Alexander Nevsky's sarcophagus to return to St. Pete monastery
A copy of the sarcophagus will be made for the Hermitage, and the original will return to the monastery where it rightfully belongs, he said.
In 1922, the prince’s remains were removed from the sarcophagus and sent to the St. Petersburg Museum of Religion and Atheism, and the sarcophagus itself was put on display at the Hermitage.
In 1989, the remains were solemnly returned to the monastery.
Voice of Russia, TASS