2015-09-23 18:03:00

House of Romanov supports resumption of investigation of death of family of last Russian tsar

Moscow, September 23, Interfax - The House of Romanov supports the decision of the Russian Investigative Committee to resume the investigation of the death of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, his family and entourage.

"The resumption of the preliminary investigation of the criminal case of the death of members of the royal family is a landmark event of our time," lawyer of the House of Romanov German Lukyanov told Interfax on Wednesday.

"The resumption of the preliminary investigation indicates that not all questions raised by the Russian Orthodox Church have been answered and that not all circumstances of the case were established," he said.

"Head of the House of Romanov Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna supports the resumption of the investigation and insists that all questions asked by the church would be given full and clear answers in the course of the preliminary investigation and that studies be of scientific nature," Lukyanov said.

Earlier on Wednesday official spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin announced that the Committee resumed the investigation of the death of members of the family of the last Russian tsar and their entourage.

The leadership of the Investigative Committee decided to resume the preliminary investigation to conduct additional studies and take investigative steps, Markin said.