Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Return of the Romanovs

From the Express:
The Romanov family's extraordinary return would not threaten the rule of the Kremlin strongman but would aim to give them a role in unifying Russia. The move proposed by Vladimir Petrov, a law maker from Putin's party, has prompted speculation that it has the Russian leader's direct approval.

Petrov also plans to introduce a law, which would be implemented by the centenary of the end of Imperial rule, which would "give the Royal family members a special status" and "stimulate their return to Russia".

The legislator has written letters to the heirs of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled the country for two centuries before the abdication of last Tsar Nicholas II ahead of two revolutions in 1917.

The following year the Romanov family - Nicholas and his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei - were executed by Bolsheviks led by Yakov Yurovsky under the orders of the Ural Soviet. Petrov has written to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and Prince Dimitri Romanovich urging them to return to Russia to become symbols of national culture in order to "revive the spiritual power of Russian people". (Read more.)


LC Douglass said...

Wow. I'm going to reblog this one! I will hat tip you, thank you for posting.

elena maria vidal said...

You are welcomed, my dear!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

If he agrees with them:

a) banning all abortions
b) relowering marital age to presumably 14/12 (as in Spain 100 years ago or Papal States 150 years ago, so I presume it would have been 14/12)

he might be God's servant, after all.

But his actions in Ukraine are so far not quite encouraging.

Jeanne said...

While searching on the web, I found a very interesting blog chronicling the failed attempts by foreign powers and Romanov relations to save the Tsar and his immediate family from Bolshevik captivity in Russia. What do y'all think?

Rescuing the Czar (1920):

elena maria vidal said...

Fascinating. Thank you for the link. There are books about attempts to rescue the Tsar and his family. Kaiser Wilhelm especially tried to save them but he lost his throne, too.