Question by : Did Lenin order the execution of the Romanov family?
I understand this has been the historical commonly-held belief. However, I have read (truth unclear) that there is now evidence suggesting that  Lenin wanted to only execute the Tsar and send the rest of the family into exile, and  EITHER Yakov Sverdlov personally gave the order, or  the Ural Soviet (the local government that had jurisdiction over the town where the Romanovs were held captive) gave the order completely autonomously.
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Answer by Martin
3 is believed to be the correct answer.Read Robert K.Massie’s’Nicholas and Alexandra’.
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