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Offline Dominic_Albanese

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Interesting...

How things change.

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http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11867119

Grand Duchess will recognize authenticity of royal remains after Russian church

MADRID. Sept 30 (Interfax) - Head of the Imperial Family of Russia Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna hopes that the remains of the family of the last Russian tsar will be found but her attitude to their authenticity fully depends on the stance of the Russian Orthodox Church.

It was announced a few days ago that the first findings of an examination of the remains discovered last summer near Yekaterinburg indicate that there is a high degree of probability that they belonged to Grand Duke Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria shot dead with the rest of the royal family in 1918.

"If the remains prove to be authentic I will be very happy along with all Orthodox Christians because one of my greatest wishes is the invention of the relics of the royal martyrs," she told Interfax on Sunday.

"The current expert study should be absolutely transparent and its results clear to everyone so that there would be left no doubts as it was with regard to the remains discovered in 1979 and buried in St. Peter and Paul's' Fortress," the Grand Duchess said.

She said the stance of the Russian Orthodox Church will be decisive for the Imperial Family.

"If the Patriarch finds sufficient reasons to recognize the remains as holy relics we will also recognize them to be authentic," she concluded. ml

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Just checked Grand Duchess Marie's offical web site (both russian and english) and not finding anything about this under her news section...

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This matter should be placed into its correct context.

The pretender, Mariya Vladimirovna always held her interests directly in favor of what the Moscow Patriarch deemed soon after the Soviet Union ceased to exist, and notably well before the Orthodox Church had considered any form of re-unification,

Rather than decide the facts for herself or align herself with the head of the Romanov Family, Prince Nicholas Romanov she prefered to tow the Moscow line that the 1991 excavation remains were not authentic.

If the 2007 excavation remains will prove to be Imperial remains, and the Moscow Church decides that they made an error of judgement, then it is indeed shameful that this pretender must re-valuate her own priorities.

Her moves are strictly political and will only sway when the Moscow winds blow in a different direction.

How disingenous and pathetic!

Margarita   


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