Monday not only marks the summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, but also the 4th anniversary of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 being shot down over eastern Ukraine. Most importantly, Trump and Putin are meeting on the 100th anniversary of the night the New York and City of London banker sponsored Bolshevik revolutionaries murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his family in the cellar of Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. In the years after the Revolution, Soviet anti-Christian propaganda tours would pose for photographic ‘selfies’ in front of the bullet hole scarred cellar wall, in a sick celebration of the regicide that symbolized their Satanic war on God and His anointed sovereign in Rus.
By 1977, the Soviet authorities were embarrassed over the structure becoming a place of pilgrimage for Orthodox believers mourning the Tsar, and Ipatiev House was ordered demolished ahead of the 70th anniversary of the October Revolution by regional party secretary Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin. By ‘coincidence’ or divine Providence, Boris Nikolayevich, whose patronymic matched the name of the martyred Tsar Nicholas, would rapidly ascend the Soviet Communist Party ranks under premier Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980s. After a stint as the mayor of Moscow and usurping his patron Gorbachev, Yeltsin would become the first President of a post-Soviet Russian Federation. On the 80th anniversary of the Royal Martyrs deaths twenty years ago this day, Yeltsin joined in the burial of their remains at St. Petersburg’s Peter and Paul Cathedral.
In his final act as President, Yeltsin appointed an obscure former KGB agent from the same city named Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin as his successor on the eve of the millennium. Three years later, in a nod to the German origins of the last Tsarina of Russia Alexandra Feodorovna of Hesse, President Putin would meet German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at the Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land consecrated on the site of Ipatiev House.Read More