Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Romanov case closed

Tests confirm (BBC, CNN, Telegraph, New York Times) that remains discovered in Yekaterinburg in 2007 are indeed those of Grand Duchess Marie (1899-1918) and her brother Tsarevich Alexei (1904-1918), the two members of the last Tsar's immediate family previously considered "missing." This ought to permanently lay to rest the already largely discredited theories (which I, following Nicholas and Alexandra author Robert K. Massie, never believed anyway) that one or more of the Tsar's family escaped Bolshevik terror. R.I.P.

May Russia repent for the grisly crimes of 1918, a repentance that can only be adequately formalized by the restoration of the monarchy and the Romanov dynasty. Боже, Царя храни!

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