DNA tests have confirmed that remains discovered last year in Russia are the remains of two children of Tsar Nicholas II, the BBC reports. Though most of the tsar’s family, executed during the Bolshevik revolution, was found in 1991, two children—Alexei and Maria—were thought missing, fueling widespread rumors that they survived and escaped later capture.
Now, tests on bone fragments from the site where the royal family was found confirm that the missing children were buried there. "We received full confirmation that they do belong to the Tsar's children," said a Russian official. "So now we have found the entire family." (Read more Romanov stories.)