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azadi

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The Orthodox Churches are far more supportive of monarchism than Catholic and Protestant churches are. The patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church strongly supports restoration of the Georgian monarchy, and the patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church supports restoration of the Serbian monarchy. Some prominent Russian Orthodox clergymen support restoration of the Russian monarchy, including Vsevolod Chaplin. The Orthodox Church may be the best hope for restoring monarchies, because Orthodox patriarchs can sway public opinion in majority Orthodox Christian countries. Catholic and Protestant clergymen in former monarchies rarely advocate restoring the monarchy. It may be an important reason for, why significant support for restoring the monarchy exists in Russia, Georgia and Serbia, while monarchism is insignificant in France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Portugal. Greece is an exception to the rule, because monarchism is insignificant in Greece, despite Greece being a majority Orthodox Christian country.
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You are right, to a certain extent. 

Several years ago, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church made the decision that Tsar Simeon the Second's name would be mentioned during mass/prayers. However, I'm afraid there was some vocal opposition to the idea and it seems to have been abandoned. So yes, the BOC is supportive of our last (so far) monarch, as it should be.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure that Patriarch Neofit is in a position to actively support a monarchical restoration. It is worth mentioning that the Church had compromised itself (herself?) during the socialist regime of the Bulgarian Communist Party, so many are not in favour of it. [frown]

My hope rests with Georgia, Romania and Serbia.
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You are right, to a certain extent. 

Several years ago, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church made the decision that Tsar Simeon the Second's name would be mentioned during mass/prayers. However, I'm afraid there was some vocal opposition to the idea and it seems to have been abandoned. So yes, the BOC is supportive of our last (so far) monarch, as it should be.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure that Patriarch Neofit is in a position to actively support a monarchical restoration. It is worth mentioning that the Church had compromised itself (herself?) during the socialist regime of the Bulgarian Communist Party, so many are not in favour of it. [frown]

My hope rests with Georgia, Romania and Serbia.

Have you lost the hope for a restoration of the Russian monarchy? A significant part of the Russians are monarchists, and some prominent pro-Putin politicians are monarchists, including Sergey Aksyonov, the governor of Crimea.
I hope, that monarchism will be revived in Bulgaria. Perhaps Boris Turnovo will be able to revive monarchism in Bulgaria? Tsar Simeon sadly appears to be a lost cause.
Nitpick: I dislike, when Communist regimes are called socialist. I'm actually a socialist, who vote for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, a moderate socialist party, but I'm a staunch anti-Communist, who hate PKK/PYD, the strongest Kurdish Communist movement. I support welfare states and state regulation of the economy, but I dislike Communism, because I dislike state atheism, forced collectivization of agriculture and total abolition of private enterprise. 
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Let's see:

1) No, I have not. In fact, I had originally listed Russia in place of Serbia. I just think it's not as likely as the others.

2) Yes, Tsar Simeon II does seem like a lost cause, although his restoration would have been a sight to behold (well, it's technically still possible...). If his grandson were to play his cards correctly, then abolishing the corrupt republic would seem likely.

3) I would have called it communist, if it wasn't for the fact that Communism can never actually be achieved. So while the People's Republic of Bulgaria was governed by the Bulgarian Communist Party, the regime was socialist. Azadi, you may be a social-democrat instead, which is not quite the same thing, as I understand it. Incidentally, today's Bulgarian Socialist Party is the renamed version of the BCP: the former does not advocate the spread of Socialism or Communism, but are still quite rotten. 
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Let's see:

1) No, I have not. In fact, I had originally listed Russia in place of Serbia. I just think it's not as likely as the others.

2) Yes, Tsar Simeon II does seem like a lost cause, although his restoration would have been a sight to behold (well, it's technically still possible...). If his grandson were to play his cards correctly, then abolishing the corrupt republic would seem likely.

3) I would have called it communist, if it wasn't for the fact that Communism can never actually be achieved. So while the People's Republic of Bulgaria was governed by the Bulgarian Communist Party, the regime was socialist. Azadi, you may be a social-democrat instead, which is not quite the same thing, as I understand it. Incidentally, today's Bulgarian Socialist Party is the renamed version of the BCP: the former does not advocate the spread of Socialism or Communism, but are still quite rotten. 


1) Restoration of the Russian monarchy is far more likely to happen than restoration of the French, German, Austrian, Italian, Portuguese and Greek monarchies.

2) The main culprit of the failure to restore the Bulgarian monarchy is the Constitutional Court, which banned Tsar Simeon from running for President of Bulgaria. As president, Tsar Simeon would have been able to remain above partisan politics.

3) It's true, that Communism as described by Marx has never been achieved. According to Marx, Communism means abolition of wage labor, while socialism means abolition of private ownership of the means of production, but retention of wage labor. I'm somewhat reluctant to describe myself as a social democrat, because I dislike Blairism. Contemporary European social democratic parties has embraced neoliberalism. I support traditional social democracy. Helmut Schmidt and Clement Atlee were traditional social democrats. I like the economic policies of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn. In addition, contemporary European social democratic parties support mass immigration and closer European integration. I support national sovereignty and limiting immigration. Non-Iranic immigration to Kurdistan ought to be limited, because mass immigration from different cultural spheres is a bad idea.
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A lot of Russian Orthodox bishops want to restore the Russian monarchy:
http://orthochristian.com/114970.html
The Orthodox Church is the best friend of monarchism among the Christian churches. Support for restoration of monarchies sadly isn't widespread among Catholic and Protestant bishops. I'm a Nestorian Christian, but I feel kinship with the Orthodox churches, because the Nestorian Church belongs to Eastern Christianity along with the Orthodox churches, and the Nestorian Church is opposed to filioque. I prefer the Patriarchate of Moscow to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. 
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