Were the murderers of the Romanov family ever caught or punished?
The murderers were never caught or punished by the government for one simple reason: They WERE the government. After the Provisional Government fell in November, 1917, the Bolsheviks took the Tsar and his family to Ekaterinberg. The Russian Civil War had begun and a Czechoslavak contingent of the White Russian Army was nearby and could have rescued the family. In the evening of July 16, 1918, members of the Extraordinary Commission of the Ekaterinburg Soviet (the Bolshevik governing body in that city) appeared at the Impatiev house with orders that the family be shot lest they be rescued. Commander Yurovsky of the Red Army was in charge of the force that held the royal family. At about midnight he ordered the royal family awakened and at about 1 a. m. the Tsar, his wife, their four daughters, their son, together with the family's doctor, maid and two waiters were brought to a room. Yurovsky, the members of the Commission and several soldiers entered the room and shot them all dead. The government murdered the Romanovs.