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A restoration of the Russian monarchy is a hypothetical event in which the Russian monarchy, which has been non-existent since the abdication of Nicholas II on 15 March 1917 and the execution of him and the rest of his closest family in 1918, is reinstated in today's Russian Federation. The only political party as of today which advocate such a restoration are the Monarchist Party.

Most proposals for the restoration of the monarchy envision the return to be to a constitutional role.

Public opinion

A study conducted by the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion showed that almost one third of the Russian population favor a restoration as of 2013.[citation needed]

In 2017, a survey conducted by Izvestia found that 37 percent of all Russians were "not against the monarchy, but ... did not see a candidate for such a post". The survey also found that of young Russians 46 percent were not opposed to the restoration of the monarchy.[1]

Political opinion

The restoration has been proposed by, among others, Vladimir Petrov, a politician of the ruling United Russia and affiliate of President Vladimir Putin.[2] Vladimir Zhirinovsky, prominent politician and leader of LDPR, was also known to express such ideas.[3]

Possible lines of succession

Direct male line (male primogeniture)

The direct male line of succession (based on descent from Emperor Nicholas I of Russia) to Prince Alexis Romanov, currently the senior agnatic heir to the House of Romanov, is:

Line of Maria Vladimirovna

If one accepts that Vladimir Kirillovich's marriage to Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani was non-morganatic and that he was succeeded by his daughter, Maria Vladimirovna, then the line of succession is:


In either case, at the death of the last uncontestable Head of the Imperial House of Romanov in 1992, all the other living male-line descendants and Grand-Dukes were morganatic.

See also


  1. ^ has been styled Grand Duke of Russia since birth, also a Prince of Prussia (a title which he does not generally use)


  1. ^ "37 percent of young Russians want to restore the monarchy". March 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Perring, Rebecca. "Vladimir Putin 'wants' to reinstate Russia's royal family and bring back the Tsars | World | News | Daily Express". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  3. ^ "Zhirinovsky Wants All-Powerful Tsar to Rule Over Russia". Themoscowtimes.com. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2016-10-26.