Twenty-five years have now passed since the then First Secretary of the Sverdlovsk Region, Boris Yeltsin, brought in a wrecking crew and carried out an order from Moscow to demolish the Ipatiev House murder scene of Russia's last Tsar Nicholas II on the 27th of July, 1977.
Given that there was little evidence, if any, of public interest in the monarchist cause during those years when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the USSR, was led by Leonid Brezhnev and his KGB boss Yuri Andropov....
Will we ever learn the REAL reason why authorities at the Kremlin had suddenly decided to destroy the only evidence of the murders of Nicholas, Alexandra, and three of their four daughters that was known to exist at the time... reducing it to rubble and carting it all off to the nearest landfill... when, for the previous 59 years, the so-called "House of Special Purpose" had been considered a monument to the Revolution and the formation of the Soviet Union?
Sincerely, John Kendrick Investigative Journalist Vancouver, B.C., Canada
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969