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Csar Nicholas II case officially closed
« on: January 16, 2009, 11:22:09 PM »
Russian investigators finally closed the case on the murder of the last tsar in 1918.

MOSCOW — Investigators have closed an investigation into the shooting by Bolshevik revolutionaries of Russia’s last Tsar Nicholas II and his family in 1918, Itar-Tass news agency reported Thursday.

Launched after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the investigation was broadly viewed as a review of the country’s Communist past — considered by some as 70 years of national glory and others as a bloody nightmare.

“Today I signed an order to close this criminal case,” Tass quoted investigator Vladimir Solovyov who has conducted the inquiry for 15 years as saying.

“We have no information which would suggest that those were not the royal family,” he said of the bodies of the Tsar, his wife and three of his children. | Forum