Moscow, November 27, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said he doubts that the bodies of the members of the imperial family were burned after they were shot and killed.
During a conference on the study of the "Yekaterinburg remains," the patriarch shared his memories of a cremation he witnessed in India.
"They burn [the bodies] for a whole day, from morning till late at night. They use huge pieces of dry firewood. Hands and feet are left from the creation, and they are later dumped into the Ganges," he said.
Patriarch Kirill said he was amazed by how long it takes to cremate a human body. "The daylight hours are not enough," even in a warm climate and with good firewood, he said.
In this regard, the patriarch proposed that members of the commission in charge of studying the remains visit the Indian city of Varanasi to see such a creation and decide whether the embers of the imperial family could have been burned in the Urals, in a totally different climate and under other conditions.
According to a modern theory, the bodies of Nicholas II and members of his family, who were killed in the Ipatyev house, were taken out of the city and burned in the Ganina Yama area.