Monday, July 21, 2014

Nicholas' property forfeited to Bolsheviks

July 21. 1918

The property of former Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, his wife, Alexandra, his mother, Marie, and other members of the imperial family have been "forfeited to the Russian Republic," according to a dispatch from Moscow to Amsterdam and reported by the New York Times.

The forfeiture includes deposits "in foreign banks to the credit of members of the imperial family."   The Bolshevik government issued a decree regarding the forfeiture on July 17.

The Moscow Bjedneta, a Bolshevik newspaper, is reporting the death of the former Emperor.  "By order of the Revolutionary Council of the People, the bloody Czar has happily died.  Vive the red terror!"

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