2017 marks 100 years since the start of the Russian revolution which would end in the grisly execution of the Nicholas II, his wife, four daughters and his son. The Hermitage Amsterdam hosts this new exhibition on that fateful year and describes in 7 missteps how it all went wrong for Nicholas. The exhibition opens [read more]
The Russian Orthodox church has announced that the results of the DNA-examinations of the “Yekaterinburg remains”, or better said the remains of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and his family will be announced in the second quarter of 2017. “Very intensive work is going on. The genetic expertise has been held in the best world’s [read more]
A chapel in Simferopol has been consecrated in honour of the Holy Royal Martyrs, Emperor Nicholas II and his family, the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, their daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia and their son, Alexei. The chapel houses rare icons and some come from a collection of a former prosecutor of the Crimea. Nicholas II [read more]
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything concerning the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and his sister Grand Duchess Maria. The Russian Orthodox Church required addition DNA-testing for their reburial as they and their family are considered to be holy martyrs and passion bearers in the Russian Orthodox Church. Just yesterday a news report came [read more]
It has been announced that a new expert group will be formed to examine all the remains of Russian royal family. They will perform a comprehensive examination including further DNA testing. This was done at the request of the Investigative Committee.
There has been another development in the case surrounding the last Tsar and his family. It has been decided to also perform tests on the remains of the servants who were with Nicolas II and his family when they were murdered. Official tests have been ordered to identify the remains of the servants, Eugene Botkin, Ivan Kharitonov, [read more]