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Old 08-26-2010, 03:16 PM
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Opposites attract, mostly, in magnets. People have to have something in common. They don't look like a match, he is dowdy, she is more elegant. I don't know anything about their likes or intellect. He has no real standing to attract, as he is a vague possibility to a very doubtful maybe.
Ms. Sobchak comes across as an intelligent well-spoken individual with a good sense of style. Controversies and romances have made her a polarising media persona in Russia. It would take a strenuous effort to re-brand Ms. Sobchak as a member of the Imperial family. In the 1990s she might have a chance of winning hearts and minds of Russian people. Her chances now are very very limited.
By the way, her father, Anatoly Sobchak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, was instrumental in launching careers of Mr. Putin and Mr.Medvedev.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:30 AM
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The marriage of Grand Duke George and Mrs. Sobchak absolutely impossible. Rumors of this bloom opponents Dynasty.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:50 PM
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At the invitation of local authorities (probably President Igor Smirnov), Grand Duke George has arrived in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic for celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the unrecognized country.

Source: RIA Novosti
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:30 AM
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:46 AM
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No probably, Benjamin. At the invitation President Igor Smirnov.

Do not forget to visit last year - Press Release On the Official Visit of the Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, to Moscow, Odessa, and the Transdniestria 4-13 May 2009
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Transnistria is a part of Moldova .Until 1939 Moldova was a part of the Kingdom of Romania and even today the majority of the citizens of Moldova are romanians.
Transnistria is "independent" because occupied by the russian troops.
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for the confirmation, kirillovec.

The Imperial House has established quite close ties with the leadership in the PMR. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna is the godmother to Vice President Aleksander Korolev.
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The leaders of Tiraspol are not in favour od democracy and represent a regime not recognised by the international community.Transnistria must rerurn to Moldova.
It is a pity GRand Duchess Maria and Grand Duke George has anything to do with Smirnov &comp.
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Transnistria must return to Moldova.
It is a pity GRand Duchess Maria and Grand Duke George has anything to do with Smirnov &comp.
Well said, Cory!
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:19 PM
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Nothing good. Grand Duchess maintains relations with the former Russian Empire.

Transnistria to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which is also partially recognized by the international community.
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Which countries recognize Transnistria?
How could the Imperial Family have any king of relations with the comunist regime of Tiraspol?
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:30 PM
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Which countries recognize Transnistria?
Transnistria's sovereignty is not recognized by any member of the United Nations and it has no official diplomatic relations with any of those states.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:50 PM
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So how could GD Maria and GD George have any relation with this separatists?
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:04 PM
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How could the Imperial Family have any king of relations with the comunist regime of Tiraspol?
Does Igor Smirnov belong to either of the communist parties in Transnistria, Cory?
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Smirnov continues the stalinist policy, is a dictatator and his regime is separatist and against the international law.
Transnistria is a part of the romanian state of Moldova.
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I don't believe you answered my question. Perhaps because Mr Smirnov is not in fact a Communist, as you originally claimed.

Whether or not he is a dictator is quite open for debate as he was elected by over 80% of those inhabitants of Transnistria who chose to participate in the 2006 election. Of course, there was an opponent who claimed the results were rigged, but you will notice that those kinds of accusations occur in many countries around the world (for example, Russia).
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Smirnov is not officially a communist but he is in fact taking into account his policy completely against democracy.There have never been free elections in the area of Transnistria since they proclaimed the secession.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:38 PM
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He is a separatist, not a communist. Could you give some specific examples of his policies that are anti-democratic? I would greatly appreciate it.

It is hard to make such a blanket statement regarding elections in Transnistria since they are not even monitored by most organizations. However in 2001, the Commmonwealth of Independent States Election Monitoring Organization did participate and did not record any irregularities, calling the elections "democratic."
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Princess Theodora of Greece, the Princesses of Anhalt could be good choices for a future marriage of HIH Grand Duke George.
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