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In pictures: Russia reburies empress

Ceremony in St Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburg

A reburial ceremony is held in St Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburg for empress Maria Fyodorovna, the mother of Russia's last tsar.

Ceremony in St Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburg

The empress died in Denmark in 1928 after being exiled following the Russian Revolution and was being reburied according to her wishes.

Coffin carried to Peter and Paul Fortress

After the ceremony the coffin was carried to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the resting place of Russian tsars.

Funeral in St Petersburg

Members of the Romanov family and from several European royal families attended.

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg

Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy II led the proceedings and said of Maria Fyodorovna: "Her soul ached for Russia".

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg

Her final resting place was beside the graves of her husband and son.






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