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September 27, 1991 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small makeshift cross in a birch forest near this Urals village points to the end of one of Europe's great mysteries. Here, in a small marshy clearing, lies a mass grave with nine bodies, believed to be those of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II; his wife, Alexandra; three of his four daughters and four servants--massacred by a Bolshevik execution squad in the heat of the Communist revolution 73 years ago.
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September 27, 1991 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small makeshift cross in a birch forest near this Urals village points to the end of one of Europe's great mysteries. Here, in a small marshy clearing, lies a mass grave with nine bodies, believed to be those of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II; his wife, Alexandra; three of his four daughters and four servants--massacred by a Bolshevik execution squad in the heat of the Communist revolution 73 years ago.
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June 18, 2002 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fanciful log churches sprout like mushrooms in the deep woods outside this industrial city. Anatoly Kozhayev shuffles between them, his bushy gray hair and beard giving him a more than passing resemblance to a troll. The pilgrim and tour guide surveys the churches' curvy green roofs and shiny copper domes and sighs with satisfaction. "Isn't this a fairy tale?" he asks. Just three years ago, this wood held little more than mosquitoes and secrets.
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