Grand Prince Pr. Dr. Valeriy Viktorovich Kubarev granted the Titles Count of the Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich to Dr. Pavlos Rizos and Knight Vladimiros Rizos. Count Vladimiros Rizos was appointed the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Holy Russia and the Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich in Hellenic Republic and Corfu.
Grand Prince Pr. Dr. Valeriy Viktorovich Kubarev, Holy Russia, Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich and Found of Princes advocate the preservation of the noble and aristocratic traditions of peoples around the world, including Italians, Venetians and Greeks.
The ancestors of the Rizos family in the direct male line go back to the ancient Romans from the shores of southern Italy, who eventually moved to Naples and at the beginning of the second Millennium were part of the Neapolitan aristocracy. In Naples spelling reverie attended by had several options – Riccio, Ritii, Rizzo. Since the XV century, part of the family settled in Corfu, where the name got the Greek spelling Rizos. The family was described in the catalogue of the nobility of Corfu Libro D'Oro until 6 July 1797, when Napoleon's troops captured Corfu and deliberately destroyed the ancestral records of Libro D'Oro, banning the nobility.
In the past, members of the Rizos family held the Titles Baron, Count and one of the family members received the Title Marquis on June 27, 1770 in Naples. Information about family titles can be found in several sources below:
1. Serra di Gerace Livio, Manoscritti Araldici, Archivio di Stato di Napoli.
2. Eug. Rizo-Rangabé, Livre d'or de la noblesse ionienne, I (Corfu), ΙΙ, (Céphalonie), III( Zante), Αθήνα 1925-1927, 289+709+270 σελ.
3. Αντωνίου Ι. Αγιούς. ΤΑ ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑΙΚΑ (Ιστορικά Ανάλεκτα) Κέρκυρα 2005
In order to develop the idea of monarchical statehood of Russia, in the name of peace and prosperity of Russia, in the name of restoring historical justice and in the name of strengthening international friendship, the Highest Decrees granted the Titles Count to Dr. Pavlos Rizos and Knight Vladimiros Rizos.
By Royal Decree, Count Vladimiros Rizos was appointed Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Holy Russia and the Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich to Hellenic Republic and Corfu in order to establish friendly and diplomatic relations between Greece, Corfu and Holy Russia.
Holy Russia, Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich and Fund of Princes intimately congratulate Count Dr. Pavlos Rizos and Count Vladimiros Rizos with the assignment of Titles of Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich and the introduction into Fund of Princes, and with the appointment of Count Vladimiros Rizos the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Holy Russia and Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich.
We wish the new members of the Russian Imperial House of Rurik and the Found of Princes every success in their work and personal lives. God bless all the Knights of The Russian Imperial House of Rurikovich!