Lee lived the family of the Russian Emperor royally and where are the billions of the Romanovs?Pictolic
It is well known that the powers that be in our days, nothing. In this case, the sign of good tone is to hide the true revenue, so as not to irritate the common people. It is much easier in this regard lived monarch, who might live on a broad foot and with nothing to hide. What happened to the Romanov Royal family who ruled one of the largest and richest empires of the world?
Disputes about the true financial situation of the Imperial family are underway for a long time. Experts assess the condition of Nicholas II in a different way from fabulous wealth, to poverty, forced to save on everything. In the 2012 edition of Сelebrity Net Worth has published a ranking of the wealthiest people in the second Millennium, in which the autocrat of all Russia is an honorable 5th place.
The magazine's experts assessed the state of the Imperial family in an incredible $ 300 billion in terms of today's money. Also in the rankings mentioned that the Russian Tsar not only got into the top five richest people of the Millennium, but also in connection with his canonization, became the wealthiest in the history of Christianity the Holy Ghost.
Just need to clarify that the researchers did not provide any documentary evidence of the presence of the fantastic condition of the king, so let's try to analyze your income and expenses Romanov, in other words, count other people's money.
The February revolution of 1917, during which the power was transferred to the Provisional government, was removed from the political arena of Nicholas II. But for the millions of inhabitants of the Empire he continued to be a king-priest, according to the people of God. In this regard, the new government embarked important task is to discredit the Romanovs, to reduce their influence in society.
For this he was elected a proven method that is used to this day — people spoke about the incredible luxury of the Royal life and a huge family accounts in foreign banks. Led the disclosures of personally first head of the Provisional government, Prince Georgy Lvov.
Prince Georgy Lvov
In 1920, giving testimony in the Omsk district court in the case of the Royal family, the lions announced the investigator for particularly important cases Nikolai Sokolov following:
There is information about the Royal budget in the writings of some historians. In particular, Igor Zimin, in his book "the king's money. Income and expenses of the Romanov family" gives specific numbers. The author writes that as of may 1, 1917, the family of the last Russian Emperor had the following means:
Thus, the total amount that was available at that time, the members of the Royal family, was 12 471 811 roubles 69 kopecks that the current at the time the dollar 1/11 was 1.13 million US dollars. There is also data from other sources, are also not very reliable.
In the summer of 1917 in Petrograd from one of the publishers published the book "the Fall of the Romanovs", the author of which is still unknown. It is obvious that the publication was not without the support of the Provisional government, but rather Commissioner Golovina directly responsible for all of the information about the Royal revenues. In the book mentioned these figures personal capital:
It also shows that despite the desire to discredit the name of the Romanovs in the masses, members of the Provisional government was unable to attribute to the Royal family's huge fortune. However, who wished to remain anonymous author of "the Fall of the Romanov dynasty" refers to certain foreign accounts of the Royal family. What kind of account?
Now in the domestic and foreign websites, you can find a variety of information about the capital of Nicholas II and his family in the Bank of France, the UK and Switzerland. But the right thing to ask for information not jornalista and bloggers, and serious researchers. British financier and historian William Clark investigates this question in his bestseller "the Lost treasure of kings".
The building of the Bank of England
Financial expert found that the main contributions of father Nicholas, Alexander III kept in the Bank of England. But having ascended to the throne in 1894, Nicholas II made an informed decision to close foreign accounts of his family. This was due to the fact that in this period, the Russian Empire was forced to borrow abroad substantial loans and out so that the state is the British Bank money Romanov. To close an account, which is a large sum, at that time it was not easy and the process lasted almost 6 years.
Renowned historian Oleg Budnitskii, to investigate information about the foreign Bank accounts of the autocrat, held in the archives of the European countries a lot of time. In one of the English institutions smiled at him luck in his hand was a folder titled "On the foreign assets of the deceased Emperor." It contained reports on this subject, compiled by people who are directly related to finances in tsarist Russia, and the money of the Emperor.
An important document was a note Duke Sergei Gagarin, who served in the Ministry of the Yard. In her state official wrote:
Thus, it became clear that during the first days of the revolution Nicholas II transferred the money abroad, which had planned to keep their children. The German Bank said attaché in the U.S. Whet, manage money monarchists-in-exile:
The question was raised of the Royal capital including the case. In 20‑ies in Germany appeared first account of "the Grand Duchess Anastasia," which also craved fame and money of the Romanovs. Russian immigrants alarmed phenomenon heiress was solved once and for all solve the financial issue of the Royal family. To do this, put together a special Commission, which began work on 26 February 1929.
The investigation resulted in an unequivocal verdict: the Royal family had no swarnapala in foreign banks, apart from the accounts of the Grand duchesses in the Bank Mendelssohn in Berlin, each of which had more than 1 million German marks.
One of the members of the Commission, Boris Nolde, a former adviser to the foreign Minister also said that inflation, which began during the First world war, turned the money into nothing. In March 1930, the minutes of the meetings of the Commission with the relevant findings were published in Paris, monarchist edition "Rebirth".
In 1934 the Central court of Berlin identified the heirs of the king's money held in accounts in German banks. They were recognized by the Grand Duchess Olga and Xenia, Countess of Brasov, as well as several relatives in the line of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
Boris Nolde was right — by the time all the paperwork for entry into the breech was ready, and it happened in 1938, the accounts were only 25 thousand pounds. Given that the amount was divided equally among all heirs, each share was ridiculous. Grand Duchess Xenia, learning about the inheritance, did not even want to spend the time to get it and just refused the money.