Examination confirmed the authenticity of the remains of the Royal Romanov family
Historical and archival examination conducted as part of the investigation of the murder of the Romanov Royal family, confirmed the authenticity of the "Ekaterinburg remains," said RIA Novosti head of the Department auxiliary and special historical disciplines history and archives Institute RSUH, candidate of historical Sciences Yevgeny Pchelov, who participated in the studies.
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. Then the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda said that the final conclusions about the authenticity of the "Yekaterinburg remains" the Russian Orthodox Church will be made at the end of historical and archival examination.
"Historical-documentary examination, which was conducted on the basis and documents of the white investigation, and sufficiently numerous testimonies of the participants in the murder and then hiding the bodies, confirmed that the remains that were found in Porosencova the log at the time, the remains of the Imperial family and close friends," said Pelow.
He said that at the moment, the historical examination is fully completed. According to Pchelova, the study involved a group of experts-historians, "and not just of historians and the source researchers who work with historical sources, directly know how to analyze them".
"Analyzed more than 2 thousand historical sources - written and photographic, and even audio recordings. From more than 15 Russian and foreign archives was assembled a very large set of documents. Were found some new documents, some documents - those which do not really pay attention predecessors be re-examined," - said the Agency interlocutor.
As noted by the expert, due to the complex analysis of primary sources, original documents managed to restore full enough picture of what happened in the days immediately preceding the death of the Royal family, and after the brutal murder.
"The investigative Committee has raised questions about what happened, starting with the abdication of Nicholas II, and then their transportation to Siberia, Tobolsk, Yekaterinburg and other. So it's a very ambitious was the examination," said the historian.
According to him, the researchers left some of the questions that "cannot be resolved on the basis of the current state of the source base," some documents have not survived, however, as noted by Pchelov, "this is a private matter," "the main picture is clarified". The representative of the expert group also recalled that the specific identity of the remains found were doing genetics, with genetic examination was carried out in several research centers, independent from each other.
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, three daughters - Grand duchesses, and their environment). In 2007, near this place was found another burial (possibly of crown Prince Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria). 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. However, the Church does not recognize the found remains genuine due to the lack of evidence. In the fall of 2015 has resumed the investigation of the death of members of the Romanov dynasty.