"Sasha said that the wall at which the royal family was shot was whitewashed - they whitewashed it, our rulers - but the blood still runs through the whitewash. They decided to paint it blue, a soft blue color, like the sky, and again it comes out, the blood, through the holes that the bullets knocked out. . ."
Prof. Speransky could not enter the living rooms, but thanks to one of the council employees he saw the scene of the terrible massacre - a room of the basement floor. "It resembles a cellar, not more than 50 cubic meters in volume. In the damp semi-darkness the room seemed very narrow...
Even after six years there were bloodstains on the floor. There were traces of bullets on the walls ... On the wallpaper one could see traces of bloody hands.
These protruding traces of the blood of the Royal Martyrs on the walls are known later by numerous testimonies. "We had a girl from Sverdlovsk - Yekaterinburg. Her mother told us that the wall of the house where the execution of the Royal Family had been carried out had been stained with blood for many years. The authorities believed it was the antics of hooligans, put sentries to guard the wall around the clock, painted over the wall with paint, and illuminated it with floodlights. But every day, fresh drops of blood would appear on the wall before the eyes of the astonished people.
"In the 50s," recalls L.N. Kasyanova from Feodosia, "I studied in Sverdlovsk in the Urals, at the Pedagogical Institute. In Sverdlovsk, we went on excursions to the Ipatiev House, leading us into the basement where the holy martyrs were shot. They say from time to time there was blood on the walls, and no matter how much it was washed off, it reappeared."
"From my childhood", Z.S. Grebenshchikova recalls, "my mother used to show us this house. When I met the watchman Bukharkin Fyodor Ivanovich, a great admirer of the Royal Family, in St. John's Church in Yekaterinburg, I began to learn more about it. To the watchman one boy - Tikhomirov Alexander Dmitrievich, born in 1956 was very attached. His father was a general and his mother worked as a general practitioner. His grandmother Olga took him to church when he was three years old and he already knew the prayers.
All three of us - Fyodor Ivanovich, Sasha and I - started going to the house to pray: we also came at night before holidays - on winter, on spring, on Easter, before July 16 and others. We took faithful old ladies with us. We take candles, put them on the side porch, sing 'God rest the saints,' 'Eternal Memory,' and say the names of all the royal martyrs.
Sasha said that the wall at which the royal family was shot was whitewashed - they whitewashed it, our rulers - but the blood still runs through the whitewash. They decided to paint it blue, a soft blue color, like the sky, and again it comes out, the blood, through the holes that the bullets knocked out.
Sasha's grandmother Olga had a friend who worked as a janitor in the Ipatyev house, and she said that on the eve of holidays - before Easter and Pentecost, when she was on night duty - the sound of some angelic, very gentle singing could be heard from the basement.
One day Sasha brought a piece of plaster from that wall in his grandmother's locket with a lid, filled with hot wax. Such a small piece in the shape of a trapezoid, and there, like a bouquet of flowers, was sprinkled - large, medium, smaller, maroon, orange, light orange droplets. Just like a bunch of flowers. I prayed and touched the shrine. I had the honor...".
But because of the miracles taking place and the great multiplication of its own and especially foreign guests and pilgrims, Moscow ordered that the Ipatiev Mansion be blown up.
On October 5/18, 1977, the Ipatiev House, along with the hill on which it stood, was torn down. Someone wished to wipe off the very memory of the martyrdom of the royal dynasty.
Today on this spot stands the Church on the Blood of the Holy Royal Martyrs, 75 meters high (the height of the building is 64 meters, and the cross is 11 meters).
Source: 3rm.info (Russian)
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