Russia has more pressing issues than to spare money for the reburial

  July 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm by

Members of the Romanov Family Association announced that they don’t think the time is right for the reburial of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria.

The representative of the Association, Ivan Artzishevski, made the statement during the official press conference on July 28, 2009. Said Artzishevski: “Today is perhaps not the time when money can be spared for a fitting reburial ceremony. Russia has more pressing and important issues to face and there are more appropriate ways of spending the money today. The question of the reburial is currently discussed within the Family and with the Russian Government.”

He also confirmed that the Romanov Family Association has no doubts about the results of the identification of the remains that were found in 2007 in Yekaterinburg.

Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria, along with their siblings and parents, were murdered by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918 in Yekaterinburg. The remains of most of the family members were found years ago, however the remains Alexei and Maria were found only in 2007 in a separate grave. Several independent DNA expertises confirmed their identities.

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2 Responses to Russia has more pressing issues than to spare money for the reburial

  1. John David Pavlovich Luker says:

    First of all I respect the judgement of the Romanov Family Association. I trust that these remains are appropriatly secured. Since the Association is in possession of the facts and is in discussion with the Russian Government concerning this matter, the substantive details are, I think, best left to them. Though this protocol is important, and of right ought to be done in a worthy manner, the recommendation of the Association to defer this to the immediate pressing needs of the people shows a sensitivity that is to be commended.

  2. John David Pavlovich Luker says:

    Sorry for the mis-spelling: appropriately; (left out the e). Probably wrote too fast. “Yes’li spish, lyudyei smyeshish.” Tr. “If you hurry, you will make people laugh.”

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