The head of the UK and the Patriarch reported on the progress of the examination of the remains of the Royal family

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka-Danilov monastery. Archival photoThe head of the UK and the Patriarch reported on the progress of the examination of the remains of the Royal family© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin and the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill visited the intermediate results of studies about whether «the Ekaterinburg remains» anyone of the house of Romanov, said on Wednesday the RF IC.

«In the Danilov monastery hosted a meeting on the issue of establishing the identity of the Ekaterinburg remains under the chairmanship of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill… In the framework of the meeting were announced an interim report on the conduct of the assigned examinations in the criminal case prepared by the SC of the Russian Federation and the expert community», — said in a release.

The Investigative Committee recalled that the Russian Orthodox Church wished «to have guarantees exception error in determining the origin of the Ekaterinburg remains». To this end, the RF IC has appointed a whole range of expertise, including historical, genetic, and anthropological, which «aimed at the undeniable identification of the victims.»

The meeting was attended by the delegation of the RF IC head Bastrykin, and members of a special Church Commission, led by the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy.

«In the Russian Orthodox Church highly appreciated the objective nature of the investigation establish the authenticity of the remains found near Yekaterinburg,» — said in turn, the Patriarchal press service at the end of last meeting. As noted in the ROC, «taking into account the wish of the Church to have a guarantee of compensation of errors in determining the origin of the Ekaterinburg remains, the Investigative Committee appointed complex examination, including historical, genetic, anthropological, aimed at the undisputed identification of the victims.»

The last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family were shot in the summer of 1918 in Ekaterinburg. In 2000, the Russian Church canonized Nicholas II and his family canonized, after the opening of the graves near Ekaterinburg remains of members of the Imperial family were buried in the tomb of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. In the fall of 2015 the investigators resumed the investigation of the death of members of the Romanov dynasty. Currently under examination associated with the authentication found the alleged remains of Prince Alexei and Princess Maria.

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