In the autumn of 2016, the then Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Governor of the Moscow Region Vorobyov, presented the New Jerusalem Museum and Exhibition Complex with a framed picture (above) in honour of the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty (1613-2013).
PHOTO: Former Russian prime minister Medvedev and Patriarch Kirill examine the framed picture presented to New Jerusalem Museum and Exhibition Complex in October 2016
The picture depicts many of the former tsars, emperors and empresses, including Russia’s last tsar Nicholas II, who is depicted as a saint in the center. What is so disturbing about this picture, are the images of the Kirillovich branch of the Imperial Family, who are depicted disrespectfully above that of the Tsar-Martyr.
PHOTO: portraits of the Kirillovich depicted disrespectfully above the image of the Holy Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II
Each of their portraits bears a small white marker noting their false titles [Государь]: “Kirill I Emperor in Exile”, “Sovereign Vladimir Kirillovich”, and “Sovereign Maria Vladimirovna”.
Recall that it was Kirill – not only a coward, but the grand duke who lacked a moral compass – one who committed treason against his cousin Emperor Nicholas II in 1917. Vladimir and his daughter Maria are prince and princess, neither had any legal status as “head” of the Russian Imperial House or claimant to the non-existent Russian throne.
PHOTO: the marker reads “Kirill I Emperor in Exile” 1924-1938
PHOTO: the marker reads “Sovereign Vladimir Kirillovich” 1938-1992
PHOTO: the marker reads “Sovereign Maria Vladimirovna” 1992 –
The framed picture is clearly the work of the current “pretenders” and their supporters. One Romanov blogger in Russia, referred to the picture as “sacrilege,” and rightly so!
© Paul Gilbert. 19 December 2021