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Great-grandson of Russian Emperor Alexander III dies in Australia

November 23, 2015, 15:31 UTC+3 SYDNEY
Leonid Kulikovsky died on September 27 but his body was kept in the morgue for two months as he lived alone and no one contacted the authorities
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Russian Emperor Alexander III with his spouse Empress Maria Feodorovna and children

Russian Emperor Alexander III with his spouse Empress Maria Feodorovna and children

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SYDNEY, November 23. /TASS/. Leonid Kulikovsky, a great grandson of Russian Emperor Alexander III, has died in northern Australia aged 72, a member of the Union of Russian Compatriots on the world’s smallest continent, told TASS on Monday.

"He died of a heart attack on September 27 when walking with his dog in the city of Katherine [Northern Territory]," Semen Andropov said. "As Kulikovsky lived alone, his body was kept in the morgue for two months as no one contacted the authorities. Police later found his relatives in Denmark."

"His body was taken to Darwin [capital city of the Northern Territory] and the funeral will take place on November 30," he added.

Kulikovsky was born in Denmark in 1943. His father Guriy was a son of Grand Princess Olga, youngest daughter of Emperor Alexander III. In 1967, Kulikovsky moved to Sydney and then to Katherine seven years ago after retirement.

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