Tsar Nicholas Romanov, and his wife, the Empress Alexandra, along with their five children, were executed (murdered is a better word) by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918. Nicholas was the last Tsar of Russia. The whole family was canonized as saints by the Russian Orthodox Church on November 1, 1981. Saint Alexei, Tsarevich of Russia, was two weeks shy of his fourteenth birthday at the time of his death. His four sisters, The Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatyana, Maria, and Anastasia were were 22, 21, 19, and 17 years old, respectively, when they were murdered. I have adopted Saint Alexei as my patron saint. Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.