Various threads lead to Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family, still trapped in a labyrinth of unsolved mystery. This living labyrinth was almost destroyed by loud braying connected with DNA “evidence” supposedly proving the Russian imperial family had all been massacred in the cellar of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg on July 17, 1918. And yet, this laughing hyena of DNA evidence in the Tsar mystery is disputed by knowledgeable persons, including some scientists. (Background: Keep On Rockin’ With the Tsar, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 25, 2014.)
Gary Null (born 1945) may or may not be the same Gary Null who authored a book published in 1973, The Conspirator Who Saved the Romanovs. In that book, Null argues that the Russian imperial family escaped their Bolshevik captors through the ingenious plotting of Aaron Simanovitsch (image) and an elaborate four-nation conspiracy. 
Aaron Simanovitsch was a Russian Jew and secretary to Grigori Rasputin, Russian staretz (wandering holy man). Recently revealed background on Rasputin shows him to have been sympathetic to the plight of Russian Jews during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. A January 2012 book review of Rasputin & the Jews–A Reversal of History (by Delin Colón) describes how Rasputin has been maligned by history because he supported proper treatment of the Jews, much to the disdain of the Russian nobility and the Tsar’s officers who were fervent anti-Semites. Rasputin sought to get Nicholas to call off planned pogroms, and helped get Jewish youths into Universities once the quota had been filled. “Rasputin’s support wasn’t out of any special connection or obligation to the Jewish people, but simply because he was concerned for all oppressed individuals, and no one at the time was more oppressed than the Jews.” 
Aaron Simanovitsch (also spelled Simanovich) headed an underground network dedicated to assisting persecuted Russian Jews. Involved in this humanitarian network was Grigori Rasputin. According to a Russian journalist cited by Null, “Few people know that Rasputin was a puppet of his secretary, Aaron Simanovitsch, and that Simanovitsch, in turn, acted in accordance with a program worked out by Ginsburg, Shlosberg, Shalit, Gorevich, and Mendel, and other contemporary Zionists.” 
There is a widely believed fairy tale called “Mass Murder in the Cellar.” Even if one accepts the disputed DNA evidence in the Tsar Nicholas case, such “evidence” does not prove that the Russian imperial family, the Romanovs, were all massacred in the cellar of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg on July 17, 1918. The “massacre in the cellar” fable originated with published results of an investigation conducted by Nicholas A. Sokolov (also spelled “Nikolay Sokolov”). 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. “What we found in the Romanov case”, wrote Summers & Mangold, “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’.” 
The real role played by Sokolov, according to Gary Null, was “to close an imaginary coffin lid” and thereby help security for the escaped Russian imperial family.  If the Romanovs were all thought to be dead, then “case closed” and no pursuit by their enemies was likely. This same ruse was used by Jesse James: He relied on a faked-up death to escape pursuers. Here again the magical “DNA evidence” later appeared, supposedly providing a “case closed.” But in the Jesse James case, there were three “Jesse James”, all relatives. (Background: Jesse Loved “Queen of the Outlaws”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, July 22, 2012.)
The Romanovs escaped to Poland, according to Gary Null. There, the Tsar bided his time, waiting for the right moment to re-emerge. Unfortunately that time never came. This tallies with what Polish defector Lt. Colonel Michal Goleniewski told writer Guy Richards. Goleniewski, who claimed to be the surviving Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, son of Tsar Nicholas II and apparent heir to the Russian throne, told how the escaped Romanovs were eventually reunited in Warsaw, Poland. (Goleniewski may have been rather a son of the Tsar, and not the Tsarevich Alexei. In Poland, after the Tsarina Alexandra died in 1924, Tsar Nicholas II apparently remarried.) (Further background: How the Tsar Escaped, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 22, 2014.)
Edward Fallows, longtime attorney for Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra, was approached years after the Romanov apparent disappearance by Aaron Simanovitsch. Simanovitsch claimed to have knowledge of $17 million of “tsarist money” held by a New York bank. Sir Peter Bark, representing Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, opposed any deal with Simanovitsch. Bark claimed to have personal knowledge that there was no $17 million deposited in New York. The issue of whatever happened to the immense fortune of Tsar Nicholas II is explored by William Clarke in his book, The Lost Fortune of the Tsars. Clarke’s general explanation is that after Nicholas abdicated in 1917, much of the “tsarist monies” became state property.  The lost fortune of the Romanovs is an extremely complex subject, involving the “Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce” machinations of the law.
The Aaron Simanovitsch network must have been quite powerful. Why else would the Bolsheviks have made the first article of their new constitution a demand of equality for Russian Jews? Aaron Simanovitsch intrigued on behalf of the Jews until his death in 1941. Yet he kept generally quiet about all he knew regarding the escape of the Romanovs. It is high time Simanovitsch received recognition for the part he and his organization played in the rescue of Tsar Nicholas II. 
——- Sources ——-
 The Conspirator Who Saved the Romanovs, by Gary Null. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1973
 “Book Review: Rasputin & the Jews–A Reversal of History”, January 19, 2012. http://xsnerg-accidentalanarchist.blogspot.com/2012/01/book-review-rasputin-jews-reversal-of.html
 Tsar Was “Man In Iron Mask”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, October 1, 2014. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/tsar-was-man-in-iron-mask/
 The Lost Fortune of the Tsars, by William Clarke. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1994.