The identification of the Romanovs: Can we (finally) put the controversies to rest?

  title={The identification of the Romanovs: Can we (finally) put the controversies to rest?},
  author={M. Coble},
  journal={Investigative Genetics},
  pages={20 - 20}
  • M. Coble
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Investigative Genetics
For much of the 20th century the fate of the last Imperial family of Russia, the Romanovs, was a mystery after their execution in 1918. In the mid 1970s the mass grave of the Romanov family (minus two of the children) was discovered and officially exhumed after the fall of the Soviet Union. Forensic DNA testing of the remains in the early 1990s was used to identify the family. Despite the overwhelming evidence for establishing the identity of the Romanov family, a small but vocal number of… Expand
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