A Family Reunited

The Last Romanov Children

The Russian Government has announced that next month they plan to bury Maria* and Alexei Romanov with the rest of their family on the 18th October in Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg. The Imperial Family and their faithful servants where all murdered 97 years ago. However this date may change as the Russian Orthodox Church are demanding that more tests be done on the remains of the children to resolve any doubts.

The bodies of Nicholas and Alexandra where discovered in 1991 and where later buried on 16th July 1998 in Peter and Paul Cathedral. Maria and Alexei where discovered over 40 miles away in 2007. The burial will be the first time that the close family will have been together since the Bolsheviks separated them for burial just after the murder.

*Whilst scientists believe the body found with Aelxei’s does belong to Maria there is a lot of doubt…

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