Factual error: In the beginning of the film, the Dowager Empress Marie states that the year is 1916 and that they are celebrating the 300th anniversary of their family's rule. The 300th anniversary actually took place in 1913. (00:01:05)

Factual error: At the beginning of the film, we are told it is 1916, and the Russian Revolutionaries attack. However, the Russian Revolution didn't start until 1917 - on both the English and Russian calendars.

Factual error: Anya receives a sign from the dog to go to St. Petersburg when she leaves the Orphanage in the mid 1920's. St. Petersburg was renamed to Petrograd in 1914 at the start of WWI and again to Leningrad in 1924 following the death of Lenin. The sign should have said "Leningrad". Aside from signs, the whole movie mentions "St. Petersburg" multiple times. There's even a song about St. Petersburg. Even if every old sign could not be changed, there is no reason the people would not use the city's new name. The Bolcheviks would not have looked at them kindly if they didn't.

Factual error: The Czar was not killed until the civil war over a year later, although the film implies he was killed on that November night.

Factual error: Anya reaches St. Petersburg in the mid-1920's, and the man in train station ticket office has the Soviet Crest on his hat. This crest wasn't used until the 1930's.

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the boat, when Dimitri gives Anya the blue dress, the piping along the sleeves and the bottom changes from white, to nothing and back to white.

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Dimitri: What are you looking for?
Anastasia: The Russian Circus. I think it's still in here.

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Trivia: The drawing held by the Dowager Empress while reminiscing with Anya (the same drawing young Anastasia gives her at the beginning of the film) is a replica of a picture the real Anastasia drew for her father in 1914.

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Question: Why did Anastasia's grandmother wait an entire decade to offer a reward to anyone who could find her granddaughter? This doesn't seem logical since it's clear Empress Marie loves Anastasia very much and is devastated when she gets separated from her by the train. You would think at some point when she got off that train she could've made some effort to get her granddaughter back and not wait so much time to do it.

Answer: She may have tried to find her, but thought she was lost forever. Later in the movie she was getting old and was afraid that her family's legacy would die with her. It was then that she offered a large reward to find her.

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