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Anastasia

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Youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, born near St Petersburg, NW Russia, believed to have perished when the Romanov family were executed by the Bolsheviks (19 Jul 1918). Various people later claimed to be Anastasia, especially Mrs ¬ĎAnna Anderson¬í Manahan, from the Black Forest, who died in Virginia, USA, in 1984 at the age of 82. For more than 30 years she fought unsuccessfully to establish her identity as Anastasia, and her claim was finally rejected by a Hamburg court in May 1961. Her story has inspired several films and books.

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