AUTHOR: Boris Galenin

ABSTRACT: June 28, 2014 marks the centenary of the tragic assassination of the Heir to the Throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Louis Maria Habsburg – i – d’Este (1863-1914) and his wife Duchess Sophia von Hohenberg.

Planned by international Masonry and carried out by the hands of Serbian masons, this assassination served as a trigger prepared by the same forces of World War I, which, in turn, was a direct continuation of World War II.

And the first orphans of those wars were the children of Archduke Ferdinand.

The tragic fate of Archduke Ferdinand, his wife and children unwittingly causes association with another, even more terrible drama – in Yekaterinburg, and in some ways anticipates it. Since the life and death of the Archduke, and even more so the fate of his descendants, is little known to domestic readers, let us tell them in brief.

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