Veniamin Alekseyev says Grand Duchess Anastasia probably did escape.
But in 1991, when the remains of the Russian royals were unearthed, DNA testing proved that the bodies were indeed those of the Tsar, Tsarina and their children.Alekseyev, however, is unconvinced and claims that Anna Anderson really was the lost princess in an explosive new book.
'On the basis of the archive documents discovered, and new Russian and foreign evidence I have seen since 1991, I have reason to think the royal family's fate is not as certain as it has been believed for almost 100 years,' he said.
Family: Tsar Nicholas with his family, including Anastasia (far right) and son Alexei Nikolaevich
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The new documents from the Russian State Archive and elsewhere offer evidence from Imperial family confidantes and relatives, as well as doctors who treated Anderson, who believed it was 'quite possible and even probable' that she was Russian princess Anastasia.
His book entitled Who are you, Ms Tchaikovskaya? argues she was 'labelled an imposter too easily', The Siberian Times revealed.
Although DNA tests were carried out on bones purporting to be those of Anastasia and on a lock of Anderson's hair after her death, Alekseyev argues the genetic analysis is not conclusive.
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