The remains of Emperor Alexander III will be examined tomorrow
As part of the ongoing investigation into the remains of the royal family, tomorrow at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg it will be an autopsy and exhumation of the remains of the Emperor Alexander III tomb.
Our website just wrote about the protracted case related to the recognition of the Russian Orthodox Church Yekaterinburg remains, discovered in 1991 and 2007. The main argument, which uses a consequence, is a genetic study and comparison of the results now with DNA samples Alexander III.
Questions posed to the church committee, voiced recently at a press conference TASS Egoryevsky Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov, chairman of the Synodal Information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda and historian from Yekaterinburg, Academician Veniamin Alexeev. In particular, the historical argument was presented that it should not refute the conclusions and endorse them. At this stage, the results of historical investigation V. Alexeev do not match with the findings of the Investigation Committee.
The decision to exhume the remains of Alexander III was made, including the reason of infringement of tightness of the grave. There are suspicions that the graves were opened during the Soviet era. In addition to the sampling of genetic material for research, it is necessary to restore order in his grave. All these events will be held tomorrow in St. Petersburg.