Ganina Yama, Russia, August 14, 2018
The Ekaterinburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church is planning to preserve the territory of Porosenkov Log where the alleged remains of the Royal Martyrs, the “Ekaterinburg remains,” were discovered, regardless of the results of the scientific examinations on the remains, reports Interfax-Religion.
The complex of scientific examinations on the remains discovered near Ekaterinburg is drawing to an end. Based on their conclusions thus far, the Russian Investigative Committee has stated that it believes the remains undoubtedly belong to Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Russian Church has not yet formulated a view on the question of their authenticity.
“Regardless of what the results will be of the study on the remains discovered at Porosenkov Log, clearly we are talking about victims of the red terror. The Church, with its centuries-old traditions and unique experience of perpetuating memory is able, like none other, to preserve memorial places connected with the memory of all those murdered unjustly,” a report from the Ekaterinburg Diocese says.
Moreover, the diocese believes that Porosenkov Log “could potentially be inscribed in a complex of places connected with the preservation of the memory of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church.”
The diocese is thereby proposing to preserve the territory from capital construction and landscape changes.
In 2016, the Ekaterinburg Diocese had appealed to the Sverdlovsk Province government to transfer a plot of forested land from Porosenkov Log to its use.
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