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Nicholas II bones identified

Title
Nicholas II bones identified
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
9 Jul 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:03:26
Description
Ian Fenn reports on British scientists identifying bones found in a makeshift grave in eastern Russia as those of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and his family. Dr Peter Gill, Home Office forensic scientist heading the team, explains the DNA testing technique used; Dr Pavel Ivanov, Russian scientist on the continuing scientific investigations. Its hoped the DNA can now confirm whether Anna Anderson was indeed the Tsar’s daughter Anastasia as she claimed.
Contributors
Ian Fenn; Pavel Ivanov; Peter Gill
Keywords
Russia; Royalty; Forensic science; DNA; Bones; Nicholas II; Anna Anderson; Anastasia Nikolaevna

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