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Russian Empress To Be Reburied In St Petersburg

The spire of St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, with a floating fountain in the foreground (ITAR-TASS) September 21, 2006 -- The remains of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, the mother of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, will be moved from Denmark to Russia on September 23, fulfilling her wish to be laid to rest beside her late husband, Tsar Aleksandr III.

The reburial was reportedly postponed several times as a result of a Russian-Danish row over a Chechen conference held in Denmark in 2002 and a decision by the Danish authorities to release from detention a man the Russians called "a Chechen rebel envoy."