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This site's aim is to present a vivid image of Russian heraldry, and to provide the English-reading audience with reliable basic information on the armorial heritage and the current heraldic practice in Russia. So far a number of our sections is under construction, but we hope that the site may be already interesting and informative. Welcome to the Heraldic Russia!
ARMORIAL and GALLERIES:
Soon after their coming to power in 1917, by one of their first decrees, the Bolsheviks proclaimed abolition of all ranks, titles and awards in Russia. It worth mentioning that the Soviet government was, at that time, illegitimate in all aspects, and did not control all the territory of the former Empire; so the decree was unable to destroy the Russian nobility as a legal phenomenon, and its existence is internationally recognised. Yet in the Soviet Russia the reform appeared to be effective, and in the modern Russian Federation the 1917 abolition is still considered as a valid norm. The Imperial nobility and titles remain theoretically valid but for the modern Russian State they are quasi foreign.
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