Faith, resilience and patriotism: Kremlin hosts conference commemorating martyrdom of Romanovs

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The faith, resilience and patriotism of the Romanovs offers an example to all modern Russians, participants were told at a conference in Moscow, held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the killing of Russia’s royal family. The descendants of Russia’s last emperor, officials from Moscow and other regions of Russia, Orthodox clerics and historians came to the State Kremlin Palace on Thursday for the annual readings, dedicated to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna and other members of the Russian royal family, who were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The murder of the Romanovs “is a sad event for us but, actually, it evokes a lot of things – the deeds that those people achieved; about how firm their faith was and about how bravely they acted in any circumstances, and preserved their Christian faith,” the Tver and Kashin Metropolitan Savva told the gathering. The royal family are “a role model for us all. We all should love our Fatherland, maintain and strengthen our faith”…

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