On November 11 the Russian Investigative Committee reported the authenticity of the remains of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, as the case of the Russian Imperial Romanov family’s death was put under the additional investigation. Earlier this autumn, the Investigative Committee resumed criminal proceedings into the slaying of members of the Romanov Imperial Family that was initially instituted in 1993 after the finding of a collective burial site near Yekaterinburg (formerly Sverdlovsk) in the Urals, which contained the bones supposedly of Nicholas II, his spouse Empress Alexandra and their children. Additional investigation of the case of the Russian Imperial Romanov family’s death is conducted on Russian Orthodox Church’s request. The last Russian tsar Nicholas II and members of his family were executed by shooting on the night from July 16 to July 17, 1918, in the basement floor of the Ipatyev house in Yekaterinburg. Life of last Russian royal family - in this photo gallery by TASS.