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Offline rpalmgre

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Prince Andrew Romanov
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:47:19 AM »
The sovereign imperial house of Russia is extinct. This as there are no living persons today born from parents of equal birth. At the same time Prince Andrew Romanov is a claimant to the headship of the House of Romanov. What do you think about that? He is not even the President of the Romanov Family Association. That position is instead held by Princess Olga Romanoff. I see his claim to be very weak. He is not actively work to pretend the Russian throne. To a large extent because of his very high age of 95 years.

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Re: Prince Andrew Romanov
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 03:09:23 PM »
He sure has an interesting war service going for him and which would make him sympathetic in the eyes of Russians, which I didn't know about. From Wikipedia:

In 1942, at the height of World War II, he entered the British Navy. He refused to accept an officer's post, preferring to be a simple sailor. He served on the light cruiser HMS Sheffield under the command of Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt. He took part in the Arctic convoys and often sailed to Murmansk, where he performed the duties of an interpreter. Prince Andrew Andreevich became the first of the Romanovs to visit Russia after the revolution and the overthrow of their dynasty.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)