Monday, July 13, 2015

Princess Irina Death Notice from Russian Nobility Association



Notification from the Russian Nobility Association in America, on the Passing of Princess Irina

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 On the death of Princess Irina: Notification from the Russian Nobility Association in America

 Author: Metropolitan Agafangel         July 13, 2015
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The Board of Directors of the Russian Nobility Association in America is sad to announce the death on July 9 of Princess Irina S. Bagration-Mukhrani.

 Princess Bagration was 89 years old, she was a cornerstone of the Russian and Georgian emigration in New York.

Countess Irina S. Chernyshev-Bezobrazov was born in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France, 26 September 1926, and was the youngest daughter of Count Sergei Alexandrovich Chernyshev-Bezobrazov and his wife, nee Countess Elizabeth Sheremetevoie.

 She was educated privately.

 Irina S. and her older sister grew up in the center of emigre circles in France and Germany between the wars.
 The elder sister of Irina, Countess Xenia S. Chernyshev-Bezobrazov was married to Archduke Rudolf of Austria Syringus, the younger son of Charles I, the last emperor of Austria-Hungary.

 After World War II Irina S. moved to the United States, where she met Prince Teymuraz Konstantinovich Bagration of Mukhrani.
  
The marriage took place on November 27, 1949 in New York.

 He was 37 years old, she was 23 years old.

 They had no children.

Prince Bagration was the son of Prince Konstantin Aleksandrovich Bagration-Muhranskogo, a descendant of the senior branch of the former Georgian Royal House, and his wife, Russian Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna
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 Tatiana K., the daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich and his wife, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievny, nee Princess of Saxe-Altenburg.

 After emigration during the revolution with her ​​mother and sister, Prince Teimuraz moved to Serbia, where during the war he served in the Royal Yugoslav Army.

  In 1947, he moved to New York.

Prince Teimuraz in 1949 was invited to the Tolstoy Foundation, where in 1979 he became Executive Director and directly supervised  the Fund from 1986 until his death in New York in 1992.

 July 5, 2007, Princess Bagration gave her husband's unique archive, to  the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia.

 The funeral of Princess Irina S. Bagration-Mukhrani will be held at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Astoria, New York  at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 11, followed by burial in the cemetery of Novo-Diveevo monastery in Spring Valley, New York.

 Photo: Princess Irina and her husband, Prince Teimuraz.
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