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Tens of thousands mark 100 years since murder of last Russian tsar

Yekaterinburg - Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led some 100,000 people in a nightime procession Tuesday to mark 100 years since the Bolsheviks murdered tsar Nicholas II and his family, amid a simmering conflict between the state and the Church over their remains.

100,000 Russians mark 100 years since murder of last tsar

Yekaterinburg - Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Tuesday led some 100,000 people in a nightime procession marking 100 years since the Bolsheviks shot dead tsar Nicholas II and his family after he abdicated, authorities said on Tuesday.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Moscow - Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

100 years on, Orthodox Church split over executed tsar's remains

Moscow - Next week's centenary of the execution of Russia's last tsar has reignited a long-running conflict between the state and the Russian Orthodox Church over what to do with the murdered royal family's remains.

Russia's last tsar executed 100 years ago

Paris - It is a century since the execution of Russia's last tsar and his family after the revolution that established the Soviet Union, a massacre that still raises questions today.

Russia readies to exhume Tsar Alexander III in Romanov probe

Sanktpeterburg - Russian investigators began examining the grave of Tsar Alexander III Tuesday ahead of his exhumation in a probe looking to finally identify the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II and his family.

Russia digs up remains of last tsar for new probe

Sanktpeterburg - Russian investigators on Wednesday exhumed the remains of the country's last emperor Nicholas II and empress Alexandra as part of a new probe into the notorious 1918 slaying of the Romanov family.

Op-Ed: Russia lost the last Crimean War

Moscow - The last time the Russians sought to annex territory in the Crimea area they were thrashed by alliance of Britain, France and the "sick man of Europe," the Ottoman Empire.

Romanov tsar’s jewels surface in Sweden

Rediscovered jewels belonging to the Romanov family will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s in London. Valued at $2.8 million, the Fabergé and Bolin crafted jewels were hidden away in the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s storage rooms in Stockholm.
 

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