PARIS, March 14. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Gorokhov/. A decent burial of crown Prince Alexei Nikolayevich and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna in the Cathedral of the Peter and Paul fortress together with his parents and sisters believe that their main goal in the Romanov family . It is the wish of the descendants of the Romanov expressed in an interview with TASS in the centennial anniversary of the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II (2 (15) March 1917) great-grandson of his sister Xenia Alexandrovna, Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich.
“In different countries, the end of dynasties occurred in various forms, but in Russia it was extremely tragic, he said. – The resulting turmoil forced to suffer the whole of Russia”. After the February revolution of 1917 Nicholas II was sent into exile, and a year later shot at Yekaterinburg with his family.
Prince Rostislav Romanov: Nicholas II was faithful to Russia
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According to Rostislav Romanov, denying refuge to the king in England “could not have foreseen the consequences”. He is convinced that Nicholas II “never would have left Russia.”
Part of the relatives managed to escape the massacre and gradually to start a new life in other countries. “But they never were able to return home and was forced to end his life in exile,” said the source.
Descendants of the Romanovs see the burial place of the children of the king, whose remains were discovered near Yekaterinburg in 2007, Christian duty and a tribute to the late head of the family, Prince Dimitri Romanovich, who died on December 31, 2016. “He believed that the Emperor’s children are laid to rest with her parents and sisters, – said the representative of the younger generation of the family. – Dimitri Romanovich was hoping that the tragic page of Russian history will be overturned during his lifetime”.
An artist by profession, Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanov, who is now 31 years old, belongs to a branch of Mihaylovicha. It originates from the fourth son of Emperor Nicholas I Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich (1832-1909), field Marshal and Viceroy in the Caucasus. This branch is the last of the male line of the House of Romanov.