On 13 March 2011 Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhaylovich, a Heir of the Russian Imperial Throne, celebrated his 30th anniversary.
Celebrations dedicated to the Birthday of His Imperial Highness were held in different cities and towns of the Russian Federation as well as other parts of the former Russian Empire.
This year the Birthday of Grand Duke concurred with a big holiday the Feast of Orthodoxy, which the Orthodox Church celebrates on the first Sunday of the Lent.
In Moscow about 150 people came together to the church in honour of Saint Nicholas at Three Hills, where a chairman of the Department of the Relations between the Church and Society archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin served public prayer about Grand Duke and His Mother, a Head of the Russian Imperial House Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna. After the prayer director of the Grand Duchess’s Office Sir Alexander Zakatov invested several people with Imperial orders and medals.
In Saint Petersburg about 100 people came together to the Cathedral in honour of Kazan Icon of the Virgin, where the public prayer about Grand Duke was served.
In Kiev, a former capital of Russia in the Middle Ages and a current capital of Ukraine, the public prayer was served in the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple Cloister.
In Belgorod (a regional centre in the Central Russia) an exhibition of His Imperial Highness photos was opened.
In current Belarus the public prayer was served in the Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Bobruisk.