Moscow. June 28. INTERFAX – Head of the office of the House of Romanov Alexander Zakatov said that there is no information about the end of the examinations of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria, and the tasks to complete the surveys to the 100 anniversary from the date of death of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II is not worth it.
“While no information about this. In General, and of the Imperial house, the Church and each other informed, and while we haven’t received any messages – or even, perhaps, the preliminary reports that this may come true in the near future”, – said A. Zakatov, “Interfax” on Thursday.
According to him, while we study the results of past examinations of the remains of the Royal family, in particular dental, raised doubts about the authenticity of the remains. “Most importantly, no one had any desire again for the next round date to fit some predetermined result,” – said A. Zakatov.
He recalled that last year at the meeting of the heads of the House of Romanov Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill this subject was discussed. According to the head of the office of the House of Romanov, the Patriarch then expressed the position that the announcement of the results of examinations “in no way will be specially adapted to some kind of date”, and Church insists on such an approach.
“If it (the announcement of examination results – Interfax) will not happen this year, nothing to worry about, we venerate the Royal martyrs, irrespective of the presence or absence of their relics, they, as we believe, predstatelstvom for Russia before God. But there or not there, will you confirm – of course, this is an important question, but still it is secondary, and there’s no rush should not be”, – said the head of the office.
The last few years, continues the examination of the “Yekaterinburg remains”, which was found in a grave near Ekaterinburg in 1991 and 2007. Conducted by the state Commission of examination indicated that was found in 1991, the bodies belong to members of the Royal family – Nicholas II, his wife, their daughters Olga, Tatyana and Anastasia, discovered in 2007 – the crown Prince Alexei and his sister Maria. Nevertheless, the Church insists on conducting a more detailed and thorough examinations, so that no one was left in doubt as to the authenticity.
Currently, the remains 1991, buried in Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, and the remains of 2007 are stored in the Novospassky monastery in Moscow. However, was conducted the sampling and re-exhumation for the collection of material for research.
Emperor Nicholas II, his wife and five children were shot in Yekaterinburg on 17 July 1918. In September 2015, it was reported that the Investigative Committee resumed the investigation into the death of the Royal family, through including are the circumstances of the death and conducts historical and genetic examination.
Family members of Nicholas II in 2000, ranked the Russian Orthodox Church canonized.