Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Patriarch Kirill says that examination into the relics of Nicholas II’s children Alexei and Maria will soon be completed

The examination of the relics (or bones) of Emperor Nicholas II’s children Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Marie will soon be over, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said. “We came to agreement with the state authorities that we will make all examinations one more time as from our point of view the expertise [read more]

Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Grave of Emperor Alexander III may have been opened before and remains of Alexander I are missing

The Russian Orthodox Church does not rule out that the grave of Alexander III in St. Petersburg’s Petropavlovskaya Fortress could have been opened before. “We are not alleging anything, we are not alleging that the grave was invaded, although we believe it could have happened. The only thing we are alleging now is that the headstone [read more]