grand Prince Sergei Alexandrovich to death. The Bolsheviks then waited for a convenient chance to carry out the death sentence.

The Grand Duke’s wife, Elizaveta Fyodorovna knew her husband’s life was in danger having received unsigned letters with warnings not to accompany her husband unless she wanted to share his fate. Disregarding the threats, the Grand Duchess constantly escorted her husband.

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich; Sergei’s wife, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna holding Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna; Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich with his son, Dmitri, on his lap.

On February 15, 1905, the family attended a concert at the Bolshoi Theatre in aid of Elizabeth Feodorovna’s Red Cross War charities. Aware of the processional route to be taken the Bolsheviks planned the assassination of the Grand Duke. But, seeing the childless couple’s niece and nephew in the carriage one of the assassins thought better of it. He decided not to wave the handkerchief which he had agreed to use as a signal to one of the comrades ready to throw the bomb.

The aim was to assassinate the Grand Duke, not to kill his wife and two innocent children in cold blood, which would surely send a wave of revulsion through the empire and set back the revolutionary cause by years.

Nonetheless, Ivan Kalyayev, of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party’s Combat detachment, three days later, stepped forward and hurled a nitro-glycerine bomb directly into the lap of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich. The detonation disintegrated the carriage and the Grand Duke was killed immediately, his body shredded.

The corpse of the Grand Duke was mutilated, with the head, the upper part of the chest and the left shoulder and arm being destroyed whilst very little remained of the victim’s face. Some of the Grand Duke’s fingers, still adorned with the rings he habitually wore, were found on the roof of a nearby building and were recovered sometime later.

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Kalyayev, who by his own testimony had expected to die in the explosion, survived. Sucked into the vortex of the explosion, he ended up by the remains of the rear wheels. His face peppered by splinters, pouring with blood. He was immediately arrested, sentenced to death and hanged two months later.

Ivan Kalyayev (July 6, 1877 – May 23, 1905) was a member of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party. He is best known for his role in the assassination of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, which was an operation of the SR Combat Organization. Arrested at the scene, Kalyayev was convicted of murder and hanged.

Photograph of Ivan Kalyayev taken after the assassination of the Duke. “I threw the bomb from less than four steps. I was taken by the explosions; I saw the carriage fly to pieces. My overcoat was strewn with splinters of wood all around, it was torn and burnt, and there was blood on my face.”


When Elizaveta Fyodorovna arrived at the scene of the explosion a crowd of people had already gathered. One of the onlookers attempted to prevent her from coming close to her husband’s remains. Unwilling to be thwarted, with her own hands she picked up the parts of his body torn asunder by the explosion and put them onto the stretchers.

On the third day following her husband’s death, Elizaveta Fyodorovna visited the jailed assassin. Kalyayev said, “I did not want to kill you, I saw him several times when I had the bomb ready, but you were beside him and I did not dare the attempt.”

“Did it not occur to you that you killed us both,” she replied.

She then said she had brought Sergei Alexandrovich’s forgiveness and asked the murderer to repent.

Elisabeth publicly forgave Sergei’s murderer, Ivan Kalyayev, and campaigned without success for him to be pardoned.

The Grand Duchess ordered a monument to be designed by the Russian artist Victor Vasnetsov, which was built and placed at the site of her husband’s assassination. Here then was a cross on which the words of the Saviour pronounced by Him on the cross were written, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23:34) (6).

The monument to the assassinated Grand Duke as it stands today.  On May 4, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a ceremony unveiling a monument to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich on the site of his assassination in the park by the Kremlin’s Nikolskaya Tower. The memorial cross on the site of the death of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich was demolished by Bolsheviks in 1918.

From the time of her husband’s assassination, Elizaveta Fyodorovna wore mourning dresses; she kept a strict fast and prayed much. Her bedroom in the Nicolievski Palace began to resemble a nun’s cell.

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia with her sister Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia, were granddaughters of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

All the splendid furniture was removed; the walls were painted white and covered only with icons and pictures of evangelic content. She never appeared at any receptions or balls. She went to church only at weddings or baptism of relatives and friends and left for home or on her business immediately after the ceremony. Nothing bound her to the high society life.

Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna as a nun after her husband’s death

Elizaveta Fyodorovna took her jewelry and gave much of it to the state treasury, leaving some to her relatives. With such as remained she decided to use for the building of a monastery of Mercy.

The Grand Duchess bought a large estate with four houses and a garden on Ordynka Street in Moscow. The largest two-story building housed the dining room, the kitchen, storage and other rooms for nuns. The second house became a church and a hospital, with a drugstore and a clinic for visiting patients beside it, and the fourth building was set up as a house for the Priest-Confessor, the library, and classes for orphan girls.

During World War I Elizaveta Feodorovna organised sanitary trains, arranged a hospital for the wounded in Moscow, where she often visited, organised special committees to provide widows and orphans of those killed at the front. It was especially touching for a soldier to receive icons and images from the Grand Duchess, prayer books, and the Gospels. She was especially concerned about distributing icons and literature and artefacts through Orthodox churches with everything necessary for worship.

Convent of Saints Martha and Mary

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The Jewish Bolsheviks were unrelenting in their hatred for Europe’s most popular dynastic family members. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, widow of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, sister of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, 54 years old, in July 1918 she was arrested and ultimately executed by the Bolsheviks near city Alapayevsk. She met a brutal death when still alive: the diminutive saintly sister of mercy was hurled down a forest mineshaft.


This is an abridged version of the full tragedy which can be read in Slaughter of a Dynasty

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