Russian Nobility. The only son of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Tsarina Alexandra. Stricken by hemophilia, he could not live a normal life, as his tutor wrote "he enjoyed life, when it let him". He was adored by his parents and sisters, being very mischievous and intelligent. He inherited his father's charm, and love of the Russian Army, whom he saw on his visits to the front during the World War I. He and his whole family were shot at Ekaterinburg in July of 1918 by the Ural Soviets. In 2008 it was determined that remains found the previous year near where most of the Romanov family was found belonged to Alexis. The royal family has been sainted by The Russian Synod Abroad as well as The Moscow Patriarchate.