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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tsarist Approves Burial

MOSCOW -- A representative of the Russian monarchist movement said Tuesday that he supports the government's identification of the bones of Russia's last tsar and endorses the decision to bury them in St. Petersburg.

Prince Andrei Golitsyn, head of the Russian Assembly of Nobility and a member of the government's commission, said interring the remains of the tsar and his family in the Romanovs' traditional vault was only "common sense.''

The commission voted unanimously last Friday to accept the results of six years of forensic tests and other investigations that confirmed the identities of nine skeletons exhumed in 1991 as those of Tsar Nicholas II, his family and servants.