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Descendants of Russia's first ruling dynasty have gone to court to reclaim their ancestral lands – specifically, the Kremlin.
On Monday, the Moscow Arbitration Court decided the case will be heard Oct. 18. The plaintiff is the Princes' Foundation for the Advancement of Religious and National Consensus, founded in May 2009 by Valery Kubarev, who traces his lineage to the Rurik dynasty. It was under the reign of Rurik grand princes, Kubarev claims, that the Kremlin was constructed.
According to its website, the foundation seeks "usage rights" to the Kremlin "in perpetuity."
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by Misoir
To me this is just stupid honestly. I think many of us can trace our lineage to something does that mean we have a right to it? No...
If I can trace my lineage back to the castles in France can I have one?!
This imo will never work out. To me it seems like they are doing it for the spotlight. I mean if it were some shack in the woods would they care so much? No probably not, this is the Kremlin who wouldnt want to claim it?
So I am guessing the guy who traced his family roots back to Vlad the Impaler should get his HUGE castle that is actually for sale right now
Originally posted by SmedleyBurlap
reply to post by silent thunder
A Royal family isn't just a genealogical list, it is a corporate body, a House with its own rules for government and membership. The House pursues the interests of its members who are entitled to an office. Not everybody in the House qualifies for offices granted to its members. Those offices may be customarily denied to women, so that any female descendants of the officer are disinherited. They may also be limited by custom to eldest sons, so that any younger sons are disinherited as well. In the case of the Monarch of the UK, Catholic heirs are also disinherited. Of all the thousands of people descended of the House of Rurik, very few are eligible to claim the title of Grand Duke and the claimants must be sorted out and selected by the government of the House. Royal claims are not as silly as you and others portray them.