Anastasia was born on June 18, 1901, in Petrodvorets, Russia. Anastasia was the daughter of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II. On the night of July 16-17, 1918, she and her family were executed in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Speculation arose as to whether she and her brother, Alexei Nikolaevich, might have survived. In 1991, a forensic study identified the bodies of her family members and servants, but not hers or Alexei’s. After she and her family were executed, rumors claimed that she might have survived.