How did the British try to save Nicholas II?

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Is it true that British intelligence planned to take Nicholas II out of Russia?

London’s attention to Romanov can be explained by the kinship of the British monarch George V with Nicholas II. According to the BBC, there is information in declassified documents of the special services that they began discussing the evacuation of Nicholas II almost immediately after his abdication on March 2, 1917. British intelligence was developing several options: the substitution of the tsar, the invasion of Russia and the involvement of Norwegians who had been in Siberia.

According to the first scenario, the servant had to shave off the ex-emperor’s beard, change clothes with him, and attach a false beard to himself. However, it was impossible to take out the whole family of Nicholas II with the help of this trick, and he refused to run alone.

Another plan was proposed by the head of the British Secret Service after the royal family was sent to Tobolsk. And on May 28, 1918, the possibility of negotiations on their evacuation was discussed with Leon Trotsky. But on the night of July 17, the family of the last emperor was shot by the Bolsheviks.


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