The bodies of two children in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg were found in 2007. Today, Russia confirms that they belong to Princess Mary and Crown Prince Alexei, the children of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. This opens a surprising chapter in the history of Russia and provides answers to the end of the Romanov dynasty.
«According to the results of molecular genetic tests, the remains of two people, discovered in the summer of 2007 near the place where nine other dead people lie, belong to the daughter and son of Nicolás and Alexandra Romanov», said the expert. of the Russian Investigation Committee, Marina Molodtsova.
According to investigations, Molodtsova suggests that other members of the royal family could be found at the site of the find, where it would have been a burial site.
According to investigations, Molodtsova suggests that the site of the discovery would have been a burial site since other members of the royal family could be found in the same place.
The investigative process
The history of this family, which was the beginning of an endless number of tales, as well as the traditional one related to Anastasia, had its origins in its tragedy 102 years ago, on the night of July 16, 1918.
The last Russian emperor, Nicholas II, the empress, Alexandra Fyodorovna, the princesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, Prince Alexei, court physician Evgueni Botkin, valet Alexei Trupp, waitress Anna Demidova, and the cook Ivan Jaritonov were shot in the basement of a house in Yekaterinburg by Bolsheviks.
The young Alexei and María, whose remains were found, were then 13 and 19 years old, respectively, when they died. The remains of the tsar and his family are said to have been found in 1979, but for fear of reprisals, they kept the secret until 1989, during Perestroika.
In 1998, the remains were buried, however, the Orthodox church did not recognize due to lack of evidence, which did not arrive until 2015 after the resumption of investigations.