What does it mean to be recalled to life after you are supposed to be dead? In the movie “Capricorn One” (1977) astronauts are secretly taken off the space ship just before launch and a staged “Mars landing” occurs. Then things don’t go according to plan: On its return journey, the empty space ship unexpectedly burns up due to a faulty heat shield during re-entry. The nation mourns for the brave astronauts who have died — except they haven’t really died because they were never onboard the spacecraft in the first place.
So what do you do with some living astronauts who are supposed to be dead? If they re-appear in public, the whole hoax of the “Mars mission” is exposed. In the film, “Capricorn One”, it is decided the astronauts must be killed.
The extended Romanov clan were not “one big happy family.” While Tsar Nicholas II was on the Russian throne, he personally organized an elite group of bodyguards to protect him, including protection from relatives who wanted to get rid of Nicholas because they thought he was a bad Tsar. 
After Tsar Nicholas abdicated in 1917, Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich, grandson of Tsar Alexander II, marched to the Tauride Palace at the head of the Garde Equipage (Marine Guard) to swear allegiance to the Russian Provisional Government, wearing a red band on his uniform. This caused grave offence to some in the Imperial Family and led to some members shunning him as legitimate heir to the throne.  Tsar Nicholas II was also a grandson of Tsar Alexander II, so you see Cyril and Nicholas were relatives.
Ongoing feuds within the extended Romanov family help explain in part why Grand Duke Cyril did not welcome the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna when she was “recalled to life” from a Berlin canal in 1920. Like the astronauts in “Capricorn One”, Anastasia was supposed to be dead! Yet here she was suddenly threatening to muck up Cyril’s hopes to be the “Curator of the Russian Throne” and exiled “Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias.”
Call her paranoid, but Anna Anderson (image), the assumed name of the woman reborn from a Berlin canal and who claimed to really be Anastasia, believed that assassins pursued her and she carried a dagger on her person for protection. Once, at least according to Anna/Anastasia, Prince Felix Youssoupov, another relative (he married Princess Irina of Russia, the Tsar’s only niece) and the acknowledged murderer of Grigori Rasputin, came towards the apparent Anastasia saying, “I killed Rasputin, and I will kill you for what your mother did to my country. We will have you out of the way.” 
“You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your relatives,” the saying goes. A cousin to Anna/Anastasia was Lord Louis Mountbatten. He was the uncle of Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. The name “Mountbatten” is an Anglicized version of Battenberg, the original name. “When a Battenberg becomes king of England, all is at the end,” Rasputin foretold.  That would be when either Prince Charles or Prince William becomes king. Anyway, this Battenberg – Lord Louis Mountbatten – was another of the bitter opponents of Anna Anderson’s claim. 
The name Anastasia means “reborn.” But being recalled to life can be a nightmare, as described in the short story “Lazarus”, by Leonid Andreyev. We know about how Jesus called forth Lazarus from the tomb, and how later the chief priests plotted to murder Lazarus (John 12: 10), but the Bible does not tell us what his life was like afterwards. Andreyev’s story imagines a grim outcome: “deadly gray weariness showed in Lazarus’ eyes… the blue face of a corpse, grave-clothes gorgeous and resplendent, a cold look, in the depths of which lay motionless an unknown horror.” 
Again, in the novella Le Colonel Chabert, by Honoré de Balzac, it almost seems the good colonel would have been better off staying dead. Being recalled to life caused problems for Colonel Chabert’s wife. She refused to recognize him. (Background: Anastasia and Le Colonel Chabert, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 29, 2014.)
Dr. Manette is “recalled to life” in the Charles Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities. In his case, things work out in the end, but not so for Sydney Carton, who goes to the guillotine. If not for Dr. Manette being recalled to life, Sydney Carton could have lived to a ripe old age.
So you can see how when a person such as Anna Anderson, claiming to be the still living Grand Duchess Anastasia, is recalled to life, the entire extended “big happy family” of Romanovs did not greet her with open arms. Some of the family acknowledged her as Anastasia, but others did not.
——- Sources ——-
 The Conspirator Who Saved the Romanovs, by Gary Null. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1973
 Anastasia, by James Blair Lovell. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991
 Rasputin’s Prediction For Britain, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 23, 2014. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/rasputins-prediction-for-britain/
 “Lazarus”, by Leonid Andreyev. http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Laza841.shtml