Interfax is reporting that experts have confirmed the authenticity of the “Yekaterinburg remains” to members of the Romanov family. Ivan Artsishevsky, an official representative of the Romanov Family Association informed Interfax.
“Progress has been made on this issue. There was a meeting with the Patriarch [Kirill of Moscow and All Russia] in June, where all experts confirmed that the remains are genuine. The church is now silent. It is difficult to explain this silence,” Artsishevsky said.
The Russian Orthodox Church has so far declined to comment and the press service for the Peter and Paul Fortress told Interfax that it is not preparing for any new burials.
“Nothing is happening now. The grave of Alexander III has been restored, no other actions are planned. But it’s not really our issue, everything depends on the Russian Orthodox Church and the city administration here.”