ENGLISH CLUB, MOSCOW
The Moscow English Club was registered in the Russian Federation Department of Justice on September, 25, 1997 and it is now an assignee of the Moscow English Club (1772-1917). This club presentation was timed to the 850th Moscow Anniversary and it was held in its historical building in Tverskaya Street. This celebration was visited by His Highness Huno, The Duke of Oldenburg. After this event the club bears its second name: the International Aristocratic Club.
The President of this Club is Earl Aleksey Nikolayevich Kamensky.
The history of the English Club in Russia goes back to the eighteenth century. It was established in 1772 in St. Petersburg for noble foreigners, who served in Russian Royal Service, which was in line with the European tradition of those years.
In 1831, during the reign of Emperor Nikolay Pavlovich, the English Club was established in Moscow as well and became the one of Europe elite institutions.
The right to become a member of the club belonged to aristocratic families only, and even this wasn't enough: the consent of the absolute majority of families was required when voting.
Membership in the club was considered to be a significant milestone in the career of military people, officials and courtiers.
During various years the members of the club were: the Senator, Prince D. Shakhovskoy; the Maecenas, Earl D. Sheremetev; the Sculptor, Prince P. Trubetskoy; the field marshal, Prince P. Vittgenschtein; the field marshal, Prince M. Golenischev-Kutuzov; the General, Prince P. Bagration; A. Pushkin, V. Zhukovsky, I. Turgenev and other representatives of the Russian Elite.
At the end of the 19th century the Moscow English Club acquired its corporative property by purchasing the Earls Razumovski's Palace in Tverskaya Street.
The Club disposed of an excellent restaurant, rare library and its own gambling-hall. Membership in the club was open for outstanding representatives of the Russian industrial and financial elite (the Abrikosovs, the Putilovs, the Morozovs and the Mamontovs, etc.)
The club's saloon life always lay at the foundation of the best traditions in the Great Empire's life.
(The Club's Memorandum, 1997)
The European culture is a symbiosis of the Antic and Christian heritage. On basis of this joining the two thousand-year development of all European values is based. During this long period of time it was the ancient aristocracy that stood guard of the basics of the Christian morality and European culture.
The twentieth century, as none before, was rich in aggressive pressure of destructive social element. Secular traditions and principles of the Divine Right were exposed not only to critics but also to persecution. Under the false term "youth culture" the destructive element of chaos and nihilism continues to spread. That's why we again should withstand evil to save nations of Europe, and vital interests of our children.
The third millennium has come. It opens new opportunities. In Europe important changes have already happened and continue to happen: Monarchies are rising, restitution is in progress, politic map is changing, and the Euro parliament has been formed as supranational structure. But the entirety of the world Christian Relics, whose entirety is destroyed, remains to be the issue of current importance more than ever. For this very reason the true estate must have their say.
H.H. Herzog end H.H. Herzogin von Oldenburg, end H.H. Herzog Konstantin Oldenburg in Moskow, 1997
Presentation of Clubs in the Palace of English Clubs (before 1917): Prince Dmitry Shahowskoy, Prince Andrey Golizyn, Herzog Huno Oldenburg, Count Alexey Kamensky, Prince Georgy Wadbolsky, Count Sergey Kamensky, Count Nikolai Bobrinsky.
H.E. Count Kamensky end H.H. Herzog end H.H. Herzogin von Oldenburg, end H.H. Herzog Konstantin Oldenburg in Borodino
H.E. Count Kamensky the gest of H.R.H. Prince Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
Mr. von Heiseler, Baron Witzleben-Sackendorf end H.E. Count Kamensky in the Barons manor
.L. Prince Biron v. Curland end H.E. Count Kamensky
Graf zu Lerchenfeld end Count Kamensky
H.E. Count Kamensky end Princesse Andronikoff in St. Petersburg, Smolnij palace
"Seasons of Russian aristocracy", Prince V. Skopin-Shuisky and count A. Kamensky, July 2006
Anniversary of the war of 1812. Meeting of the descendants the participants of the Napoleonic wars. Tsaritsino Palace. М.von Berg and count O. O'Rourke, 24 July 2012
Anniversary of the war of 1812. Tsaritsino Palace. Count M. Kamensky, count N. Kamensky and A. v. Aderkas.
The delegation of the club's visit the Kremlin Palace. Count A. Kamensky in the chair of the boyar-equerry at the Tsar's throne, 2012