Metropolitan Hilarion: the burial of the Royal remains could occur in two stages

Moscow. 2 Dec. INTERFAX – According to one hypothesis, the bodies of members of the Royal family in one place was trying to burn, and the other doused with sulfuric acid, and again tried to burn, but it is not fully managed, said the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion.

On Saturday in the program “Church and world” on TV channel “Russia-24” (VGTRK), he recalled that there are different versions of the murder and burial of the Royal remains. On one of them, the bodies of Nicholas II and members of his family were buried in Ganina Yama. Another alleged place of burial – pig log not in accordance with the results of studies of investigator Sokolov, who in 1919 was appointed Admiral Kolchak to the case of the murder of the Royal family and Alapaevskih martyrs.

“We must understand that the investigator Sokolov, first, had very limited options for investigation. Secondly, he had very limited time because he took advantage of a temporary stay in places white, but soon came back red, and his research stopped. That is, a coherent picture from this investigator was not and never could be. It is likely that the burial and destruction of the remains occurred in two stages,” – said Metropolitan Hilarion.

Responding to a question on the conclusion of the government Commission 1990-ies on the “Ekaterinburg remains,” he explained that the Church does not recognize nor denied the findings in the previous investigation, because none of the Church representatives were not admitted to the studies.

“Now the situation is different, because the current experiments are conducted with the direct participation of the Church. The Church has the ability to track the path of each particle, which is subjected to the study. Church representatives participate directly in laboratory studies. The conclusions that are made today will have a completely different quality, and to the Church will have a different credibility. If it is proved that it is the king’s remains, the Church recognizes this,” said the Metropolitan.