Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Enduring Myth of Anastasia

I'm proud to share a story I wrote for Town & Country on Grand Duchess Anastasia. Why, a century later, do we still want to believe the Bolshevik slaughter of the Romanov royal family in 1918? I dug into the history, reading a great many books and looking up newspaper stories. I visited a Russian cathedral on the Upper East side of Manhattan, talking to a "White Russian," and interviewed the lyricist who wrote songs for the musical on Anastasia that opened yesterday.

Read the entire story here.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating - one of the enduring mysteries of the 20th century - almost as big as who killed JFK. Your last question says it all - a big 'what if'. Of course, if there hadn't been a war, perhaps the Romanovs would have hung on and the world would look rather different. Great article.