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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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III.

THE EMPEROR AND GRAND DUKE.

(13) The Emperor of Russia is Grand Duke
of Finland ; the throne of the Grand Duchy is
indissolubly united to the throne of the
Empire.*

Consequently the order of succession to the
throne of Finland is the same as that which
has been established by the Imperial laws for
the succession to the throne of Russia.

The Emperor, on his accession to the throne,
publishes, as Grand Duke of Finland, a mani-

* In par. IV. of the Russian Code of Fundamental Laws,
we find the law relating to the union of Finland with Russia.
It runs as follows : " From the Imperial throne of All the
Russias are inseparable—the throne of the kingdom of Poland
and that of the Grand Duchy of Finland."—(Author’s note.)

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