Ekaterinburg. June 16. INTERFAX – the Head of Ekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman has extended an invitation to members of the British Royal family to attend events commemorating the centenary of the execution of the Romanov family, which will be celebrated in 2018, the press service of the mayor.
His invitation E. Roizman was handed to the British Ambassador in Russia Laurie Bristow.
“Because the British and Russian crown were bound by blood, E. Roizman, through the Ambassador conveyed the invitation to the members of the British Royal family to attend the events dedicated to the Imperial days in the Ural capital”, – stated in the message.
The meeting of the mayor with the representative of the British mission held at the Museum of Misha Brusilovsky in Yekaterinburg.
Earlier it was reported that in 2018 in the Sverdlovsk region there will be commemorative events in connection with the centenary of the murder of the family of Nicholas II.
Festival of Orthodox culture “Royal days” – an annual event timed to coincide with the date of the execution of the Imperial family in July 1918 in Yekaterinburg. The program begins in June, the Central event of the “Royal days” will be a procession in the night of July 17 – from the place of the execution of Nicholas II (the Church on the Blood) to the place of her burial in the hole Ganina Yama, which gathers thousands of pilgrims from around the world.
Members of the Royal family, as well as Dr. Eugene Botkin, and three servants accepted a Martyr’s death on the night of 17 July 1918 in the house of engineer Ipatiev in Yekaterinburg.
In 2000 the Russian Orthodox Church canonized Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna and five children, and in February 2016 – E. Botkin.