Investigation into death of Russian imperial family resumes

Nicolas II Romanov and his wife Alexandra with children (pictured L-R): Alexei, Maria, Tatiana, Olga, Anastasia.

Nicolas II Romanov and his wife Alexandra with children (pictured L-R): Alexei, Maria, Tatiana, Olga, Anastasia.

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The Russian Investigative Committee has resumed the investigation of the death of members of the family of the last Russian tsar and their entourage, official spokesman for the committee Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Sept.23.

The Russian Investigative Committee has resumed the investigation of the death of members of the family of the last Russian tsar and their entourage, official spokesman for the committee Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Sept.23.

"The leadership of the Investigative Committee has decided to resume the preliminary investigation to conduct additional studies and investigative steps," Markin said.

He reminded Interfax that the relevant criminal case was launched in 1993 following the discovery of a group burial in the outskirts of Yekaterinburg.

Markin said that in July 2015 in compliance with instructions from a representative of the Russian government a mixed working group was set up to deal with issues related to the examination and burial of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria stored at the State Archives.

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