Moscow. July 17. INTERFAX – In the 20 years since the burial of the “Yekaterinburg remains” in the fortress, there were no instances of pilgrimage to believers, what usually happens to the Holy relics, told the correspondent of “Interfax-Religion” on Tuesday, in the diocese of St. Petersburg.
“According to the guardian and clergy of the Cathedral to see the burial place of the Romanovs, as in previous years, come only curious tourists, but not the pilgrims,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, “for the Church is one of the main evidence that the remains found in 1991 on the Old koptelovsky the road in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg and buried in St. Petersburg seven years later, they are not the remains of members of the Royal family.”
Also the diocese knew nothing about the miracles that happen through the prayers of the faithful at the “Yekaterinburg remains”.
In July 1991, the Old koptelovsky road near Yekaterinburg was uncovered a grave in which were the remains of nine people. They are, according to the investigation, belonged to members of the Royal family – Nicholas II, his wife, their daughters – Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia, and doctor and servants. After the opening of the graves near Yekaterinburg and the examination of the remains of members of the Royal family were buried in 1998 in the tomb of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
July 16, the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) Svetlana Petrenko said that the comprehensive re-examination confirmed the authenticity of the remains of Nicholas II and his family.