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Orthodox Believers March to Commemorate Executed Romanov Princess

Thousands of Orthodox Christians marched Sunday in the annual Yelizavetinsky procession outside Moscow — dedicated to the memory of Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna, the German princess and wife of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich who was executed along with other members of the Romanov family by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

The princess was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church as a Holy Martyr in 1992. A yearly procession is held in her honor near the Marfo-Mariinsky Convent, which she founded outside Moscow.

This year, the ceremony also commemorated the 100th anniversary of the execution of the royal family.