On 12 August 2009 in Saint Petersburg a press-conference of Director of H.I.H. Chancellery Sir Alexander Zakatov and the RIU-O was held.
During the press-conference Sir Zakatov confirmed that the Russian Imperial House and personally its Head Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna supports the idea to restore monarchy in Russia and finds that the restoration will make state authority in Russia more effective. Nevertheless the Russian Imperial House will agree for restoration only if the restoration is supported by the people. Today there is no chances to restore the monarchy, but we should wait for relevant time and to keep true monarchical ideals during this time.
Also it was proclaimed that the Russian Imperial House thinks that it will be useful if the republican government recognises the official status of the Russian Imperial House. It is necessary not for restitution of the property (the House doesn't wish it), but to make cultural, patriotic and charitable work of the Dynasty more successfull and effective.