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Old 06-24-2008, 11:05 AM
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Thank you Boris I hope this will put end to all speculation on claimants.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:38 AM
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We can only hope Olga, but don´t hold your breath......
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:07 PM
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I think, as “ the test results will be unveiled in the second half of July this year ” (the decision to publish it not up to 90-th anniversary of execution of Imperial Family is accepted, but after this anniversary) - it means, that the tests results will be recognized as important, but insufficient for identification of «new remains» as the remains of imperial children (thus, in second half of July it will be declared, that the further searches and researches are required).

So, N.Nevolin's recent interview has not been published in the English version of Interfax and it has not been shown on the main Russian telechannels. V.Markin's today's interview is published in the English version of Interfax and shown on the main Russian telechannel at the prime time…
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:29 PM
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It seems that someone who is involved in heading up the investigation is now trying to have it both ways.

First Nikolai Nevolin in Ekaterinburg says that they do not have enough for two... and now this Vladimir Markin in Moscow says just seven days later that they do have enough for two...

So which is it? If Nevolin is right, then it explains the investigators' need to return to Koptyaki to continue their search for more remains again this summer. If Markin is right, then the investigation is over and there is no need at all to return to Koptyaki to search for more remains.

I'm inclined to agree, Boris... as I have also suspected for some time now.. that it depends on the timing of when the results are going to be published in relation to the 90th Anniversary of the murders.

Why do we now have two different news reports from two different sources in the space of just a week that apparently contradict each other? One report comes from Ekaterinburg and the other report comes from Moscow. Is there a lack of communication here between Ekaterinburg and Moscow? Is there now some sort of disagreement between Ekaterinburg and Moscow about the meaning of the test results?

...and which of these two spokesmen is actually closer to the truth?

Nevolin or Markin?

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Old 06-24-2008, 09:17 PM
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ITAR-TASS

This news report proves that there were two bodies, they were male and female, and they were the biological children of Nicholas and Alexandra (both mtDNA and nuclear testing was done) The names of the scientists and labs are mentioned. They also make clear that these are not other bodies from the Stalin purges or recent murder victims, but the royal children. What else do we need? (the final science reports are coming in a month)
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:35 PM
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The Itar-Tass version of today's news story reads like it's been quoted word for word from a press release.

So if it is now over, as this latest news story suggests, then why are they even bothering to go back again for even more searching later this summer? If they do now have the proof they need, then why would they not now leave whatever human remains may still be left buried in Koptyaki alone out of respect?

And why are they still writing their news reports like this: "A number of tests have confirmed that human remains found near Yekaterinburg last July might belong to Alexei and Maria..." ?

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Old 06-25-2008, 10:35 AM
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Yes, I think that there was two bodies found. They have confimed that the remains are of Alexei and his sister this May. I think the remains were of Alexei and Anastasia. I agree Olga, I hope this puts a end to the speculations and survivor theories.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:15 PM
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Let's base any confirmations on the report when it is released, depending on its findings. Until then we are arguing about news releases which are not a reliable substitute.
Patience! All will soon be revealed, one way or another.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:51 PM
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I sincerely hope you are right Warren. All may be revealed but will the results be accepted? That is another story.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:55 PM
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Bones said those of missing Romanovs - UPI.com

*quote from article

*a spokesman for the committee investigating the remains discovered in 2007 near Yekaterinburg, said the bones are those of a boy age 12 to 14 and a young woman in her late teens,

*both DNA testing and historical and archaeological analysis made the identification of the bones as Alexei, the 13-year-old son of Czar Nicholas II, and Grand Duchess Maria,

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The committee expects to publish definitive results in July.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:35 AM
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Well as we know from Russia that the last two bodies have been found, one son and one daughter, and assuming that there is a DNA match via A.F.'s DNA this bring s this story of AA as AN to an end, thankfully.
From Interfax yesterday:

House of Romanov rejects authenticity of recently found remains


Moscow, July 11, Interfax - The House of Romanov does not recognize the remains recently found near Yekaterinburg as those of the children of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia - Crown Prince Alexey and Grand Princess Maria.

"We do not have sufficient reasons to recognize these remains, just as the remains found in the late 1980s and buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in 1998, as those of the members of the emperor's family," Alexander Zakatov, the head of the Russian Imperial House's chancellery, told a news conference at Interfax on Friday.

Read the entire article here.

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AA was a clever liar in my view helped by others, Dr. Botkin's son springs to mind at this point, for what ever their personal reasons were.
And Gleb Botkin did not meet her until May 1927. AA told all about her experiences to others from 1920 on.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:50 PM
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AA and AN

Well I suppose we should all wait for the results to be confirmed. If they state that there is a match then that is it for AA once and for all, although most people came to that conclusion some time ago.

The fact that the ROC and Priness Maria Romonova choose not to accept the DNA against the clear evidence is a matter for them to explain to the public, although I am not so sure what Maria has to say matters as Prince Nicholas Romonov, seen as head of the family, seems to agree that the DNA match is correct. Maria is out on her own and is to closely linked ot the Church to say anything against the Church view in public, perhaps.

How AA did what she did, when she did it and with whom we shall probably never know as every one involved is dead and gone. If the DNA is positive it does not matter a jot what she said as she would be a fraud, those who supported her would be as a result be a fraud just as those who made money out of selling books and trying to convince the world that AA was AN would be also a fraud on the public but to carry it on after DNA is dishonest.

It seems to me that the only persons who might have a view and maintain that view that AA was AN were those who had publised books over the years and wish to protect their income and reputation at the expense of the truth or the intelligence of the Russian people and others abroad.

Aa was clever so she duped many people. If you are one of them so be it but move on and accept the situation today that the Imperial Family died together as one family in the face of terror.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:34 PM
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I hope to God the findings say that the remians are those of a male and a female with a positive DNA match to the Imperial family and this will bring an end to the views of some who argue that one or more surived the terrible night.

In my view shortly the entire Imperial Family will lay at rest together and the claimants can give up their hopes and claims.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:59 AM
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Wow!

InterFax today:
"DNA analysis confirms Yekaterinburg remains are young Romanovs -
Investigative Committee (updated)

Moscow, July 16, Interfax - The results of a DNA analysis have
confirmed the hypothesis that remains found near Yekaterinburg a year
ago are those of Prince Alexey and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna,
the Investigative Committee within the Russian prosecution system said
in an official statement on Wednesday.
"The scientific results based on a DNA analysis of three genetic
systems correlate with the hypothesis that remains of Grand Duchess
Maria and Crown Prince Alexey were found in the 'second' burial site,"
it said.
Nevertheless, Russian scientists will continue their work to complete
the analysis and make a final conclusion on the identification of the
remains, it said.

Read the entire article here.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:54 AM
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Russia confirms remains are last tsar's children - Yahoo! News

ITAR-TASS

RIA Novosti - Russia - Urals remains belong to last tsar's children - DNA test
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:09 AM
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At the time of the discovery did they explain how/or why the remains were taken such a distance? Were they taken post mortem? I am afraid I missed any information about this. Now it is just curiosity as the DNA has been confirmed and that should be enough for anyone
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:52 AM
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Don't hurry

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=4948

“Confirming authenticity of Romanov remains should not be hurried - Russian Church

Moscow, July 16, Interfax - Confirming the authenticity of remains seemingly of the children of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia - Crown Prince Alexey and Grand Princess Maria, which were found last year near Yekaterinburg, should not be hurried, the Russian Orthodox Church said.
"The official position of the Church has yet to be announced. I think that those who want to learn it [whether the remains are those of the Royal children] should be patient;

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Old 07-16-2008, 04:37 PM
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Romanov Family Association accepts remains

Unlike the "House of Romanov" (Maria V.) the Romanov Family Association, which includes most of the rest of the Romanov descendants, has delcared they do not doubt the remains found last year, always believed they were the missing children, and believes the new testing proves even more strongly that the bones found in 1991 were authentic.

Interfax: Romanov Family does not doubt Yekaterinburg remains are royal

9:11 GMT, Jul 16, 2008 Latest Headlines...

Romanov Family does not doubt Yekaterinburg remains are royal

ST.PETERSBURG. July 16 (Interfax-) - The Romanov Family has never
doubted that the remains found near Yekaterinburg a year ago were those
of Crown Prince Alexei and Grand Princess Maria Nikolayevna, but deem it
very important that this has been proved now based on DNA tests.
"It is very important that these results are now official and that
it is 100% so. Now let those who have misgivings, say why. A larger part
of my family, nearly all members, have been hoping all this time that it
will be so. It was clear for us it was so," Prince Dmitry Romanov, Tsar
Nicholas I's great, great grandson, said on Ekho Moskvy in St.
Petersburg on Wednesday.

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:22 PM
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This is very exciting news! Nice to see most of the Romanov family believe the children really have been found. It is the proven truth. We should be glad to know we now have closure and have respect for their deaths on this the 90 year anniversary of the tragedy.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:49 PM
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90 years on, Russia remembers slain royals - CNN.com

A posting on CNN today updating they confirmed the two most recently found bodies are Alexei and Marie. In either case, wouldn't this confirm that all the children are dead whether they found Marie or Anastasia first?
This is of course, assuming that the DNA tests are correct, the fragments weren't planted there to throw off investigators (for all you conspiracy theorists). I don't think everyone will be convinced either way that these are all of the family now confirmed dead--too much time and non-preservation of the "crime scene" as it were. 90 years and counting. I think this is still going to be debated 90 years from now.
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