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.
The shrine of Emperor Alexander III of Russia was opened last Tuesday to take DNA-samples. These will be sent to Moscow to be studied and are a part of the criminal probe into the death of the last Russian Imperial family. The remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria were found separate from the [read more]
Recent DNA testing has confirmed that the remains of Nicholas II and his family members are genuine, a spokesman has confirmed. Samples were taken from the lower jaw and a neckbone. The samples also matched the data obtained earlier from Nicholas II’s shirt, which had traces of his blood. The samples also exhibited heteroplasmy, a [read more]
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]