"There is no language without deceit." -Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
They also discovered, hidden in a bureau drawer in the corner bedroom shared by Nicholas and Alexandra, “a diverse selection of condoms,” as Netrebin recalled, “of different shapes and types.” Exploring further in their quest for “unusual things,” they found a number of merkins, pubic wigs that had belonged to the empress. These items were all packed and shipped out of Ekaterinburg by train, via Perm, to Moscow. - The Fate of the Romanovs.