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Daily Mail - Romanov Fortune
« on: November 28, 2017, 09:24:15 PM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5103369/KGB-file-claims-soldier-hid-26-boxes-Nicholas-II-s-gold.html

Apparently there was a Romanov fortune, just buried deep in the ground rather than in a bank in rainy England.

Also, while I'm posting, they are also for no other reason then to be anti-Semitic, trying to prove that their execution was a ritual killing.
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Re: Daily Mail - Romanov Fortune
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 09:40:11 AM »
The article is long on hyperbole and short of actual facts. The "fortune" it turns out wasn't "Nicholas II's" it was Imperial Government gold being moved for safety from Petersburg as the Russians started being beaten by the German army. The jewels found in the Tobolsk Monastery in 1933 were personal property of the IF, so unrelated to the gold bullion. The "Siberian" orders are utterly unrelated. Essentially a useless article.

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Re: Daily Mail - Romanov Fortune
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 12:25:18 PM »
The article is long on hyperbole and short of actual facts. The "fortune" it turns out wasn't "Nicholas II's" it was Imperial Government gold being moved for safety from Petersburg as the Russians started being beaten by the German army. The jewels found in the Tobolsk Monastery in 1933 were personal property of the IF, so unrelated to the gold bullion. The "Siberian" orders are utterly unrelated. Essentially a useless article.

Wouldn't be surprised, after the article about them reopening the investigation into finding out if the execution was ritual killing by Jews even when we know it isn't is just...sigh.
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