This was the last act of the tragedy, which started on the exact same day eighty years ago in Yekaterinburg. Executed at dawn, 17 July 1918, in the basement of the Ipatiev House, the last Russian tsar, his wife, daughters and son were taken and buried in the thick Ural forests. As a result of the long search, the alleged remains of the imperial family were discovered and a different long story began – identification. In 1992, the remains were sent to Great Britain where they were subjected to the forensic genetics, as the British royal family were related to the Russian imperial family. The forensic tests determined the authenticity of the discovery with a high probability.
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