But investigators made no secret about the reason for the controversial move.“At the initiative of his holiness the Patriarch, a decision has been made to open the tomb of Emperor Alexander III,” said senior investigator Vladimir Solovyov.
“The Investigative Committee is always ready to help the church.”Russian investigators say new DNA tests conducted at the request of the Orthodox Church confirm that the exhumed remains of Russia’s last czar, Nicholas II, and his wife, are genuine. 11 statement by forensic experts from Russia’s Investigative Committee creates a greater possibility that all seven members of the Romanov czar’s family — who were executed by the Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg in 1918 — can be buried together.
The Russian Orthodox Church has been happy to enter into an alliance with the Kremlin.
In 2012 the powerful head of the Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, publicly endorsed Mr.
“Plumbing was installed in Jerusalem [under his rule].”Others warn, however, against an overexaggeration of Russia’s religious revival since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Earlier this year, on the 145th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, the head of the present-day Communist Party compared the founder of the officially atheist Soviet Union to Jesus Christ.