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3rd September Ekaterinburg newspaper article
« on: September 28, 2009, 11:46:12 AM »
Thought you may be interested in this local Ekaterinburg newspaper article (3rd September) which has just been translated.

By Svetlana Vereshchaga

“The historic case of the tsar family is not entirely finished yet”, says Veniamin Alexeyev, Academician and Director of the Institute of History and Archaeology, the Urals Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  Yesterday the scientists, who took part in the archaeological expedition, demonstrated to journalists in ITAR-TASS Urals press office the new evidence confirming that the remains of the tsar family killed by Bolsheviks were burnt near Staraya Koptyakovskaya Road.

The expedition went off to Porosenkov Log last summer. It brought back several pieces of clay containers where the acid had been stored (it was used to destroy the bodies of the royal family after they were shot), the scientists also found a corroded shovel with a broken stem (the second one in the same place). The findings took place 40 meters away from the spot where in 2007 the remains of Crown Prince Alexei and Princess Maria were discovered. Nikolai Yerokhin, a historian and archaeologist, Director of the zoological museum at the Institute of Flora and Fauna, the Urals Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, made a supposition that the containers, once emptied, had been carried over on round-pointed shovels and had been covered only with turf. Then the murderers trampled down the soil with their boots which is proved by the fact that some fragments of the jugs were crushed. The scientists are confident that further digging in the same spot would lead to discoveries of more jug pieces and even human remains. 

“The fact that the ash mass in the dumping where the remains of Crown Prince Alexei and Princess Maria were found is too small and that very few remains of the rest of Nikolas II’s family were found makes us think that they were scattered around in several places”, Veniamin Alexeyev explained.

The head of the scientific expedition, Sergei Pogorelov, added that while they were there they could only explore no more than a thousand square meters of Porosenkov Log and Staraya Koptyakovskaya Road. They found horse shoes, coins dating back to different ages, cartridge cases and even a Mosin-Nagant. Around two thousand square meters remain unexplored. The scientists don’t rule out that they can still find something more significant.

The historians believe that even though the Russian Prosecutor’s General office closed the case of the death of the royal family, this chapter is not yet closed. It requires a historical examination and matching of all of the documents and artefacts with scientific work on the assassination of the Romanov family.