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1918 and The Last Summer in Russia by Evelyn Lakovsky

1918 and The Last Summer in Russia


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This Book changes history! It finally reveals the truth of what happened in 1918 to the last Imperial Family of Russia, as they were not murdered in the cellar of the house where they were held captive. Nobody would have guessed what secrets of massive proportions lay behind the quiet unassuming exterior of a cabinet maker as he went about his daily life in 1950's England. That is, until his curious teenage daughter asked him about his early life in Russia and the tragic deaths of the last Imperial Family. What a shock she got after two years of private questioning, when he revealed what really happened in 1918 to the Romanovs and who was responsible, for he was there as a Guard, when just a teenager himself.


1918 and The Last Summer in Russia by Evelyn Lakovsky

Born in Kiev 1900, Mikhail was shattered to be told in 1910 that the couple he believed were his parents, were only guardians on behalf of his real father – Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov. Born out of wedlock from the Grand Duke’s liaison with his sister’s Lady-in-Waiting, who was subsequently banished from Russia as their marriage was forbidden, Mikhail had been placed with the guardians for secrecy.

Mikhail’s life changed from then on when he was enrolled into Military Academy and later in the Corps de Pages. His father then married a divorcee, which caused him to be banished from Russia too, but on the outbreak of WW1, his brother the Emperor allowed him to return to fight for his country. With the coming of the 1917 Revolution, Mikhail was placed as a Guard of the Imperial Family during their house arrest. When the Romanovs were moved to Ipatiev House, Mikhail in the guise of a Red Guard was involved with others in a plan to rescue them in 1918. Sadly during the escape, they were intercepted and taken into the woods, where Mikhail was ordered to shoot the Emperor but refused, then before fleeing the scene, he witnessed the most horrific massacre.

Although he was given a new identity in England, it was obvious somebody traced him and made attempts to eliminate him for the rest of his life, and despite continually moving, he still suffered sabotage by fires to his homes and businesses, but tragically family members died as a result, even his 20 month old child who was deliberately set alight whilst sleeping.

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Publication date

30th November 1999


Evelyn Lakovsky

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