Tsar Was "Man In Iron Mask"


In 1976, two British journalists, Anthony Summers and Tom Mangold, saw their book, The File On the Tsar, climb towards the top of the bestseller charts. In the Preface to that book, Summers and Mangold explained how they unearthed the original dossier of the Nikolay Sokolov investigation of the disappearance of the Russian imperial family at Ekaterinburg around July 17, 1918. “What we found in the Romanov case were the seven volumes of original testimony, police reports, and affidavits…” After studying the volumes, “It was at once clear that whole areas of vital evidence had been deliberately suppressed. Inside the dossier was detailed evidence, as compelling as any that exists for the massacre version, which shows that most of the Romanov family were alive for many months after their historical ‘deaths’.” [1]

Concurrently with the Sokolov whitewash investigation, an honest investigation was conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the White army. (The White army fought against the Red army in the years following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in March 1917.) Heading this honest investigation was assistant head of Military Control, Alexander Kirsta. In the spring of 1919, the Kirsta investigators puzzled over “repeated references to a strange new element – the story of the escape of one of the Romanov daughters. The imperial fugitive seems to have been the Grand Duchess Anastasia.” [1] The escape (or escapes) happened at Perm, a city 180 miles from Ekaterinburg. Following what may have been the execution by firing squad of the Tsar (and possibly the Tsarevich Alexei) in the forest outside Ekaterinburg, the Tsarina Alexandra and her four daughters were secretly transferred to Perm. (Background: Tsar Returns In “Neverwas”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 30, 2014.)

The phony Sokolov investigation is the basis for the ridiculous story about the “mass murder” in a 14 foot by 17 foot cellar of the Ipatiev House. [2] The Golden Calf of DNA evidence in the Romanov case, blindly worshipped by far too many, only proves that at some point, yes, the Russian imperial family died. Besides the fact that even this DNA evidence is disputed by several knowledgeable groups and persons [3], it does not tell how these bones of the dead actually met their end. The disputed DNA evidence does not prove “mass murder in the cellar.”

It is not even proven that the Tsar was taken into the forest and executed by a firing squad, even though some witnesses said that’s what happened. Would the cold calculating Vladimir Lenin have lightly tossed aside a potential bargaining chip such as the Tsar, given that his fledgling government was under siege and hounded from all sides? The wily Lenin would have been far better off keeping the Tsar secretly stored away, to be resurrected if some profitable deal could be arranged.

The story of The Man in the Iron Mask is contained in the final installment of Alexander Dumas’ “Three Musketeers” saga. That story, in turn, is based on a name given to a prisoner arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669 or 1670, and held in a number of jails, including the Bastille and the Fortress of Pignerol. He was held in the custody of the same jailer, Bénigne Dauvergne de Saint-Mars, for a period of 34 years. “The possible identity of this man has been thoroughly discussed and has been the subject of many books, because no one ever saw his face, which was hidden by a mask of black velvet cloth.” [4]

So in one scenario of this still unsolved mystery, Tsar Nicholas II becomes another “Man In the Iron Mask”, buried alive for years in a Communist secret prison, with his real identity known only to the topmost Soviet hierarchy. Years or even decades later, Tsar Nicholas finally dies of old age. By then, Lenin is dead and Josef Stalin has become “the Red Tsar.” Stalin orders that an artificially created Romanov grave be set up. This happened in 1946, although Tsar Nicholas did not necessarily die that year. At that time there was a search in the USSR for the hidden gold that had belonged to the Tsar, so there were a lot of pretenders claiming to have survived the execution. The government needed proof of death of all Romanovs, which is why Stalin ordered the creation a false grave. Reportedly, the files containing the pertinent documents are still rated top secret in the FSB archives. [3]

In the mid-1970s, Dr. Alexander Avdonin “discovered” this Stalin-created mass grave. However, it was not until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 that Avdonin and his friend, filmmaker Geli Ryabov, came forward to reveal their secret to the rest of the world. DNA testing of the remains was commissioned by Russian authorities, with Boris Yeltsin being President of the Russian Federation at the time. [3]

——- Sources ——-
[1] The File On the Tsar, by Anthony Summers and Tom Mangold. New York: Harper & Row, 1976
[2] “If You Can’t Trust a Bolshevik…”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 6, 2014. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/if-you-cant-trust-a-bolshevik/
[3] “Keep On Rockin’ With the Tsar”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 25, 2014. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/keep-on-rockin-with-the-tsar/
[4] “Man in the Iron Mask”, Wikipedia, October 1, 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_in_the_Iron_Mask


About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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