Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Unveils Statue in Occupied Crimea

  May 17, 2016 at 5:32 am by

Grand Duchess Vladimirovna of Russia, head of the Imperial Family, went to the Crimea this weekend to unveil a statue of Russia’s last Tsar in the city of Jevpatorija. She will stay in the area until May 20th to mark the 100 years that passed since the last visit of Tsar Nicholas II to the Crimea. The Grand Duchess was accompanied by her son, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich.

The Crimea is the part of the Ukraine that has been occupied by the Russian military since March 2014. The Garnd Duchess’ presence there can be seen as a small part of the Kremlin’s propaganda machine to annex the area.

The Crimea was a popular vacation spot for the Romanovs. They built luxurious summer palaces in the area. Among them Livadia Palace, the summer residence of the Tsar and his family:

More photos here.

Courtesy to TRF members Spheno and Al_Bina

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