About 100 thousand people passed from the city center to Ganina Pits.
On the night of July 17, a religious procession took place in the center of Yekaterinburg , dedicated to the centenary of the murder of Nicholas II, his relatives and close servants of the royal family. The total length of the route was more than 20 kilometers.
Participation in the procession was adopted by Patriarch Kirill of all Russia. Prior to that, he served in the Yekaterinburg Blood Temple, where he reminded believers of the “first and most important lesson” of the execution of the royal family.
No promises of a new happy life, no hope for outside help, and supposedly more educated and advanced people can do this, they should not tempt our nations.
The idea to change for a better life of the people is present whenever there is a plan to drastically change the course of history. We know that the most terrible bloody coups always occurred because people were striving for a better life.
For the sake of the event, the city authorities consistently blocked about a dozen streets throughout Ekaterinburg, including central streets. According to official figures, about 100 thousand people joined the procession.
The procession ended in a monastery at the site of the Ganin hole pit, which the ROC considers the last burial place of the royal remains, where the bodies of the emperor and his loved ones were irretrievably destroyed. The ROC does not recognize the authenticity of the remains found 7.5 km from Ganina pit and later buried in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.
On July 16, representatives of the Investigative Committee stated that 7 of the 11 remains found near Yekaterinburg belong to one family, which included a mother, father, four daughters and one son. They added that the genetic examination of one of the bodies showed a biological relationship at the “father-son” level with the exhumed body of Emperor Alexander III.
In the opinion of Aleksey Shaburov, editor-in-chief of the Ekaterinburg publication “Political Promise”, the ROC already “can not recognize” the conclusions of the investigation because of:
- the need to recognize the victory of science over faith;
- the absence of signs of holy relics in the remains;
- the erroneous geography of the popular monastery on the Ganina Pit;
- “Established over decades of belief” about the destruction of bodies;
- need to recognize the rightness of the Yeltsin government commission under the leadership of vice-premier Boris Nemtsov.