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In Peter and Paul Cathedral bury Empress Maria Feodorovna

September 28 2006
15:15

The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul fortress near the grave of the wife of Emperor Alexander III is buried with the ashes of the tomb of Empress Maria Feodorovna.

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II and Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Vladimir then thrown on the coffin of the land which specifically referred to the ceremony, the Queen of Denmark. Also members of the Romanov family in turn threw a handful of earth into the grave.

There was a 31 gun volley, the number of volleys, which were made when the Danish Princess Dagmar arrived in St. Petersburg 140 years ago.

At the tomb of Empress Maria Feodorovna by sounds of the choir and bells installed the white marble tombstone with a gilded cross on top, identical headstones in the imperial tomb. At the tomb of Empress laid white roses.

Memorial service led by Patriarch Alexis II, was held before the reburial ceremony. Minister of Culture and Mass Communications Minister Alexander Sokolov, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko, the members of the Romanov family and the royal houses of Europe, the clergy, attended the ceremony in the cathedral.

The official's motorcade at the end of the ceremony will go to the Museum of Ethnography, where the funeral will be arranged dinner. Tells Interfax


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