Romanovs: Imprisoned, Murdered, Exhumed | A Shocking Story of Tragedy and Death Aug 4, 2020 Using archival material, this film tells the story of the imperial family’s imprisonment, murder, exhumation, and state burial in 1998. The film includes excerpts from the memoirs of the killers, as well as a detailed interview with Geli Ryabov, the man who was given information by the son of the killer Yakov Yurovsky, the commandant of the Ipatiev house, which led Ryabov and Al. Avdonin to identify a precise location and to begin informal exhumations, eventually discovering the first burial site with the corpses of five members of the Romanov family and those of their retainers. The film also features rare footage with King George V, Alexander Kerensky, Lenin, Trotsky, Sverdlov, and scenes from the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War. The original version of the film was produced and released in 2001, by Homevision Studio. This version is a special edition by "The Romanov Royal Martyrs Project", featuring new music, newsreel footage, and colorized pictures by Olga Shirnina. This video is produced as part of the project for the book "The Romanov Royal Martyrs”, which is an impressive 512-page book, featuring nearly 200 black & white photographs, and a 56-page photo insert of more than 80 high-quality images, colorized by the acclaimed Russian artist Olga Shirnina (Klimbim) and appearing here in print for the first time.