19 May 2022

2022-05-19 MEMORY ETERNAL! German Yurievich Lukianov (1961-2022)

The Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, her son and heir, H.I.H. The Grand Duke George of Russia, and his spouse, H.S.H. Princess Victoria Romanovna, were deeply saddened to receive the news of the death, on the morning of May 19, 2022, of German Yurievich Lukianov, the head of the Legal Department of the Chancellery of the Imperial House.

The Grand Duchess, Grand Duke, and Princess extend to German Yurievich’s family and friends their deepest condolences and pray for the repose of his soul.


Members of the Chancellery and of all other organizations and institutions affiliated with the Imperial House deeply mourn the loss of their colleague and friend.


German Yurievich Lukianov was born on October 30, 1961, in Saratov. In 1984 he graduated from the Saratov Institute of Legal Studies (in the Department of Forensics and Criminal Law). From 1984 to 1986 he served in the armed forces of the USSR, and from 1987 to 1989 he served as a military investigator in the Prosecutor’s Office of the Moscow Air Defense District (ADD). He left the military with the rank of first lieutenant. Beginning in 1990 he maintained a private legal practice, and from 2001 was a member of the Moscow Bar Association “League of Lawyers.”


German Yurievich Lukianov participated in the legitimist monarchist movement in Russia since the 1990s. In 1995 he was asked by H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna, of blessed memory, to advocate for the rights and legal interests of the Russian Imperial House in respect of the rehabilitation of members and relatives of the dynasty who had been victims of political repression after the Revolution of 1917. In 2003, the Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, appointed him to lead the Legal Department of the Chancellery and to oversee legal matters that may concern the Russian Imperial House.


In 2008, after years of effort, German Yurievich Lukianov’s motion to the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on behalf of the Grand Duchess was granted, with the result that the Imperial Family, executed in Ekaterinburg, were formally and legally recognised as victims of the totalitarian, atheistic regime. Later, he succeeded in obtaining the legal rehabilitation of other executed members of the House of Romanoff, as well as the faithful servants who shared their fate.


It is perhaps fitting that the Lord called to Himself His servant German Lukianov on the birthday of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearer Emperor Nicholas II, whose memory he so deeply honoured, and whose legal heir he so faithfully and selflessly served.




Grant, O Lord, eternal rest, in blessed repose, to Thy servant German, and may his memory be eternal!


(See also, in Russian: https://www.interfax.ru/russia/841864.)

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