Tutsi, These were posted by J_Kendrick in the "Georgy wants the Ekaterinburg remains re-examined" thread in the News section
The following is from the meeting of the Holy Synod, July 17, 1997:
"After a discussion, the following resolution was adopted:
...That the Holy Synod assure the church and the international public that it is committed to the search for the truth with regards to the remains found near Ekaterinburg and is willing to contribute to the completion of the investigation and that it prays God may help us in this understanding.
As a result of this position of the Church, the Commission at its meeting on 15 November 1995 set forth the following actions to be taken for further study:
1. A stomatological examination;
2. A full anthropological examination of the bones;
3. Removing differences between the results of the Russian expertise and the conclusion made by Prof. Maples concerning the identification of Remains No. 6 (Anastasia or Marie);
4. An analysis of the conclusion made by Kolchak's government after its own investigation that the Imperial family was fully eliminated and a comparison between other results of the investigation made in the period 1918-1924 and today;
5. A graphological and stylistic examination of the Yurovsky note;
6. An examination of the osseous callus on Skull No. 4;
7. An investigation in the fate of the remains of the heir Alexis and his sister;
8. A conclusion concerning the possibility for a full destruction of two bodies (the amount of firewood, kerosene, acid, time, and other conditions);
9. A confirmation or refutation of the ritual nature of the murder;
10. A confirmation or refutation of the evidence that Nicholas II was beheaded immediately after the murder."
These points were listed in a letter of the Chairman of the Commission Yuri Yarov to the General Prosecutor Yuri Skuratov, asking him to "find an opportunity for completing the investigation by experts and for solving the problems posed by the Commission under the criminal case". In his reply, the General Prosecutor Skuratov informed Yuri Yarov that "the decision made on 15 September 1995 to close the case was recognised as premature as the examination of some evidence, including Yurovsky's notes and the objects involved in the attempt at Nicholas II's life in 1891 in Japan, as well as other investigative actions involved indirectly in the identification of the remains had not been made."