Tsar’s killing re-examined Russia’s intelligence agency has opened a case into whether Tsar Nicholas II and his family died in a “ritual killing”. An old conspiracy claims that during the Bolshevik Revolution, there was a Jewish plot to have the ruling family murdered. Academics have long concluded there’s no proof to support the allegations, which Jewish leaders have condemned as anti-Semitic. So why are Russian investigators giving them a second thought?

Russia’s intelligence agency has opened a case into whether Tsar Nicholas II and his family died in a “ritual killing”. An old conspiracy claims that during the Bolshevik Revolution, there was a Jewish plot to have the ruling family murdered. Academics have long concluded there’s no proof to support the allegations, which Jewish leaders have condemned as anti-Semitic. So why are Russian investigators giving them a second thought?

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