Russia: Forest bones confirmed to be past tsar of Russia and the Romanov family members | News | DW

Human stays identified in a forest in close proximity to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg belonged to the final Russian Tsar Nicholas II and customers of his family, the Russian Investigative Committee introduced on Friday in a statement.

Due to the fact renewing investigations, the Committee has carried out about 37 distinctive forensic exams.

“Based mostly on several expert findings, the investigation has achieved the summary that the continues to be belong to Nicholas II, his spouse and children and people from their environment,” the Committee explained.

Senior investigator Marina Molodtsova instructed Russian newspaper Izvestia that, “Based mostly on the skilled molecular-genetic results, the continues to be of the two men and women, found out in the summer time of 2007 close to the burial internet site of nine other victims, belong to the daughter and son of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov. Biological kinship with equally mom and dad has been recognized for the two Alexei and Maria.”

Investigation is continue to ongoing, which includes investigations into how the Russian imperial family members was killed.

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Romanov household shrouded in mystery

Nicholas II, his German-born wife Alexandra Feodorovna, and their five young children, Anastasia, Maria, Tatiana, Olga and Alexei, ended up executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 in the midst of the Russian Revolution.

The Russian Orthodox Church experienced recognized the ex-tsar as a martyred saint in 1981.

The bodies of the previous customers of the Romanov dynasty were being initially mentioned to have been thrown into a mineshaft, in advance of being burned and hurriedly buried by the killers.

Alexandra Romanova, a spokeswoman for the investigation, told Izvestia that “Our experiments denied the version that the bodies of the victims had been destroyed with sulphuric acid and burned.”

The stays ended up first tracked down by beginner historians in 1979, while the discovery was only uncovered in 1991 when investigators announced the discovery of the stays of 9 individuals in a burial site in a forest in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg.

They were claimed to have belonged to the imperial family which includes Nicholas II, his wife and daughters Anastasia, Tatiana and Olga, as effectively as their physician and servants. 

In 2007, scientists conducting an archeological dig south of the unique burial, located the continues to be of what they thought have been the two remaining small children — Alexei and Maria. The finding led to the reopening of the investigation into the case and the exhumation of the continues to be of the household.