The Scientific Expedition to Account for the Romanov Children
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of Truth in Russia's history. Since 1991 our members have worked with universities and organizations in the United States and Russia to initiate archeological expeditions to Ekaterinburg, Russia. The purpose of these expeditions was to search for the missing remains of two Romanov children, Tsarevich Alexis and those of his sister, Grand Duchess Maria.
On December 5th 2008, the DNA results obtained from the newly found remains from the 2nd grave and 1st grave were announced to the world. On the very same day, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexis II passed away. To this date, the new Patriarch Kiril refuses to accept the 2008 DNA studies and the authenticity of the found remains.
Not giving up, Captain Peter Sarandinaki vowed to continue the work until the Romanov remains are fully accepted by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Royal family is given the dignified burial they deserve.
To this end, the SEARCH Foundation has sponsored archeological expeditions (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) to Perm, Russia, with the goal to find the remains of the Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov and his secretary, Brian Johnson, who were killed by the Bolsheviks in June 1918.
It is our goal to return to Russia in the summer of 2016 and work with Russian, American and British forensic experts as well as the Russian Orthodox Church and the local Perm Government, in order to finally close a very sad chapter in world history.