08 August 2021

2021-08-08 The Birthday of D. G. Mepurishvili

August 8, 2021, marks the 75th birthday of the adviser for public relations and communications in the Chancellery of the Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, David Georgievich Mepurishvili. (For his full biography, see: https://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/ruwiki/1561447#.D0.9D.D0.B0.D0.B3.D1.80.D0.B0.D0.B4.D1.8B_.D0.A0.D0.BE.D1.81.D1.81.D0.B8.D0.B9.D1.81.D0.BA.D0.BE.D0.B3.D0.BE_.D0.98.D0.BC.D0.BF.D0.B5.D1.80.D0.B0.D1.82.D0.BE.D1.80.D1.81.D0.BA.D0.BE.D0.B3.D0.BE_.D0.94.D0.BE.D0.BC.D0.B0.)

David G. Mepurishvili was born on August 8, 1946 in Georgia into the family of a scientist, teacher, and veteran of the Second World War, George Yegorovich Mepurishvili. In 1968, he graduated from the Moscow Mining Institute. In December 1974, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Moscow Automobile Road Construction Institute (or MADI; today the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University), where he defended his candidate’s thesis. He then began a career in research, teaching, and business. He also served as the Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FGUP/FSUE) “Information Center for Highways” (“Informavtodor”).


David G. Mepurishvili has long been active in charity work and publishing. Since 2006, he has been an adviser to the Chancellery, helping to organize official visits by members of the Imperial House to Russia and publishing accurate information about the historical and legal foundations and current status of the Russian Imperial House. Thanks to his efforts, a number of books about the House of Romanoff have been published, including:


A. N. Zakatov, G. Iu. Lukianov, V podvale Ipat’evskogo doma. Reabilitatsiia sviatykh tsarstvvennykh strastoterptsev i zashchita prav i zakonnykh interesov Rossiiskogo imperatorskogo doma v 1995-2008 gg. Documenty i materialy [In the Basement of the Ipatiev House: The Rehabilitation of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers and Defending the Rights and Legal Interests of the Russian Imperial House, 1995-2008] (Moscow, 2009); ISBN 5-900121-34-8.


Bozhieiu milostiiu: 400-letie okonchaniia Smutnogo vremeni, vosstanovleniia Rossiiskoi gosudarstvennosti i vsenarodnogo prizvaniia na prestol Doma Romanovykh (1613-20213) [By the Grace of God: The 400th Anniversary of the Ending of the Time of Troubles, the Restoration of the State, and the Ascension to the Throne of the House of Romanoff, 1613-2013], compiled by A. N. Zakatov (author of the narrative texts and editor of published documents), R. E. Martin (translator), S. V. Dumin (author of the genealogical tables), and D. G. Mepurishvili (editor of the photos) (Moscow, 2012); ISBN 978-5-91959-005-7.


D. G. Mepurishvili has also published an entire set of important articles on the history and activities of the Imperial House.


On July 17, 2009, on the day when the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers are commemorated in the Russian Orthodox Church, D. G. Mepurishvili was appointed as an advisor to the Chancellery of the Russian Imperial House for public relations and communications.


D. G. Mepurishvili has been awarded the Imperial Monogram of the Head of the Russian Imperial House in gold (first class). He is also a knight of the Imperial Order of St. Anne First Class and of the Imperial Military Order of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Second Class.


The Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, her son and heir H.I.H. The Tsarevich and Grand Duke George of Russia, and his fiancée Victoria Romanovna, extend their heartfelt birthday congratulations to David Georgievich Mepurishvili and wish him good health, continued strength and energy, creative success and many years! The other members of the Chancellery of Her Imperial Highness and all those working for and with the many organizations enjoying Her Imperial Highness’s support and patronage join in saying “happy birthday”!


Grant, O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, health and salvation, and success in all his undertakings to Thy servant David, and preserve him for many years!

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