New examinations prove that remains found near Yekaterinburg belong to Emperor Nicholas II
MOSCOW, July 16. /TASS/. Complex molecular genetic examinations have proved that the remains found in 1993 and 2007 near Yekaterinburg belong to Emperor Nicholas II, his family and entourage, the Russian Investigative Committee reported.
"The findings of the complex expert molecular genetic examinations have proved that the found remains belong to former Emperor Nicholas II, his family members and entourage," the Investigative Committee reported.
"According to the findings of the molecular genetic examination, 7 of 11 unearthed remains belong to the family group - mother, father, four daughters and son. The results of comparing the genetic profiles of the calcius and samples of the living relatives of the Romanov family both patrilineally and matrilineally prove that the remains belong to Nicholas II and members of his family," the Investigative Committee reported.
The findings of comparing with the remains of the father of Nicholas II, Alexander III, also prove it. "The findings of the molecular genetic examination to establish the genetic relationship between Emperor Alexander III (exhumed in the Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg) and the diseased person identified as former Emperor Nicholas II prove that they are relatives at the father-son level," the Investigative Committee reported.
The investigation into the death of the czar family members was launched 25 years ago, in 1993. July 17 will be the 100th anniversary since the execution of the czar family in Yekaterinburg.