Topic: Maria Vladimirovna GD
Governor Mikhail Yurevich welcomes HIH Grand Duchess Maria to Chelyabinsk
HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, Head of the Russian Imperial House has arrived in the Ural city of Chelyabinsk, which is situated about 210 km (130 miles) south of Ekaterinburg.
Today, HIH met privately with Mikhail Yurevich, Governor of the Chelyabinsk region, who informed the Grand Duchess that the region had received three August visitors before the Revolution: Emperor Alexander I in 1824, Grand Duke and Tsesarevich Alexander Nikolayevich (the future Emperor Alexander II) in 1838, and Emperor Nicholas II in 1904. The Governor noted the importance of HIH's visit to the region, noting: "We are very pleased that the Chelyabinsk region has been visited by the Head of the Russian Imperial House."
HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visits the regional museum in Chelyabinsk
After her meeting, the Grand Duchess went on a walking tour of the city, which included pre-Revolutionary mansions, and the local regional museum. Later she held a conference on the history of the Romanov dynasty for students at the South Ural State University.
During her stay, HIH will attend the premiere performance of Glinka's Life for the Tsar at the local opera and ballet theatre.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 15 November, 2012