Margarita Nelipa is of Russian heritage and is the daughter of war refugees who arrived in Australia in 1948. A former medical scientist with a post-graduate qualification in Legal Studies, she turned her interests to fulltime research and writing about medical, legal and historical issues related to the last decades of the Russian Imperial era. Fluent in the Russian language, Margarita has written three books and ten articles for periodicals that included Royal Russia, Sovereign and Eurohistory. She co-maintains several web pages that include Faces of Russia: Past and Present, Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk: Past and Present, Alexander Pushkin: Life and Literature as well managing pages related to her earlier books Alexander III: His Life and Reign and Killing Rasputin: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire. Margarita is a member of the Board of the American based S.E.A.R.C.H. Foundation (whose President and Founder assisted in finding the remains of the Imperial Family in Ekaterinburg and is now searching for the remains of Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich in Perm). She lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband and two dogs, Misha and Sasha.