It's The Czar All Right, But Where's Anastasia?

THE NINE SKELETONS DUG UP LAST YEAR FROM A PIT NEAR Yekaterinburg, Russia, were not just any old bones: they were believed to be the remains of the murdered Czar Nicholas II and his family. If that were true, scientific examination of the remains could solve some of the mysteries surrounding the 1918 Bolshevik execution of the Romanovs. But would anyone believe the conclusions of the Russian investigators? To ensure credibility, government officials took the unprecedented step of inviting a team of American forensic experts to examine the remains and offer an independent assessment. "That's tantamount to the U.S. asking the...

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