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Empress Marie mother of Nicholas II. She wrote in her diary: "I am sure they all got out of Russia and now the Bolsheviks are trying to hide the truth." She firmly held to this conviction until her death.The truth was too painful for her to admit publicly. Letters to her son have almost all been lost; in one that survives, she wrote "You know that my thoughts and prayers never leave you, I think of you day and night and sometimes feel so sick at heart that I believe I cannot bear it any…