26 Oct 2021 10:00 30 years ago

St. Petersburg monarchic center calls for swift restoration of absolute monarchy in Russia

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MOSCOW. Oct 26 (Interfax) – One of the leaders of the St. Petersburg monarchic center, envoy of the Russian Imperial Union for St. Petersburg and Moscow Nikolai Braun, has called on 'the monarchic community' to step up efforts to restore absolute monarchy in Russia as quickly as possible.

Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich should become the emperor, he said. Braun, who is in contact with the grand duke, said the future Russian emperor’s priority should be "to restore the pre-revolutionary empire within its previous borders."