Русский | Russian Line | Edition RL | July 22, 2005
Relics are not revealed to those
operating without church blessing
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To a question on a site of a burial place Alapayevsk martyrs

During from July 11 to July 15th, 2005 under the private initiative of the citizen of the Russian Federation B.G.Aleksandrova had, as he said, the arrangement with the Charge d'Affaires ad interim of Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Peoples Republic of China S.N.Goncharovym, without attraction of professional experts and representatives of corresponding Russian state structures, without written blessing Svjashchennonachalija RPTS, in territory of Embassy of Russia to the Peoples Republic of China (Beijing) on the location of the base of a temple of All sacred martyrs search works with opening a ground have been lead. The declared purpose of works was detection of a place of possible stay sacred moshchej 222 Chinese martyrs, burial places arhipastyrej and pastors RPTS (metropolitan Innokentija (Figurovskogo), archbishop Simona (Vinogradova), ieromonaha Nafanaila, and also remains of members of the Imperial surname - so-called " Alapayevsk martyrs ". As a labour on opening a ground grobokopateljami with the consent of a management of Embassy the Chinese citizens performed in territory of Embassy of work on repair of a waterpipe have been used.

Below the full text of the report by results of lead on the base of a temple of All sacred martyrs of actions (style and spelling of the original are kept) is resulted.

The preliminary report on search works
C 11 on July, 15th, 2005 in territory of Embassy of Russia to the Peoples Republic of China (Beijing) on a place of a former Temple of All sacred Martyrs search works with opening a ground were spent. The purpose of search works was detection of a possible secret burial place Alapayevsk martyrs and other temple burial places. The basic stages of excavation were fixed by a digital camera.

1. On the basis of the preliminary given georadar researches lead in February, 2005, it is certain sites of the base of the Temple and podhramovyh kletej. 4 corners of the base of the Temple are certain and cleared away all.

2. Elements of the base of the left and right part of a front wall of the Temple, a part east (altarnoj) walls and a site of northern wall are cleared away. All right limit of the Temple "is chosen", in our opinion, a knife of the bulldozer on depth 50 see along a base plate. On this site there are no even fine stones that specifies on zasypku deepenings the brought ground.

3. Opening a ground on a site by the area 30 sq.m. in the right part of the Temple is made. On depth of 0,5 meters the base plate made by a method consecutive zalivki by water of the developed local ground is found out and not slaked to exhaust. The plate has thickness 20-25 see and is the basis for a bricklaying of walls of a temple.

4. The southern wall of the Temple is destroyed completely, there are only individual grey bricks fastened by a limy solution of white color. The basis of the right column served by a support for a lateral ladder, leading on the second floor of the Temple and the basis of the right part of a front wall was well kept.

5. Along an axis right pridela the Temple in a base plate there are three rectangular apertures opened to the center of the Temple. It, so-called, podhramovye kleti. Opening of apertures shows presence of densely stamped building dust. On depth of 1.5 m from a surface are in each of apertures separate fine parts of human bones. In the second hole (a place of a burial place of Archbishop Simona) the fragment of an occipital part of a skull is found out. The rests of coffins, oblacheny, the whole skulls and other subjects it was not observed. The western (third) hole has the much greater size and traces of late concreting stenok, that confirms a finding in it of a secret burial place of 1947 in detail described in materials of S.Fomina. Two other holes were of 13 sm h 50 sm h 30 see are strengthened from sides stone blocks Is known, that in podhramovyh kletjah were pogrebeny Metropolitan Innokenty (has died 28.06.31) and archbishop Simon (has died 24.02.33). The third klet (western) has been left for archbishop Victor. The third klet essentially is wider, than two previous.

6. Fragments of a human skull, a jaw and a calcaneal bone have been found out to the east from altarnoj walls of the Temple not to depth of 40 sm that mismatches real depth of burial places.

7. On all opened area there is no sexual tile (square plates 40 h 40 o5 see) On depth of 1.5 meters (a floor of a underground crypt) managed to be found only 3 tiles of the specified size. On depth of 1.5 meters in the western part right pridela the small amount of ashes and the scorched bricks is revealed.

8. On all opened area there is no building dust, characteristic for such objects. Us it is not revealed elements of columns, bricks, stone carved ornaments, a windowpane, a white marble (the Temple used at internal furnish), metal couplers and fragments of window metal lattices, a sexual tile, steps of a ladder, fragments of arches). The visual analysis of structure and dispersiveness of the taken out ground gives the basis to believe, that formed after destruction of the Temple the dust has been taken out for its limits. Then the formed hole of the rectangular form outlined by walls of the Temple, has been fallen asleep and stamped by the brought ground. Character of this ground obviously mismatches dust formed at explosion, disassembly or to disorder of the Temple technics.

9. In 8 meters to the south from the Temple on depth of 50-60 sm from a surface of the ground there is a base plate, thickness 20-30 see the Plate has width in 1 meter and length of 10-12 meters. Under a plate up to depth of 1.5 meters are not present any objects. Purpose of a plate is not known. We assume, that the given base or has been filled in wrongly on this place, or formed the basis for constructions up to 1884 (see figures of the Chinese artists of Northern farmstead). The prospective place of a tomb of general D.L.Horvata is under moshchennoj a path to the left of a southern wall of the Temple and was not opened during works.

The temple in 1957 has been carefully destroyed. Have been taken special measures on concealment, both character of destructions, and any traces of burial places in a crypt of the Temple. And zachistke the southern wall of the Temple limiting its right pridel has undergone to special destruction. In it pridele also there were known burial places. Presence in kletjah fragments of human bones, and also bones behind a wall of a temple on insignificant depth, force to doubt in civilized perezahoronenii remains, and specifies, more likely, their urgent destruction.
Aleksandrov B.G.

Let's leave behind brackets questions on legitimacy of the lead works and their professionalism. About recording stages of works, fixation of results and identification of the found objects. Let it remains on conscience grobokopatelej, as well as the answer to a question, what for and why carrying out of search works with opening a ground should be organized in such haste and is so nonprofessional - without attraction of corresponding experts, including, and from the State Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation (once again we shall remind, that was a question of possible identification sacred moshchej, remains arhipastyrej and pastors RPTS, members of the Imperial surname). We shall not assort neither the description, nor conclusions "poiskovikov".

Let's stop only on that fact, that inside of the base of a temple of All sacred martyrs - on those places where according to georadar researches there were underground objects with obviously expressed geometrical forms and with density of a ground distinct from other environment, it was not revealed any burial places or remains. One version it is less... Now versions remains two: 1) power and remains have been destroyed at destruction of a temple; 2) power and remains have been transferred on a cemetery of Mission and placed in a crypt of church in honour of Serafima Sarovsky. As we wrote earlier, the cemetery and church have been destroyed in 1989. Whether something was kept in a crypt? It is difficult to tell. Negotiations with the Chinese party on reception of the sanction about carrying out of joint search works on a place of a former cemetery of Mission and Serafimovskoj are necessary for church. And on it powers the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has only. It to you, know, not private persons to digging in the ambassadorial ground to suppose. Here only voleju not kreshchennogo the Charge d'Affaires ad interim to not manage.

It is necessary molitvenno to hope that Svjashchennonachalie RPTS can find all the same common language with a management the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and reach desirable result - to lead professionally together with the Chinese experts search works on a cemetery of Mission, no less than search works in archive the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and also identification already found grobokopateljami bones.

For now it would be desirable to warn seriously unduly zealous "initsiativnikov" against acceptance of one more hasty decision - about landing to the location of the base of a temple of All sacred martyrs of a cypress grove or creation of a flower bed. In fact it all the same a temple Divine. Let and taken down almost up to the basis. As though penalty gospodnja has not followed for so disrespectful attitude to a relic. Is better nevertheless with Svjashchennonachaliem to consult, together all carefully to consider. Yes blessings of the ruling bishop to ask...