Moscow Region resident seeks in court DNA proof of his relation to Ivan the Terrible
MOSCOW, January 10 (RAPSI) – The Krasnogorsk Town Court of the Moscow Region is to examine a petition of a local resident, who seeks to legally establish his relation to Russian medieval ruler Ivan the Terrible.
“As a result of a research I have carried out on my own basing on publicly available data, that is, ‘Genealogical tables pertaining to the history of European states,’ it was established that the petitioner is a direct relative of Ivan IV the Terrible, now buried in the burial place of grand princes and tsars in Archangel Cathedral,” – Valery Kubarev, the petitioner, told RAPSI on Friday.
Giving the fact that he cannot prove his relation to the royal dynasty under the procedure established by the civil legislation, he had to turn to courts, Kubarev explained.
His purpose, the petitioner said, was to care about the burial place of his alleged relative, but he was not allowed to do so by law until providing proof of real kinship.
In court, Kubarev intends to move for a DNA expert investigation of male Moscow princes, buried in the Kremlin.
The hearings have been adjourned until January 31 as asked by Russia’s Culture Ministry, named as the defendant in the case.