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Examination proved the identity of the remains found the children of Nicholas II

Examination confirmed what was found in 2007 in Porosenkov log human remains belong to children of Nicholas II - Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria, said senior investigator for particularly important cases when the Chairman of SK of the Russian Federation Marina Molodtsova.

Molodtsov added that due to the small number of bone fragments found, we can assume that near the site of the discovery in 2007 may be one or several of their graves.

The last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family were shot in the summer of 1918 in Ekaterinburg. In 1991, a grave was discovered in a place called pig log near Yekaterinburg (presumably the remains of the Imperial couple and three daughters, the Grand duchesses). In 2007, near this place was found another burial of crown Prince Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria.

In 2000 the Russian Orthodox 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. However, the Church does not recognize the found remains genuine due to the lack of evidence.

In July 2018, the representative of the RF IC reported that the complex of molecular-genetic examination confirmed the nationality found in the area Porosenkov log near Ekaterinburg remains of members of the Royal family and their entourage. In addition, experts have established the kinship of Emperor Alexander III, whose remains were exhumed in the Cathedral of St. Petersburg, and the dead man, identified as Nicholas II.