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how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« on: August 28, 2015, 01:03:25 AM »
How close was he standing   when  he shot the Tsar

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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 08:01:03 AM »
Nobody can ever answer specifically and this question has been discussed several times before (please try SEARCH function!) The room was small and he was at best 5-7 feet at the farthest.  Probably closer to 3-5 feet to ensure the deed was done.  Bottom line, not very far.

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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 09:04:57 PM »
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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 09:40:33 PM »
And you would have thought the rest of the shooters were firing from the book depository considering how spectacularly botched an execution it was.
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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2015, 12:27:11 PM »
And you would have thought the rest of the shooters were firing from the book depository considering how spectacularly botched an execution it was.
They were drunk.
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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 01:58:48 PM »
I heard they probably got tunnel vision

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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 04:04:59 PM »
They were drunk.

why do you think so?
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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 11:46:54 AM »
Pretty much point blank range, I imagine. The room, whilst not as small as some people may think, would have been rather crowded considering the number of people in it.

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Re: how close was Yurovsky to the Tsar
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 03:12:38 PM »
Ermakov said he was about 6 feet away from Alexandra. So I would say Yurovsky was 3 to 5 feet from Nicholas. As I have pointed out before besides being drunk, the shooters were in a dimly lit room, all or most had very little or possibly no experience pistol shooting, the pistols used all had poor sights and after the first few shots visabilty went to about zero do to all the gunsmoke, and plaster dust. If he was sticking his arm out Yuroskys 1911 pistol muzzle may have been as close as 1 to 2 feet from Nicolas.