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Old 06-02-2010, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for posting the link to the video clip. It is lovely to see the old movies showing the last tsar and his family during the segment about the Grand Duchess' funeral. There still is the unanswered question about Maria's claim to the throne and whether her grandfather squandered that claim by renouncing the tsar and joining in with the revolutionaries.
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More coverage of today's memorial service for Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna:
http://www.tv100.ru/news/Peterburg-p...jaginej-25936/
http://www.5-tv.ru/news/29633/
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Funeral of Grand Duchess Leonida, St Petersburg, 2 June 2010

Some screenshots of the funeral at Petropavlovsk Cathedral, from tv100 and 5-tv

1. Church
2. Photograph of HIH the late Grand Duchess Leonida
3. In State
4. HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
5. HIH Grand Duke Georgi
6. Mother & son
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:57 PM
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Benjamin and Warren,

Thanks for posting the links and the photographs. The links would not open for me but it might be a problem with my computer.
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Who was present in the Peter and Paul Cathedral? Except close family and close believers in Maria V of course? The royal branch of Bagrationi family? Her great nephew Davit( her branch)?
Russian TV just presented a little view of the liturgy with few of people.
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Wow that's something else!
I'm with Reginalix, who was there?? Inquiring minds wanna know!
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More video and photo galleries from the memorial service of Grand Duchess Leonida of Russia that was held today (June 2):
http://spb.kp.ru/online/news/678817/
http://www.rg.ru/2010/06/02/reg-szap...ida-anons.html
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Thanks for posting the link to the video clip. It is lovely to see the old movies showing the last tsar and his family during the segment about the Grand Duchess' funeral. There still is the unanswered question about Maria's claim to the throne and whether her grandfather squandered that claim by renouncing the tsar and joining in with the revolutionaries.
If you want to know the answers to these questions you should read the corresponding thread in this forum: Who is the Head of the Imperial Family?

GD Maria Vladimirovna's claim to the throne might be disputed by some, but her fathers and grandfathers claim was sound. Regardless, the Orthodox Church and the Russian Government - the two most important entities regarding the dicussion - seem to support the claim, considering that they have given both GD Vladimir and GD Leonida public funerals and buried them in the Imperial Family's crypt.
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AFP: Russia buries grand duchess, widow of royal claimant
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:46 AM
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Who was present in the Peter and Paul Cathedral? Except close family and close believers in Maria V of course? The royal branch of Bagrationi family? Her great nephew Davit( her branch)?
Russian TV just presented a little view of the liturgy with few of people.
Did her first daughter Helen Kirby, Countess Dvinskaya attend the funeral ?
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Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna's death is a sad event. It is a graceful act upon the Russian government's part to allow the burial in the Imperial crypt.
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If you want to know the answers to these questions you should read the corresponding thread in this forum: Who is the Head of the Imperial Family?

GD Maria Vladimirovna's claim to the throne might be disputed by some, but her fathers and grandfathers claim was sound. Regardless, the Orthodox Church and the Russian Government - the two most important entities regarding the dicussion - seem to support the claim, considering that they have given both GD Vladimir and GD Leonida public funerals and buried them in the Imperial Family's crypt.
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thank you for the link discussing the head of the imperial family.
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Russia Today updated yesterday's article and released video from today's funeral service: http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-06-02/me...-romanova.html

Further film and images:
http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=365621
http://beta.tvc.ru/ShowNews.aspx?top...7-fa31365a67f2
http://www.5-tv.ru/news/29658/
http://www.rg.ru/2010/06/03/reg-szap...ida-anons.html

Another clip from the memorial service:
http://spb.kp.ru/online/news/678817/
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If you want to know the answers to these questions you should read the corresponding thread in this forum: Who is the Head of the Imperial Family?

GD Maria Vladimirovna's claim to the throne might be disputed by some, but her fathers and grandfathers claim was sound. Regardless, the Orthodox Church and the Russian Government - the two most important entities regarding the dicussion - seem to support the claim, considering that they have given both GD Vladimir and GD Leonida public funerals and buried them in the Imperial Family's crypt.

It was not public or official burial. The Romanov Family can use the second Chapel for their deads. And the russian governement don't pay to support burials.
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http://www.times.spb.ru/index.php?ac...story_id=31583 not sure if this was posted yet but it does anwser somewhat whom was there n wasnt
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Princess from Romanov dynasty buried in St Petersburg
3 June 2010

Princess Leonida Georgiyevna Romanov was interred in main cathedral of the St Peter and Paul’s fortress in St Petersburg Thursday.

She died in Madrid May 23 when the Christians of the world marked the Pentecost, which is more widely known in Russia as the Holy Trinity Day.

The funeral service [in] the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul was chanted by the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan of St Petersburg and Ladoga, Vladimir, Bishop Nazarius, who is the abbot of St Alexander of the Neva’s monastery in St Petersburg, and Archbishop Cyril of San Francisco and West America, who represents the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

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Among others, the funeral of Grand Duchess Leonida was attended by MMC Norilsk Nickel General Director Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Baburin, Leader of the Russian Nobility Assembly Prince Grigory Gagarin, Spanish Consul General Francisco Pascual de la Parte, French Consul General Michel Aubry, German Consul General Peter Schaller, a Maltese diplomat, and Anne-Marie de Saint-Exupéry (niece of the writer).

Russian representative of the Romanov Family Association Ivan Artsishevsky confirmed that none of the members of his organization were able to be present. Though the RFA wanted neither Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich nor Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna to have been buried in the Grand Ducal vault, Mr Artsishevsky did pay his respects to the deceased. Mr Artsishevsky stated that Nicholas and Dimitri Romanovich Romanov had gone to their local churches and ordered requiems for the repose of the soul of the departed Grand Duchess.

Source: http://www.gazeta.ru...3/3379884.shtml
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King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Simeon of the Bulgarians, and Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia expressed their condolences to the Imperial House after the passing of Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna.

Source: http://www.vesti.ru/...d=365479&cid=17
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R.i.p hih grand duchess leonida georgievna!
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The Death and Burial in the Family Vault of the House of Romanoff of H.I.H., the Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna (born H.R.H. Princess Bagration-Mukhranskaia-Gruzinskaia)

The Russian Imperial House has suffered a heavy loss. Her Imperial Highness, the Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna—the most august mother of the Head of the Romanoff Dynasty, Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna—has died in her 96-th year of life, in Madrid.

On 21 May 2010, the grand duchess’s health began to deteriorate sharply. Doctors were summoned and were able to stop the heart attack; and on the following day, Her Imperial Highness was feeling somewhat better. But by evening, the pain and labored breathing had returned.

On 10/23 May, on the Feast Day of the Holy Trinity, Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna informed Fr. Andrei Kordochkin, the rector of the Church of the Nativity of Christ, a parish of the Moscow Patriarchate, of her most august mother’s illness. Fr. Andrei immediately arrived at the Imperial Family’s apartment and gave the grand duchess the Most Holy Mysteries of Christ, and read the Canon for the Departure of the Soul. In the evening, Her Imperial Highness was taken to “La Paz” hospital. At her side the entire time was Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna. At 11:55pm local time, the Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna departed this life in the Lord...

Full report: Imperial House of Russia
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News Release on the Visit of the Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna, to St. Petersburg for the 40th Day Commemoration of the Death of Her Most August Mother, H.I.H. Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna

From 30 June through 1 July, the Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna, came from Paris to Russia to participate in the Divine Services commemorating the 40-th day anniversary of the death of her most august mother, H.I.H. Dowager Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna.

Commemoration services were offered over the course of 40 days, in both Madrid and Paris, in the presence of both Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna and her heir, H.I.H. Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich. In Madrid, the main commemoration service was held on 9 June 2010 in the Orthodox Cathedral of Ss. Andrew and Dimitrii. Present at the panikhida, which was served by the rector, Archpriest Dimitrios Tsiamparlis and by the clergy of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Russian Orthodox Church, were representatives of the Imperial and Royal Houses of Europe: Tsaritsa Margarita of Bulgaria; Infanta of Spain Maria del Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, and Infanta of Spain Margarita, Duchess of Soria, the sisters of King Juan-Carlos I of Spain; the father of H.I.H. Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich, H.R.H. Prince Mikhail Pavlovich [Franz-Wilhelm] of Prussia; H.R.H. Princess Mariam of Tyrnovo (Bulgaria); Prince Andrew of Liechtenstein; Princess Benigna Reuss; the Duke of Aveyro; Princess Beatrice d’ Orleans; the Countess d’Evreux; and representatives of the diplomatic corps, of the aristocracy, and parishioners of the church. In Paris, the commemoration service was held on 28 June 2010 in the Cathedral of the Holy Grand Prince Alexander Nevskii. Among the representatives of the august royal houses present were Princess Sophia of Wurttemberg and Prince Alexander Pavlovich of Yugoslavia and his wife Princess Barbara (née Princess of Liechtenstein). Also present together with the members of the Russian Imperial House and their most august relatives were members of the diplomatic corps, the European aristocracy, the public, and parishioners of the cathedral.

Full press release: imperialhouse.ru
Photos from the burial in St Petersburg: imperialhouse.ru
Photos from the Madrid memorial service: monarhist.ru
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