суббота, 31 января 2009 г.

H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria came to Moscow

Today H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria of Russia came to Moscow. The main reason of the Highest Visit is a participation in enthronisation of a new Holy Patriarch to be held tomorrow in the cathedral in honour of Christ the Saviour.
Grand Duchess visited today a celebration of the 50th anniversary of a prominent leader of a Russian Patriotic Movement LL.D. Sergey Baburin, who is a chancellor of the Russian State University of Trade and Commerce, a unique university in modern Russia, which is under the Highest Patronage. H.I.H. laid on Mr Baburin the Order of Saint Nicholas of the 2nd degree.

H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria and Mr Baburin
H.I.H. was attended by the representatives of the Russian Imperial Union-Order and other monarchical organisations.

вторник, 27 января 2009 г.

New Holy Patriarch!

H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria of Russia (in centre, a new Holy Patriarch Kirill (in the left), and the Commander of the Russian Imperial Union-Order Sir George Fedoroff (in the right)

A new Holy Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is elected today by the Local Council of the Church. [More and photos]

Russian Orthodox Christians wait for a Patriarch

The Sixteenth Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church will be elected at the Local Council of the Church opened today in Moscow. The Local Council is the highest authority of the Russian Orthodox Church which unites bishops, priests, monks and laymen. This Local Council is the 6th in the history of the Russian Orthodoxy (previous Councils were held in 1917, 1945, 1971, 1988 and 1990). 702 delegates were elected to be members of the Local Councils. They present dioceses of the Russian Church from the Russian Federation, other previous parts of the Russian Empire and the Russian emigration: Europe, America, Asia, Australia.
The Russian Imperial Union-Order is presented at the Local Council by Rev Michael Protopopov.

Rev Michael Protopopov (right) with Metropolitan Hilarion of East-America and New York

More information from Russian monarchical sites in English.

суббота, 24 января 2009 г.

To get True Information from Monarchists

Recurrent meeting of the First Discussions Club has been held in Moscow today with participation of the representatives of the biggest Russian monarchists' organisation the Russian Imperial Union-Order. The meeting was dedicated to information politics of the monarchical movement. More...

пятница, 16 января 2009 г.

Next in turn

So, the social protest involves new and new countries every day. More than 7 thousand people gathered to a rally in Vilnius, a capital of Lithuania, also a former part of Russia. The crowd tried to seize a building of the parliament, but the police defended the symbol of discredited authority. The president of Lithuania said, the people shall try to find how to talk with the government. He forgot that the people are not his slaves. He is a servant of the people. The prime-minister said he would not like to answer the people's questions. The speaker of the parliament had a dinner in a luxurious restaurant in a company of a prime-minister of Norway. He also had no time to speak with the people.

Rally in Lithuania

четверг, 15 января 2009 г.

The Situation will change very quickly

Each day the situation in Russia becomes more and more difficult, worser and worser. De jure unemployment is not very high, but there are more than 6% of population who are unemployed or is "on holiday without salary." The government lives in its own world speaking every day about magic land flowing with milk and honey under the rule of infallible like the Pope Mr Putin.
But the degree of public protest increases day to day. If a boiling kettle is closed, it will explode. The first results we could see several days ago in Riga, a capital of Latvia, a former part of Russia. This was nothing compared with what is to come.

Riga. These were cars of the police

International Monarchist Conference

So, I'm very glad to inform that my blog became a member of the International Monarchist Conference, an organisation which unites Monarchical alliances and information resources from 27 countries. It is a big honour to be in a company of Action Francais and the Russian Imperial Union-Order!

вторник, 13 января 2009 г.

The Russian Imperial House

The Russian Imperial House unites members of the Imperial Family, duly heirs and successors of the Russian Throne. The Russian Imperial House symbolises for all truly Russian people state historical tradition and together with the faith in the Lord gives hope for better state building than today's.
The Russian Imperial House consists of three people.
Head of the Russian Imperial House Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess (de jure Empress of all the Russias)

Grand Duchess
The Head of the Russian Imperial House, Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess (de jure Her Imperial Majesty the Empress of all Russias) Maria I Wladimirovna was born the 23rd of December 1953 (new church calendar) in Madrid, Spain. She is the only daughter of the late Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. Grand Duke Wladimir III Kirillovich, and His Most August Spouse H.I.H. Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna (born H.R.H. Princess Bagration-Muhkrani of Georgia). Following the tradition of the Imperial Family, the Grand Duchess was brought up in the spirit of the Orthodox Faith and devotion to the interests of Russia.

Grand Duchess in childhood
Because Her Father was the only male dynast of the Imperial House to contract an equal marriage after 1917, it became highly likely that the young Grand Duchess would in due course become the heiress to the Russian throne. Because of this, Her Father the Grand Duke Wladimir III Kirillovich determined that She had reached Her dynastic majority at the age of 16 (Article 40 Fundamental Laws of the Russian Empire), and on December 23, 1969, the Grand Duchess swore the prescribed dynastic oath of allegiance of loyalty to Her Fatherland and Her August Father. The same day the Head of the Russian Imperial House issued a Decree ordaining that, should He die prior to the deaths of the several then living Princes of the Imperial Blood who have entered into morganatic marriages, the Grand Duchess Maria would become the Curatrix of the Imperial Throne.

Grand Duchess in youth
On the 22nd of September 1976 the Grand Duchess contracted an equal marriage with H.R.H. Prince Franz-Wilhelm of Prussia. Since the Grand Duchess would eventually be the head of the Romanoff Dynasty, a dynastic agreement was entered into and legally formulated between the Russian Imperial House and the Prussian Royal House prior to the wedding, in which Prince Franz-Wilhelm converted to the Orthodox Faith and became a member of the Russian Imperial House with the name Mikhail Pavlovich and the title of Grand Duke. He also promised that any issue from this marriage would be brought up in the Orthodox Faith. The status of the Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich was determined by the provisions of Article 6 of the Fundamental Laws of the Russian Empire.
In any event, the Decree of 1969 did not need to come into force. In 1989, Prince of the Imperial Blood Vassily Alexandrovich (Prince Vassily of Russia) died, leaving the Head of the Imperial House, the Grand Duke Wladimir III Kirillovich, as the only surviving male dynast of the male line of the dynasty. From that point, the Grand Duchess became first in line after Her Father.
The Grand Duke Wladimir III Kirillovich was the last male dynast in the male line of the Romanoff Dynasty. At His death and in accordance with Article 30 of the Fundamental Laws of the Russian Empire, the succession passed to the female line in the person of His Daughter. The Grand Duchess thus became the Head of the Russian Imperial Dynasty (de jureEmpress of all Russias) Maria I.
Her Imperial Highness studied at Oxford University. In addition to Russian, the Grand Duchess is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. She also speaks and reads German, Italian and Arabic. Her first visit to the Fatherland was April 1992 to attend the funeral of the Grand Duke Wladimir III Kirillovich in St. Petersburg. Since that time, Her Imperial Highess has repeatedly been in the Fatherland, carrying on the duties of Her Father and attempting to help Her compatriots in a difficult transitional period. In Her speeches She constantly emphasizes that She is ready to respond to a call from the people, but that under no circumstances does She wish Monarchy to be imposed on the Russian people against their will.

Grand Duchess in a church
Like Her Father and Grandfather, the Grand Duchess Maria I Wladimirovna loyally and steadfastly discharges the service entrusted to Her by God, completely dedicating Her life to Her beloved Fatherland.

His Imperial Higheness Heir to the throne the Grand Duke

Grand Duke
His Imperial Highness the Tsesarevich and Grand Duke Georgii Mihailovich was born on March 13th (new church calendar) 1981 in Madrid, on the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the martyrdom of his Great-great-grandfather Emperor Alexander II the Liberator (1/14 March, 1881). He was born of the marriage of H.I.H. the Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna to H.I.H. Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich (born H.R.H. Prince Franz-Wilhelm of Prussia). The baptism of the Grand Duke in the presence of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Kursk, in the Orthodox Church of Madrid, was attended by King Juan-Carlos I and Queen Sophia of Spain, King Simeon II and Queen Margarita of Bulgaria, and his godfather was King Konstantin II of Greece.
The early childhood of the Tsarevich was spent in St. Briac, France, and then in Paris. Until 1999, the Heir together with His August Mother, principally lived in Madrid where He completed college. He later studied at Oxford. From the time of His early childhood, the Grand Duke was educated in the spirit of the Orthodox Faith and in the awareness of His regal duty to His homeland.
The Tsarevich first visited Russia in April 1992, when the entire Imperial Family attended the funeral of the Grand Duke Wladimir III Kirillovich. Since then He has been many times in the Fatherland, always showing a lively interest in all aspects of the life of the people. Russia’s ancient Orthodox churches, and what He considers their uniquely special prayerful atmosphere, have made an indelible impression on the Grand Duke. Visits to military establishments and discussions with soldiers, sailors and officers of the Russian Army and Navy also interest and please Him deeply.
The Tsarevich occupies himself with sports and shoots well. Besides Russian, in which He always receives excellent marks, the Grand Duke speaks English, French and Spanish. He knows well and participates in the services of the Orthodox Church. On the 9th of April 1997, during the pilgrimage of the Imperial Family to the Holy Land, the Tsarevich and Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich, pursuant to the Russian Dynastic Law, took His dynastic oath to the Fatherland and to His August Mother. The ceremony took place in Jerusalem, in the Throne Room of the Patriarch’s residence, where the oath of His Imperial Highness was received by the Eminent Hierarch of the Holy Church and strict guardian of the purity of Orthodoxy, Patriarch Diodor of Jerusalem. The Patriarch gave His blessings to the Grand Duke and His prayer that the Grand Duke could defend the Orthodox Faith, serve Russia and her people, and inviolably preserve laws of the Russian Imperial Dynasty.

The Old New Year

Unordinary holiday is celebrated today in Russia. It is possible to translate its name into English as the Old New Year or the Former New Year. The tradition of this celebration was born in 1919 exactly 90 years ago. In February 1918 Communists decided to change the calendar in Russia. Since X century Julius Caesar's calendar was used in our country. This calendar was elaborated in I century BC by the order of Julius Caesar and was traditionally implemented by the Christian Church. In XVI century the Catholic Church began to use its own calendar named in honour of Pope Grigorius XIII. The diffirence between them was 10 days. Now the difference is 14 days.
The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the old calendar for worship purposes. The Russian State uses it before the state power was occupied by the communists.
Each year on the 14th day of January Russians congratulate each other a happy New Year continuing the tradition to celebrate this holiday following the customs taken from the Czars' time.
Happy Russian New Year!

понедельник, 12 января 2009 г.

Gas conflict between Russia and the Ukraine

A conflict regarding export of Russian gas through the Ukraine to Europe is top-news this week. Politicians from Moscow and Kiev try to find guilty and to prove that another state is guilty. Journalists in the popular magazins seriously discuss reasons and consequences of the crisis, governments of the Balkan states count damages. Only lawyers win as usually.
But everything about what I have written above is only a wrapper, a clownery. There is only one real reason of the conflict. Both in the Russian Federation and in the Ukraine the supreme power is occupied by corrupt clans of tycoons. The main source of their profits these rich years was sale of oil and iron. Nowadays prices on oil and iron decrease very much and tycoons feel shortage of money. So they seek to compel European countries to agree to buy Russian gas paying higher price than it is reasonable in conditions of perfect market. We are witnesses of redivision of corrupt profits of criminal powerful clans of the highest administrative tycoons of Russia and the Ukraine. This duly adapted performance has got no roots in economic situation, in legal sphere and has got no relation to state interests or to interests of peoples of Russia and the Ukraine.

воскресенье, 11 января 2009 г.

New Year

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, dear friends!
I haven't written this blog too much time, because I was very busy at my work. What interesting was happen since my last post?
This blog is dedicated not to me, but to Russia and Russian monarchical movement, that is why I am going to tell you about the most interesting news corresponding this topic.
The Head of the Russian Imperial House Great Duchess Maria of Russia gave interview to one of the most popular Russian newspapers The Rossiyskiye Vesti (The Russian Herald), you may read it in English.
The oldest and the biggest Russian monarchists organisation, the Russian Imperial Union-Order (RIU-O) organised a conference in Saint Petersburg (Russia) dedicated to the world economical crisis, you may read more information in English here.
A main partner of the RIU-O, Movement For Faith and Fatherland celebrated its 10th Anniversary.
On the 5 December 2008 Russian Patriarch Alexy II, the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, died.
A new member was appointed to the Supreme Council of the RIU-O, the highest administrative authority of the organisation.
Her Imperial Highess Great Duchess Maria of Russia celebrated Her 55th Birthday. You may read information in English and look photos in the Russian Version.