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Czar Bones

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Czar Bones

Czar Bones

Czar Bones

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Mike Hornbrook reports from St. Petersburg on the burial of the remains of Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra and three of their children at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The ceremony took place exactly 80 years after the royal family was murdered by the Bolsheviks. The event was intended to promote national reconciliation, but has instead stirred up old passions and resentments. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church stayed away, arguing he was not convinced by DNA evidence that the remains were genuine. In a last minute change of heart, however, President Boris Yeltsin did attend.

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