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Current location of Alexei's remains?

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sunbeam:
The discovery of Alexei's remains is already discussed on a different thread, but I wanted to start a new topic and ask: does anyone know the current location of Alexei's remains?
Thanks in advance.
I'm really progressing on my series of poems about Alexei btw and may come on here more frequently to find out facts and trivia about his life.

NickNicholsonNYC:
The remains of the Tsarevitch and Grand Duchess Maria were last reported as having been in boxes in the National Archives in Moscow.

"Viktor Aksyuchits, a ... politician who led the government commission that identified and buried the remains discovered in 1991, says this completely undermines the exhibition. "On the one hand, it's a big deal that the state archives decided to hold this exhibition. On the other hand, we're still waiting for the government to make a decision about burying the others. The remains of Alexei and Maria are still lying in a box somewhere in the State Archives," he said by telephone."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303962304577508570717420772.html

Rodney_G.:

--- Quote from: NickNicholsonNYC on July 01, 2013, 03:23:28 PM ---The remains of the Tsarevitch and Grand Duchess Maria were last reported as having been in boxes in the National Archives in Moscow.

"Viktor Aksyuchits, a ... politician who led the government commission that identified and buried the remains discovered in 1991, says this completely undermines the exhibition. "On the one hand, it's a big deal that the state archives decided to hold this exhibition. On the other hand, we're still waiting for the government to make a decision about burying the others. The remains of Alexei and Maria are still lying in a box somewhere in the State Archives," he said by telephone."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303962304577508570717420772.html


--- End quote ---

Would it be asking too much of the Russian government that it treat the remains of two members of its former ruling family  carefully and with respect? The answer appears to be yes.

sunbeam:
Thank you, NickNicholson for your reply.
Let's hope a proper burial will be granted soon. Why they have not yet been put to rest with their next of kin is beyond me.

sunbeam:
P.S.: It appears the Russian Orthodox Church is a factor here, according to the WSJ article NickNicholson quoted from, the Church does not acknowledge that the remains are those of the IF and without Church approval a burial will be unlikely :(
This is just so upsetting....  :'(

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