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Offline Charles

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A New Tsar
« on: April 08, 2005, 08:07:22 AM »
Found the following very interesting article today in the Russian news.  Having studied contemporary Russian monarchism for years, I still put very little possibility in there ever being another Tsar in Russia.

Noviye Izvestia
April 8, 2005

Some among Russia's political elite seem to be thinking again of reinstatement of monarchy in the country, seeing a sedate and attractive person on top of the state as a possible way to regain undermined popular
support for the authorities.

One rival for the Russian throne is HRH Prince Michael of Kent, grand-nephew to the last Russian emperor Nicolas II and cousin to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

The Kremlin-tied Russian political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky is Prince Michael's greatest advocate in Russia. Once he even admitted having inculcated the Russian elite with high ideas about the Prince for a year.

For the record, many experts believe Mr. Belkovsky's memo was key to the beginning of the Yukos trial.

Belkovsky describes his agenda as not official reinstatement of monarchy  which he does not rule out, though  but regaining the authority of supreme power by discriminating between power and government. The
supreme power needs to have nothing to do with socially unpopular decision-making, he argues. From his perspective, a liberal model with the bearer of supreme power acting as a hired manager is antithetic to the
nature of Russian statehood.

As a Romanovs' relative, Prince Michael should be viewed as a legitimate candidate for the Russian crown, Mr. Belkovsky says. He also argues that foreigners  outsiders to the Russian political establishment  have always played a constructive part in the country's history.

Gennady Gudkov, a United Russia lawmaker in the State Duma, completely rules out monarchy as an option for today's Russia.

"However, absolute power as a crown to the current feudal-bureaucratic system [of government] is what bureaucrats are seeking. More, they are trying to incline the President accordingly. Whatever title they might give to what they are going to build, they want it to be monarchy in fact," Mr. Gudkov said.

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Re: A New Tsar
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005, 08:09:24 AM »
Maybe this is why Prince Michael professes to be so interested in his Romanov relatives - he has a higher goal in view. ;)

Only kidding! An interesting article though. :)
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Re: A New Tsar
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005, 03:50:23 PM »
Wonder what the real Romanov's think??


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Re: A New Tsar
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2005, 04:55:10 PM »
"For the record, many experts believe Mr. Belkovsky's memo was key to the beginning of the Yukos trial."

Very interesting, thank you, Charles.


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Re: A New Tsar
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2005, 12:20:42 AM »
That was very interesting. Thank you Charles.
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Re: A New Tsar
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2005, 12:10:15 PM »
Very interesting...thanks for sharing.