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Tsar's Heirs Look to Aid Civil Society
« on: June 29, 2009, 07:29:48 PM »
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Tsar's Heirs Look to Aid Civil Society

29 June 2009

The Moscow Times

Members of the Romanov royal family plan to return to Russia to help develop civil society and charitable programs -- but no longer make a claim to restore the monarchy, Alexander Zakatov, director of the Romanov Emperor House Chancellery, said Friday.

"The emperor's house is faithful to the idea of monarchy, but we are not going to peddle it to anyone," Zakatov told reporters.

"Yet coming to its native land, working in cultural, charitable and other nonpolitical programs for Russia's benefit -- that is what the house is able and indebted to do," he said, Interfax reported.

Zakatov represents Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and members of her family, who live in Madrid, the city where she and her son Georgy Mikhailovich were born.

Her family members are relatives of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, and they fled to Finland during the 1917 Revolution.

Nicholas II abdicated the throne in March 1917, and he, his wife and their five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in the basement of a merchant house in Yekaterinburg in 1918.

In October 2008, the Supreme Court declared Nicholas II and his family to be victims of political repression.

Most contemporary Romanovs live in Western Europe, though the chancellery works in Moscow as a nongovernmental organization.
 


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Re: Tsar's Heirs Look to Aid Civil Society
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 03:42:59 PM »
One of my friends is a descendant of Tsar Alexander III and has returned to Moscow.  He stated he was trying to regain Russian citizenship but hade stated it was difficult.  He is very involved in charity work when his consulting allows.

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Re: Tsar's Heirs Look to Aid Civil Society
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 11:33:29 PM »
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Tsar's Heirs Look to Aid Civil Society

29 June 2009

The Moscow Times

Members of the Romanov royal family plan to return to Russia to help develop civil society and charitable programs -- but no longer make a claim to restore the monarchy...

TY, interesting post DA.  I wonder if there's any connection to the recent auctions of GD Vladimir's vases and the new cache discovered in Sweden.  If indeed those items were auctioned by Maria Vladimirovna, perhaps there is some truth to the story.  A tidy sum for a new start.

There was also posted a rumor regarding her being given grace and favor apartments in some palace, w/ Putin giving her some sort of role.  Interesting, he already has the real power and a figurehead president, it would fit his pattern to maintain real power and throw out another figurehead to the public if he thought it would benefit him.

Just adding up some very speculative pieces posted here recently,
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