Moscow, November 27, 2017
Sretensky Monastery and Seminary in Moscow is currently hosting the conference “On the Murder of the Royal Family: New Evaluations and Materials. Discussion,” devoted to studying the results of the study of the remains found near Ekaterinburg which are tentatively believed to belong to the Royal Martyrs—Tsar Nicholas II and his family, who were brutally murdered by revolutionaries On July 17, 1918.
A grave with nine bodies was found on Staraya Koptyakovskaya Road near Yekaterinburg in July 1991. The remains were identified as those of Emperor Nicholas II, his 46-year-old wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, their daughters Olga, 22, Tatyana, 21, and Anastasia, 17, and their servants Yevgeny Botkin, 53, Anna Demidova, 40, Aloizy Trupp, 62, and Ivan Kharitonov, 48.
Members of the imperial family were buried at a sepulcher of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
The remains of two more people were discovered during archaeological excavation works 70 meters south of the first grave on July 26, 2007. The remains have still not been buried, but numerous expert analyses indicate that the remains were most likely those of Crown Prince Alexey and his sister Maria.
The conference is attended by members of the ecclesiastical commission for the study of the results of the examinations of remains found near Ekaterinburg, bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, and invited experts.
The conference is also honored with the participation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
The conference began at 10:00 AM Moscow time (2:00 AM EST), and can be viewed live at pravoslavie.ru.