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Old 08-02-2008, 03:29 PM
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Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visited the church built to replace the Ipatiev house in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
KP.RU // Глава Российского императорского дома Мария Романова: «Я прощаю убийц Николая II»
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House of Romanovs urges initiators of South Ossetian conflict to stop "political maneuvers pleasing overseas masters"
11 Aug 2008
Head of the Romanovs' House Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna is deeply concerned with ongoing conflict in South Ossetia.
"As head of the Russian Imperial House and half-Georgian by origin, she is outraged with criminal actions of politicians who serve the interests of their foreign masters, turn their territory in a polygon for trials of foreign weapons and sacrifice their people..."
Rest of article: Interfax-Religion
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:18 PM
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It is the second time, when Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna has shown a full support for the Russian government. It is impossible for me to discern her motives behind such statements, but I believe that the hope never dies. At the same time, I am not sure how much weight,if any at all, her words might carry.
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But she has to make some sort of statement, does she not?
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But she has to make some sort of statement, does she not?
Of course, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna is expected to react. Additionally she strives to show that she is concerned about developments within the Russian Federation. However, Grand Duchess' statement was very strongly worded. "... criminal actions of politicians who serve the interests of their foreign masters, turn their territory in a polygon for trials of foreign weapons and sacrifice their people ..." sounds extremely ambiguous to me. Her words can be understood in more than one way. Ideally, she should have produced a diplomatic vague statement that does not favour any governments, but shows concerns for simple people and their well being.
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Do you think that's on purpose so if it is understood one way, say derogatory, then she can say, "That's not what I meant at all?"
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:50 PM
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Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna is old enough to foresee an effect of her words on Russians. Needless to say that her statement accurately reflects the official version of the events in question. I do not think that she is privy to any special information about "politicians who serve the interests of their foreign masters, turn their territory in a polygon for trials of foreign weapons and sacrifice their people". At the time, she strongly condemns these politicians or politician for inciting the conflict as well as clearly apportions blame on the other side. This may indicate that Grand Duchess still has hopes for restoring the monarchy in a Spanish way.
In my view and given the fact that Grand Duchess does not reside in the country, she should not have taken either side, but urged on the utter importance of settling the issues as soon as possible.
I hope I do not sound too political...
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Yes, Al_bina - you are right. I think so too.
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So is she just rolling the dice here to see what happens?
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:11 PM
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Well ... it seems that way.
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Head of the Romanovs' Family is optimistic about establishing monarchy in Russia
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...Grand Duchess explained that the Imperial Family and she were "president's associates, rather than his opposition." "And we do not intend to get involved in any political struggle, we only would like to be helpful to this country and facilitate favorable changes here," Maria Vladimirovna said...
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From a recent Angus-Reid poll of 400 Russian adults in Moscow:

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How likely, in your view, is the restoration of monarchy in Russia? And how would you feel about that?

Unlikely and I would feel negatively about it ~ 39.6%

Unlikely, but I would feel positively about it ~ 19.2%

Likely, but I would feel negatively about it ~ 17.2%

Likely, and I would feel positively about it ~ 12.0%

Don’t know ~ 12.0%
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Considering the current significant changes in the political situation in the Russian federation, it would be hard to determine the level of optimism related to the restoration.
I wonder about Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna's plans "to be helpful to this country and facilitate favourabale changes". When asked by KP journalist about a possibility of returning to and living in Russia (see the article link in the post#22), she has stated that she waits for an invitation from the Russian government, which would include a full appropriate allowance for all members of the Russian Imperial House in accordance with laws of the Russian Empire. Needless to mention that these statements generated an adverse reaction of readers.
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Well yeah, you talk money to country and you're pretty much gonna get a "No". If you talk about how a restoration can facilitate bucks instead of spending them, well, that's a different story.
I have to wonder, isn't she thinking? They've assassinated many of their rulers over there. The prospects of a restoration and being successful with that sort of history just doesn't look good. . . .
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:55 PM
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Naturally Russians said that they need neither her nor her son nor any other member of the Russian Imperial family with such attitudes. The fair number of readers, who commented on her interview, noted that she mostly visited Russia to capitalise on her dead relatives (Nicholas II and his family).
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You are correct, Al Bina. She is basically a non-entity, an anachronism. Her poor son could have a life doing something other than being puhsed to the non-existent throne. Biut, hey, the thought of power keeps a lot of people going.
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Maria is not realistic in thinking a woman who is half-Georgian, with a Hohenzollern son, is a likely candidate for a restoration of the throne. The Romanovs ended their reign with Grand Duke Michael's actions in 1917. Their right to the throne no longer exists.
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Why would anyone want it I have to wonder? With Putin in power, no control over the rampant and blatant sexual harassment of women, and the violence of the people?
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It is difficult for me to determine a relation between sexual harassment and restoration. When it comes to Putin, the main point is that Russian government under his rule has been ensuring stability within the country, which, in its turn, has been underpinned by favourable developments in the sector of natural resources. Furthermore, some Russians of the current pragmatic generation are tired of showing that they are sorry for having executed the Russian Imperial family. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimorivna is said to promote Russia and Russian culture abroad. However, Russians say that they would like to see more palpable results of her activities.
Given the patriarchal society in the Russian, Grand Duke Georgi is viewed as a part of the Hohenzollerns.
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Which of course he is as he was born a Prince of that house. Mind you he keeps a low profile and it may be that he is not that intrested in the throne of Russia. If he were to decline or make an unequal marriage that would be intresting to say the least and knock the grin of Princess Maria's face.

I have always felt that the restoration and who if any Romonov should be a matter for the Russian people as per GD Michael's abdication in 1917.
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