Grand Duchess Maria

2016-12-25. The Head of the Imperial House expresses her condolences on the loss of life in the crash of the Russian military aircraft near Sochi

2016-12-25. The Head of the House of Romanoff expresses her condolences on the loss of life in the crash of the Russian military aircraft near Sochi

 

FROM THE HEAD OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HOUSE 

It was with enormous sorrow that I learned of the news of the crash of the Russian military transport airplane, with the loss of 92 of our countrymen.

I and my son and heir, the Grand Duke George of Russia, express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy.  We pray for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives, and that God will grant strength and comfort to their families and friends.  I had the pleasure of knowing many of the victims personally, and I knew from many of our friends in Russia of the accomplishments and service of many others on board this flight.  All who perished were gifted and talented people, deeply concerned about the suffering of others, courageous, charitable, and utterly selfless.

May the Lord grant them rest in His Kingdom! 

H.I.H. the Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

 

Madrid, December 12/25, 2016

 

ОТ ГЛАВЫ РОССИЙСКОГО ИМПЕРАТОРСКОГО ДОМА

С глубокой скорбью восприняла я известие о катастрофе самолета Ту-154, унесшей жизни 92 соотечественников.

Я и мой сын и наследник Великий Князь Георгий Михайлович выражаем соболезнования родным и близким жертв этой трагедии. Молимся о упокоении новопреставленных и об укреплении духа членов их семей и друзей. Некоторых из погибших мы имели счастье знать лично, о служении других получали сведения от наших друзей в России. Все они были светлыми и одаренными людьми, неравнодушными к страданиям ближних, мужественными, милосердными и самоотверженными.

Да приимет их Господь во Царствии Своем!

Е.И.В. ВЕЛИКАЯ КНЯГИНЯ МАРИЯ ВЛАДИМИРОВНА

Мадрид, 12/25 декабря 2016 года

2016-12-23 The Russian Legitimist Sends Birthday Wishes to the Head of the Imperial House.

The Russian Legitimist extends its best wishes to Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, Head of the Russian Imperial House, on her birthday (December 23).  We also respectfully extend to the Grand Duchess sincere best wishes for a happy Christmas and healthy and productive New Year 2017.  

We note that during 2017, Russia will observe the centenary of the Russian Revolution (and thus of the fall of the Russian monarchy) as well as the 25th anniversary of the Grand Duchess Maria's succession as Head of the Imperial House (and thus the 25th anniversary of the passing of her beloved Father, His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Wladimir, head of the dynasty for more than 53 years). 

Многая лета!

2016-08-10 An Interview with the Head of the House of Romanoff in "Monarkhist"

A recent interview with the Head of the House of Romanoff touches upon important topics in Russian history, and in an insightful conversation, HIH the Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna notes the problems surrounding the study of Russian history and the complexities surrounding Russian historical interpretation.

Touching on topics of interest to Russians in the homeland as well as in the diaspora, the Grand Duchess expresses important views on the Church, education, family life, as well as the importance and dangers of myth and legend in the creation of a National identity.

Read the interview in English here.

 

2016-06-29. The Head of the House of Romanoff extends her condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport

2016-06-29. The Head of the House of Romanoff extends her condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport

The Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the terror attack that took place at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. She extends her condolences to the family and friends of those who perished and prays that the wounded will recover quickly from their injuries.

Her Imperial Highness believes that it is both significant and truly moving that, despite the complications that have arisen recently in relations between the governments of Russia and Turkey, many citizens of Russia have gone to the Turkish embassy in Moscow to express their condolences and show their solidarity with the Turkish people in their struggle against terrorism.

During her recent visit to Turkey, the Head of the House of Romanoff many times saw that the political disagreements between Turkey and Russia had in no way diminished the positive feelings that the majority of the Turkish people have for Russia and Russian nationals who are living and traveling in Turkey.

The Grand Duchess is convinced that the future of international relations in general, and of Russo-Turkish relations in particular, must not and will not be characterized by confrontation, which only brings death and destruction to all sides in such conflicts, but by the teachings of the Most High God, by common sense, goodwill, collaboration and cooperation, and by unity of purpose and resolve in the face of common global threats and crises.

The Head of the Russian Imperial House extends Christmas and New Year Greetings

2016-01-01 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, and H.I.H. The Heir, Tsesarevich, and Grand Duke George of Russia, extend their heartfelt thanks to all their countrymen and to all friends of Russia around the world who have sent holiday greetings, and likewise send greetings for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2016, wishing all health, happiness, spiritual strength, and God's help in all their endeavours.

Grand Duchess Maria of Russia also warmly thanks all those who sent their congratulations on her birthday.

С РОЖДЕСТВОМ ХРИСТОВЫМ И НОВЫМ 2016 ГОДОМ!

Глава Российского Императорского Дома Е.И.В. Государыня Великая Княгиня Мария Владимировна и Е.И.В. Государь Наследник Цесаревич и Великий Князь Георгий Михайлович сердечно благодарят всех соотечественников и иностранных друзей России, приславших им поздравления, и со своей стороны поздравляют их с Рождеством Христовым и Новым 2016 Годом, желая всем здоровья, счастья, духовной крепости и помощи Божией во всех благих делах.

Государыня Великая Княгиня Мария Владимировна также благодарит всех, поздравивших ее с Днем рождения.