Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Escape of Alexei, Son of Tsar Nicholas II: What Happened the Night the Romanov Family Was Executed

This book is based on the authors’ theory that the son of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaverich Alexei, survived the shooting of the royal family during the Russian revolution in 1918.

They use historical documents and the photographic likeness of Vasily Filatov to Alexei to support their claim that Filatov is in fact the tsarvich.

It is an intriguing theory and the authors themselves state more research is required to positively prove their case.
Whether you believe the theory or not, based on historical documents and witness statements the book contains interesting information about the political confusion of the Russian revolution. 

If you have an interest in the Romanov family and the Russian revolution it is well worth the read.
However, overall it didn’t convince me that Vasily Filatov was the true heir to the Russian throne.

My rating 2.5 *