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February 5, 1998
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A Russian government commission charged with investigating the death of the last Russian czar and his family did not rule out the possibility that it was a Jewish ritual murder, but said it was unlikely. The commission was responding to a question about Jewish involvement in the death of Czar Nicholas II and his family that had been posed by the Russian Orthodox Church. Jewish officials widely criticized the church for posing the question.

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