Russia

The transfer of the Romanovs to Yekaterinburg

Our Year of the Last Romanovs series continues with the transfer to Yekaterinburg. It was 1917, and Tsar Nicholas II was no longer on the throne. After being under house arrest, the family, who had been put on soldier’s rations, was moved from Tobolsk to the city of Yekaterinburg (also called Ekaterinburg) the following year after the Bolsheviks [read more]

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Russian Orthodox Church hopes to decide on ‘Yekaterinburg remains’ issue in 2018

The Russian Orthodox Church is likely to decide on the authenticity of the “Yekaterinburg remains”, or the remains of the last Tsar and his family, in 2018, said Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations. “The Сhurch will recognize the ‘Yekaterinburg remains’ as the true remains of the imperial family if exhaustive [read more]