The experts found the similarities of skulls of Alexander III and probably Nicholas II

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty in photobacteria of Emperor Alexander III — the document from the archive of the Romanov family, donated to the Museum-reserve Tsarskoye SeloThe experts found the similarities of skulls of Alexander III and probably Nicholas II© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty the image Bank

Russian researchers in the course of the examination of the «Yekaterinburg remains» have established similar features on the skull, presumably of the Emperor Nicholas II and Alexander III’s skull, said a member of the Patriarchal Commission for the study of the «Yekaterinburg remains», candidate of biological Sciences and an expert anthropologist Denis Pezhemskii.

Previously Russian Orthodox Church announced that he had received permission from the RF IC to the disclosure of the results of completed examinations in the case of «Yekaterinburg remains». The publication of the content currently in the portal of the Sretensky monastery «».

«We applied some new techniques. In particular, had fixation of the anatomic abnormalities of the skull, which can be inherited and does not affect health,» said Pezhemskii, in an interview published on Wednesday on the portal of the Sretensky monastery.

He explained that some people may have «extra hole in the bones or some rare shovchik,» and «these small deviations from «usual» structure of the skeleton is usually well defined and help to outline the relationship between the people.»

«Anything bright, we have not yet found – with one exception. On the skull No. 4 (supposedly belongs to Nicholas II – ed.) showed intercalated bone Os triquetrum, which occasionally formed at the convergence of occipital and parietal bones. The same bone we have described the skull of Emperor Alexander III», — said Pezhemskii.

He also confirmed that on the head, presumably, Nicholas II had found traces of sabre (life of crown Prince Nicholas in 1891 in Japan tried to kill a police officer).

«This skull does have a trace from one or two successive blows with sharp cutting weapons. This callus, good old healed-over trauma», — said the expert.

At the same time, he urged to wait for the results of genetic examinations, because of genetics, in his words, «the evidence base is much stronger». As reported Pezhemskii, comprehensive molecular genetic analysis currently, the «almost complete».

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 also conducted the examination associated with the authentication found the alleged remains of Prince Alexei and Princess Maria.