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 remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria have been transferred to Novospassky Monastery. The monastery has a special connection to the Romanov family. Xenia Shestova, who was the mother of the first Romanov Tsar is buried there with Princess Tarakanova, a pretender who claimed to be the only daughter of Empress Elisabeth, and [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]
The first results of the new DNA testing on the remains of Russia’s last Imperial family are expected in a few days and complete research works on the remains and also the restoration of their tombs will completed around February of next year. All archive documents on the murder of the Imperial Family have been opened [read more]
Yesterday the bodies of Nicolas II and Alexandra Feodorovna, the last emperor and empress of Russia, were exhumed to do DNA-testing on the bodies. The DNA taken will be used to confirm the identities of the last two missing children, Maria and Alexei. The two have been previously identified but subsequent DNA testing is necessary [read more]