St. Petersburg Mourns for
Grand Duchess Leonida Romanova

A memorial service for Grand Duchess Leonida was held Tuesday at the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg
Video: Russia Today. Language: English. Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds

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Her Imperial Highness, the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna

St. Petersburg is holding a memorial service for the last member of the Russian Royal Family who was born before the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

Grand Duchess Leonida Romanova died, aged 95, in Spain at the end of May.

Her body arrived back in Russia earlier on Wednesday.

These events, which are linked with monarchy, have brought a small but very passionate minority of people, who are commemorating the life of the Grand Duchess.

Georgy Fedorov from the Russia Imperial Union Order says that Leonida Romanova “was the last person of the Royal family to be born in Tsarist Russia, lived in the Soviet Union for 10 years and finished her schooling in the Soviet Union. And this is quite surprising among the Royal family, because everybody either was killed or left the country.”

Source: Russia Today
2 June, 2010

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and her son, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich

Members of the Russian Union Imperial Order

Grand Duchess Leonida will be buried next to her husband, Grand Duke Vladimir,
in the Grand Ducal Chapel of the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

Photos © KP.RU