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100 years on, Orthodox Church split over executed tsar's remains by Ola CICHOWLAS

An icon of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family whom the Bolsheviks executed by firing squad in 1918. The Russian Orthodox Church has declared them saints and holy martyrsNext week's centenary of the execution of Russia's last tsar has reignited a long-running conflict between the state and the Russian Orthodox Church over what to do with the murdered royal family's remains.

Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Monday will lead a procession marking 100 years since the Bolsheviks shot dead tsar Nicholas II and his family after he abdicated.
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