Here's Why Russia Had To Exhume Its Last Czar
Russian officials are doing more DNA tests to confirm they've found Czar Nicholas II's remains, because the Russian Orthodox Church isn't convinced.By Steven Sparkman | September 24, 2015
The remains of Russia's last imperial family may soon be reunited, but there are skeptics who have to be satisfied first.
On Wednesday, Russian investigators reportedly exhumed the body of Czar Nicholas Romanov II and his wife Alexandra. It's part of an investigation into the family's death in 1918 and into confirming the remains really belong to the czar and his wife.
Ever since some of the family's remains were tested in the early '90s, scientists have been pretty confident that it's really them. But they haven't been able to convince the Russian Orthodox Church.