Gambia denies web hosting Russian imperial revival bid

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Gambia denies web hosting Russian imperial revival bid

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Romanov Empire web site

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The unreal islands are supposed to be connected to The Gambia’s Tanji village via a causeway

The Gambia has turn into the most recent nation to disclaim that it’s promoting a Siberian businessman land for his plan to restore the Russian monarchy.

The Gambia “has no longer signed any memorandum of figuring out with the Romanov Empire represented via Arch Chancellor Prince Anton Bakov,” the Gambian president’s web site says

Mr Bakov instructed newshounds again house that The Gambia had agreed to let him construct synthetic islands on its Bijol islets as a base for his Romanov Empire micro-state, in go back for $60m (£44.8m) and use of the proposed hi-tech “sensible town” of Saint Nicholas, the Argumenty i Fakty web site stories.

However the Gambian executive says it didn’t comply with Mr Bakov’s proposal all through his talk over with closing month.

Govt legal professionals rejected the plans at the grounds that the Romanov Empire is “no longer an actual state… and does no longer have the authority to go into into a world treaty,” the president’s web site says.

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Romanov Empire web site

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Saint Nicholas, Africa’s proposed first ‘sensible town’

In addition they raised issues concerning the environmental and monetary implications of the synthetic islands mission.

Mr Bakov, a former MP, created the Romanov Empire micro-nation in 2011 for “folks unsatisfied with President Vladimir Putin’s regime“. It’s nominally led via “Nicholas III”, a German aristocrat with a Romanov grandmother, however has little make stronger amongst Russia’s conventional monarchists.

Mr Bakov has attempted and failed to influence a sequence of different nations – maximum lately Kiribati within the Pacific Ocean – to let him use their islands as a territorial base for his Empire.

However this newest rebuff turns out not likely to hose down his enthusiasm for restoring Russia’s imperial glory in exile. “I by no means put all my eggs in a single basket,” he instructed newshounds in his house town of Yekaterinburg.

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Anton Bakov/Wikimedia Commons

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Mr Bakov (left) discusses imperial initiatives with “Emperor Nicholas III” (proper)

Reporting via Alistair Coleman and Martin Morgan

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