Yakov Yurovsky was a Russian ‘Old Bolshevik’ and a revolutionary, best remembered for leading the killing squad that executed the Russian Imperial Family on July 17, 1918. He later claimed that he was the one who had fired the bullet that had killed the Tsar and that he felt no remorse for the execution. There was a lot of controversy surrounding his actions, as he was a complicated and strange man. He grew up amidst a steady environment, in a family with great values and faith in God. Yet, he turned into someone who was able to murder an entire family while still claiming that praying was important for the salvation of the soul.