As September approaches, the month when Natalya Bilikhodze who announces herself Grand Duchess Anastasia plans to visit Russia, it is more and more actively disputed whether Russia should recognize her or not. If we look closer at the disputes, we can see that we have only statements from the party representing Natalya Bilikhodze and of arguments of the community that hold no exact information. At the same time, the hysteria is gaining force.
A book under the title “I am Anastasia Romanova” is already available, but, to tell the truth, it is a rather feeble book. The People representing Natalya Bilikhodze couldn't have published something more pathetic. For example, the falsified diaries of Anna Vyrubova (lady in waiting for Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna since 1904) are more credible than this book by Bilikhodze. In addition, image of the author, of not really bright old woman, emerges between the lines. “Sister treated my suiter Senechka Ivlev in a friendly manner, but she usually said he was poor and untalented. To my mind, Senechka was very talented, kind to everyone, and liked animals.” And so on, in this very manner. At the same time, the book reveals a significant variance: church life of the Tsar family is described in details, and all talks with parsons and worshipping of icons are mentioned with astonishing precision. However, Natalya Bilikhodze makes a blunder when she asks not to pray for deceased Anastasia because it is harmful for Bilikhodze’s poor health.
It would be useful for Natalya Bilikhodze and the people representing her interests to know that people canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church are announced saints, and no prayers for the peace of their souls are usually said. Instead, people pray to them asking for help and protection.
At the same time, it is strange that Natalya Bilikhodze remembers perfectly well the names of the parsons, but can not recollect to whom she prayed being the grand duchess. Let us turn to the notorious expert examinations. It is of no use to present different documents with stamps, because every pseudo-Anastasia who appeared had similar documents. However, when it was decided to hold new expert examinations under the aegis of the commission dealing with burial of the Tsar family remains in 1998, Natalya Bilikhodze’s representatives announced their disbelief to the commission. A reasonable question arises at that: if the commission is not trusted, why were DNA and other biological samples compared to determine if she is part of the Tsar's family?
Indeed, the commission cannot be trusted, as is the case with the majority of people. The Russian Orthodox Church was the first to give up the idea of the burial of the Tsar's family, as it was not completely sure the remains were authentic, those which believers were ready to worship. The Orthodox Church has a crying icon of the Tsar and documentary confirmations of miracles that happen after prayers to the imperial martyrs; the facts are quite enough for canonization. However, the de-canonization of Anastasia is more and more spoken of now. Money promised by Anastasia to Russia is the reason to say so. Unlike other people, who previously wanted to be recognized as grand duchess and tsarevich to get money that belonged to the Tsar family, on the contrary, Natalya Bilikhodze wants to give to Russia trillions. By the way, the sum is increasing with every day: originally a sum of about one trillion was mentioned; now, two trillion dollars are promised to Russia. Now, the unselfish woman only wants her good name to be restored. If we are asked to believe in Anastasia and her trillions, let us ask a question: what if Russia believes her but something unexpectedly happens and Natalya Bilikhodze will not give the money? Her geopolitical thinking is strange, as the problem is posed this way: either recognition or no trillions at all. It is known perfectly well that mental the ability of people over eighty decreases, or, as doctors say, old people suffer from this or that kind of marasmus. Another question arises here as well: why has Natalya Bilikhodze decided to give the money back only after reaching the age of over 100 years? Head of the Russian Line analytical information agency Sergey Grigoryev compares the situation with Pinoccio who buries his gold in the Field of Wonders in the Fool Land. This provocation is a very popular trick with swindlers. It is very likely that the duchess has no billions at all. It is supposed at that Russia will have to invest some money in the business named Anastasia, which is promising great dividends. It seems to be a financial pyramid designed to cheat people out of their money. By the way, the dividends are promised to be very great. According to the film Predetermined meeting by Oleg Uralov that was televised in Russia on June 18, a part of the International Monetary Fund and US National Currency Reserve founded in 1913 are based on the Tsar family money. It could be expected that if the Tsar family money is restituted to Russia, its debts will be written off, and the financial collapse of the West is inevitable.
It is a rather fantastic version, as property redistribution can hardly be organized on the six continents; however, there is still some reason for this version: some problems of Russia’s financial sphere can be settled with the help of the Tsar stamp.
At the same time, the heir problem arises. To recognize the dynasty, it is necessary to find out whether the old lady has any descendants. Otherwise, Russia may face great problems with more heirs wishing to get the money back.
I do not believe in the story, because prophecies of Monk Abel are presented here as evidence. It may seem strange that temporal people refer to prophecies as proofs. The monk forecasted theexact date of Bilikhodze’s revival and her previous birth.
Russian Orthodox Church has prophecies fixed by church people close to the elders, who later become saints. However, the Church treats the prophecies rather cautiously.
Priest from the Nizhny Novgorod Alexandro-Nevsky catherdal Igor Pchelintsev commented on the prophecies especially for PRAVDA.Ru: “I take a rather skeptical view of the published prophecies, because such prophecies are so much speculated on. As for Monk Abel’s prophecies, I think they are all nonsense, which causes morbid mythology among the people. On the other hand, I would not like to lessen tortious action of such literature as the prophecies. Such publications and books make church life similar to mythology, substitutes actual spiritual problems with speculations in prophecies.”
At the same time the intrigue is developing. The other day, information appeared that Russia will soon have to meet not only with the pseudo-Anastasia, but with the pseudo-Bilikhodze as well. As it turned out, Natalya Bilikhodze died in Russia two years ago due to old age and poor living conditions, which were not maintained ot a proper level by the people from her fund.
Does this mean that after her death in December 2000, Natalya Bilikhodze rose from the dead in 2002? By the way, the death of Natalya Bilikhodze was officially confirmed. We are now to wait for some time to see who is to emerge next in connection with the story, because de-canonization disputes are likely to have some serious grounds. PRAVDA.Ru is inclined to stake on the possibility that Anastasia’s death will be soon officially be announced, and, after that, a rich heir to the Tsar family money is to appear. This is likely to be a young, strong, and ambitious man, desiring a high position in society. Who is the candidate? This question is probably the most interesting one. Make your stakes!
Yelena Kiseleva PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://www.pravda.ru/main/2002/07/03/43591.html