The end of the Romanovs

“Grey morning, later lovely sunshine. Baby has a slight cold… Tatiana stayed with me and we read: Book of the Prophet Amos…Every morning, the Commandant comes to our rooms… 8 o’clock supper… Played bezique with Nicholas. In bed at 10:30 PM. 15 degrees.”
Miraculously preserved, these were the last words Tsarina Alexandra wrote in her diary, a few hours before she was executed with her husband and children in the basement of the Ipatyev House. With that, the first chapter of Russian history ended. The Imperial regime was abolished forever, and a new era began.