Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ideology of the Russian Imperial Union-Order

God is with us!

Faith, Tsar, and Fatherland!

On the relationship to the Holy Orthodox Faith

The basis of the RIU-O ideology is the holy Orthodox Faith. The ideology of the RIU-O rests on spiritual and religious principals and on the thousand-year experience of Russian orthodoxy.
A peaceful existence of humankind on earth is possible only in accordance with God’s laws. The existence of genuinely devout people and genuinely Christian believers is also a necessary condition. The education of youth and of the whole nation should be carried out according to God’s laws and with the acknowledgement of the necessity of abidance to God’s laws and the teaching of the Christian faith.
The revival of Russia and the return of the Russian nation to its spiritual ideals are possible only via the renunciation of all theomachism and heterodoxy, when the issues of the declaration of Metropolitan Sergei and the heresy of ecumenism are truthfully reviewed. Everything can be achieved through repentance, that is, through the abidance with God’s laws and the teaching of the Saint Conciliar and Apostolic Orthodox Church.
Our first and main goal is the consolidation of our efforts using a clearly framed ideology, blessed by the innumerable miracles that took place before the holy miracle-working icons of the Mother of God and based on the thousand-year history of our nation, on the holy cause of Grand Prince St. Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, St. Sergius of Radonezh, all the saints that revealed themselves in the Russian land and the Holy Royal martyrs, our Great Monarchs and on the feats of our devout Host.
The RIU-O considers it necessary to promote in every possible way the spiritual revival of Russian nation and the return of the Orthodox Church to its leadership role in the life of Russian society and the Russian state.

The principles of government

The RIU-O strives for a system of government that is based upon fairness, justice and rational interaction between the rights and the duties of each individual.

Views about the system of government

The authority of a father in a family is the first and divinely instituted authority on Earth. Out of this authority comes the authority of a patriarch and then of a leader -- a non-class and non-party authority, where absolute rule is limited not by the will of party leaders but by the moral law of the Church and the will of God; this is an authority that fully conforms to God’s teaching.
The Tsar exercises his paternal power in the fear of God and for the good of his subjects. First of all, the Tsar is the servant of God and by being a leader of his people demonstrates his service to God’s truth.
Supreme power belongs to the Monarch, who abjures to guard the purity of the Christian faith. Thus the power of the monarch is strictly limited not by obscure party goals but by the unshakeable concept of the Holy Orthodox Church doctrine and basic state laws of the Russian Empire. Monarchy, as our greatest thinker Dostoevsky said, is exactly the same absolute and eternal truth as Orthodoxy.
The historic formula of Russia’s motto “For Faith, Tsar and Fatherland!” briefly summarises the core of Russian statehood and inflicts upon every Russian citizen the Duty of Honour to serve this ideal in an unshakeable loyalty to the end of his days.
The members of RIU-O consider the active participation of the general public in the management of state affairs as necessary and useful - especially participation in bureaucratic bodies, as a means of control and for the suppression of dishonesty, bribery, abuse of authority by officials at different levels of power. Public representation, the State Duma elected under the democratic principle, should have advisory functions in terms of legislation and should participate in creation of new laws.
The ultimate aim of the RIU-O activity is the restoration of the Russian Orthodox Monarchy. The members of the RIU-O acknowledge that the attainment of this nation-wide goal depends, in the long run, on the Russian people, on the degree of their enlightenment, spiritual self-consciousness and the revival of their will to strive for the Faith of our fathers and forefathers. Acceleration and expansion of this process in every possible way are the unshakeable aims of the Union-Order.
The RIU-O considers it necessary to assist by all means to nurture a firm and true monarchist sense of justice in every Russian citizen.

The relationship to the Romanoff Dynasty

The members of RIU-O acknowledge as unshakeable the conciliar oath of loyalty to the Romanoff Dynasty, taken in 1613. The Approved Charter of the Great Church Council and the Assembly of the Land of 1613 in Moscow on the calling of Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanoff to reign is an integral part of the RIU-O By-Laws.
At present Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna is the Head of the Russian Imperial House according to the Law on Succession to the Throne of 1797 and the Rules on the Imperial Family of 1886. Her Heir is His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Georgiy Mikhailovich.
The RIU-O considers it necessary to assist by all means with the consolidation of all Russian monarchists around the legitimate Sovereign and protection of Her and the Russian Imperial House against any possible encroachment.

Views on the economic system

The principle of private property is the basis of a legal regime and should be totally protected by government. Complete individual freedom and broad encouragement of individual incentive and enterprise should be the basis of a state economy, as it was in Imperial Russia.
Based on the right to private property land should belong to a worthy owner according to the principle of Stolypin reforms aimed at restoration of peasant landowning.
The right to establish trade unions shall be guaranteed by state laws.
The government should control and fill in the gaps of private initiative, but never and nowhere should private ownership be replaced by official use.

National policy and relationship to nationals abroad

The historically formed organism of the Russian Empire should be protected from any attempts to divide it. The members of the RIU-O are against any kinds of separatist claims and forgery of historical truth concerning our past.
All peoples have equal obligations to the Russian Empire and are granted absolutely equal rights within it.
The RIU-O believes that some people presently located in so-called foreign lands (former “soviet republics”) have no right to evade the responsibility laid upon them and the fulfilment of their duty to the Fatherland. In connection with this fact the RIU-O strives to consolidate all who openly stand up for the motto “Faith, Tsar and Fatherland” as its members.
One of the extremely important problems that played a significant part in our Fatherland’s destiny is Russophobia (defined as a hatred and fear of all things Russian) regularly disseminated by the enemies of Russia. The fight with Russophobia in every possible way, is a direct aim of the RIU-O.
The RIU-O considers it necessary to assist by all means with the preservation of the territorial unity and sovereignty of the Russian Empire.

On the relationship to titles

Personal services can be the only measure of a citizen’s rights. Titles and ranks can be preserved but they cannot play any role in the decision concerning official status.

The relationship to the “communist opposition”

The members of RIU-O should always remember that enemy “number one” is communism , with which no truce, not even a temporary one, is possible.
The RIU-O is based on the consideration that any Russian patriot every day can make a difference and should always assist, to the best of his or her ability in the fight against the remnants of the communistic evil that has rooted itself in our life. The efforts of separate patriots are coordinated and channeled together by our organization.

Our victory will bring glory and greatness to Russia!

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