вторник, 6 октября 2009 г.
Grand Duchess Leonida
Her Imperial Highness the Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna, a Dowager of Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich, a Head of the Russian Imperial House from 1938 to 1992, and a mother of a current Head of the Russian Imperial House Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, celebrates today 95th anniversary.
Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna was born on the 6th day of October 1914 in Tiflis (current Tbilisi, a capital of Georgia) in a family of prince Georgiy Alexandrovich Bagration of Mukhrani, a representative of the Royal House of Georgia, baptised in Christianity in 298 AD and ruled in Georgia from 575 AD to 1801 AD, and princess Elena Sigismundovna from Polish noble family of Novina-Zlotnicka.
With a daughter Grand Duchess Maria, 1960-ties
From 1948 to 1992 Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna was married to Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich, in 1991 they visited together the Soviet Union. From that moment Grand Duchess visited Russia several times. She has awards of the Saint Orthodox Church.
Official congratulations to the Grand Duchess were received from Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
Chancellery of the Commander of the RIU-O