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The German Reich was significantly larger than the current Germany.

Jurisdictions within the German Empire/ Übersichtskarte der Rechtsgebiete im Deutschen Reich, 1908, public domain via Wikimedia.

The name “Reuss” is exactly as it appears. It’s related to Kyivan Rus (Ukraine) and to the name for Russia. Furthermore, the German coup ringleader, Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss of Köstritz, descends bilaterally from the House of Reuss and from Russian princesses-Tsars. One source says that his wife is Iranian. Another that his “life partner” is Russian.

According to DW News: “The Reichsbürger movement is made up of a number of small organizations and individuals, mainly in the states of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg, Western Pomerania and Bavaria. They do not accept the legality of the Federal Republic of Germany or any of its government authorities. The movement argues that the German constitution prior to World War Il was never properlv nullified and that the formation of the former West Germany in 1949, and now reunified Germany, was therefore never valid…” DW: https://youtu.be/J7KPWsubzIo

The Reichsbürger group dates from the 1980s, when Putin was an East German Stasi-Russia KGB liaison officer. Putin is believed to have been a handler for extreme left and extreme right movements in Europe. Is this related to the Russian Imperial Movement? https://2017-2021.state.gov/designation-of-the-russian-imperial-movement/index.html
German neo-Nazis trained at Russian camps: report: Militant right-wing extremists in Germany are receiving combat training in Russia, a German news magazine has reported.“ 05.06.2020 By Kristie Pladson Excerpt: “The “Partizan” camp is run by followers of Russia’s right-wing extremist Russian Imperial Movement (RIM). German intelligence believes RIM has two camps close to Saint Petersburg. The organization seeks the restoration of the Russian Empirehttps://www.dw.com/en/german-neo-nazis-trained-at-russian-camps-report/a-53692907

DW News says that the alleged coup plotting “group had already started planning all of this in practice and the the intentions of this group were quite significant they really planned to put in place a coup and the ringleader of this group had already according to the prosecutors reached out for example to representatives of Russia here in Germany, because the group saw Russia as the one country who could help them negotiate this new order new government that they wanted to install in Germany and also given the size of this operation to dismantle this group it seems like the threat was quite significant” DW: https://youtu.be/J7KPWsubzIo

In the House of Reuss, they are called Prince Heinrich Reuss, but with a complicated numbering system. Heinrich XIII Reuss is not even the oldest child in his family, so apparently wouldn’t have been eligible for anything under the old system of nobility-monarchy.

The would-be German Kaiser-Prince of Reuss, descends from both Tsarist houses. The surname Reuss is actually related to the Rus/Reuthenians/Rurik dynasty. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rurik_dynasty

More recently, he descends from the House of Romanov. So, if he is going to dream so big as to make himself German Kaiser, it’s possible that he would lay claim to Ukraine and even Russia itself. More likely it’s a Russian plot, however, to put him in charge of Germany and Ukraine.

He’s kin to the Reuss (Rurik Tsar descendants) bilaterally, and to the House of Romanov (Tsars) bilaterally. He’s also distantly kin to Queen Elizabeth/King Charles.

It’s not really comprehensible: you hear about such plans from other countries but for this to happen outside my front door?’ said Melanie Merle, who lives close to the apartment in the financial capital Frankfurt where Prince Reuss was arrested. ‘The government we have is not ideal but probably better than what they had planned,’…”https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/more-arrests-expected-german-coup-plot-coming-days-say-authorities-2022-12-08/

The name “Reuss”:
The Latin name Ruthenus (or Rusze in German) was first used by Henry the Younger (documented to November 4, 1292), son of Henry I, a bailiff of Plauen (documented from December 16, 1238 to March 7, 1303) as a nickname (Henrico de Plawe dicto Ruze). He received this because of a longer stay in eastern areas and because of his marriage to the prince’s daughter Maria Swihowska, who came from a Ruthenian princely house and was the daughter of the Galician prince Swihowsky and a Russian princess.

While the name “Reuss” was still an epithet for Heinrich (I) Ruthenus, his son Heinrich (II) used it as a family name from 1307. The name “Reuss” only applies to him and his descendants. The bailiffs of Weida and Gera as well as the burgraves of Plauen are relatives from the same male line, but not Reussen, the bailiffs of Plauen are the direct ancestors of the Reuss line….https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haus_Reuß

European manuscripts dating from the 11th century used the name Ruthenia to describe Rus’, the wider area occupied by the ancient Rus’ (commonly referred to as Kievan Rus’). This term was also used to refer to the Slavs of the island of Rügen or to other Baltic Slavs, whom 12th-century chroniclers portrayed as fierce pirate pagans—even though Kievan Rus’ had converted to Christianity by the 10th centuryhttps://web.archive.org/web/20221130032523/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthenia

Prince Heinrich XIII’s mother:
Princess Woizlawa Feodora Reuss of Köstritz (née Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 17
December 1918 – 3 June 2019) was a German royal and by birth member of the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. At the time of her death at the age of 100, she was the oldest living royal and the oldest living resident of Görwihl.[1][2]…

Her parents were Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg and Princess Viktoria Feodora Reuss zu Schleiz (1889-1918).

Her father was the seventh son of Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823–1883) by his third wife Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1850–1922).

Her mother Princess Viktoria Feodora was the eldest child of Heinrich XXVII, Prince of Reuss zu Schleiz, regent of Principality of Reuss-Greiz and Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, granddaughter of Princess Feodora of Leiningen, half-sister of Queen Victoria.

Princess Viktoria Feodora died a day after Woizlawa’s birth. She was named for Woizlawa, the daughter of Wartislaw I (d. 1135), Duke of Pomerania, and the wife of Pribislav (d. 1178), an Oborite prince and the first Duke of Mecklenburg. Her name was an acknowledgement that the House of Mecklenburg, although Germanized over the centuries, was originally of Slavic origins.

She was a first cousin of:
* Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia (1876–1938) pretender to the Russian throne after the assassination of his cousin Nicholas II of Russia.
* Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (1879–1952), consort of Christian X of Denmark.
* Cecilie, German Crown Princess (1886–1954), wife of William, German Crown Prince.
* Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (1909–2004), queen regnant of the Netherlands.

[…]
On 15 September 1939 in Bad Doberan Woizlawa married her 4th cousin, Prince Heinrich I Reuss of Köstritz, elder son of Prince Heinrich XXXIV Reuss of Köstritz and Princess Sophie Renate Reuss of Köstritz.[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Renate_Reuss_of_Köstritz

They had six children (one daughter and five sons).[5]

* Princess Feodora Elisabeth Sophie Reuss of Köstritz (b. 5 February 1942) ⚭ Count Gisbert zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (b. 1942); has issue
* Prince Heinrich VIII Reuss (b. 30 August 1944) ⚭ Baroness Dorit von Ruffin (b. 1948); has issue
* Prince Heinrich IX Reuss of Köstritz (b. 30 June 1947) ⚭ Baroness Amelie Besserer von Thalfingen (b. 1959); has issue
* Prince Heinrich X Reuss of Köstritz (b. 28 July 1948) ⚭ Baroness Elisabeth Akerhielm af Margarethelund (b. 1946); divorced, has issue ⚭ Countess Antonia von Arnim (b. 1949); no issue
* Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss of Köstritz (b. 4 December 1951) ⚭ morganatically Susan Doukht Jaladi (b. 1956); has issue. In December 2022, he was named as the figurehead of an attempted right wing coup d’etat in Germany when the alleged conspirators were arrested.[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Reuss
* Prince Heinrich XV Reuss of Köstritz (b. 9 October 1956) ⚭ (morg.) Anja Charlotte Noothcooper (b. 1975); has issue
At the time of her death, she was one of the only remaining members of the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, after her cousins (twice-removed), Donata and Edwina…

In 1935 Woizlawa Feodora’s husband has been adopted by one of his relatives, Heinrich XLV, Hereditary Prince Reuss Younger Line (1895–1945), head and last male member of the House of Reuss Younger Line, for inheritance reasons, and after the latter’s death in 1945 had become the sole heir of the private assets that had remained in the ownership of the House of Reuss Younger Line after its dethronement in the German Revolution of 1918
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchess_Woizlawa_Feodora_of_Mecklenburg
Frederich Francis III married https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchess_Anastasia_Mikhailovna_of_Russia

Princess Woizlawa Feodora Reuss’ grandfather (Heinrich maternal great-grandfather): “He was born in Schloss Ludwigslust, the eldest son of Hereditary Grand Duke Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and his wife Princess Alexandrine of Prussia. He became heir apparent to the grand duchy following the death of his great-grandfather Frederick Francis I on 1 February 1837. Frederick Francis was privately educated until 1838. He then attended the Blochmann institute in Dresden before going to the University of Bonn.[1][2] Frederick Francis succeeded his father as Grand Duke on 7 March 1842.”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Francis_II,_Grand_Duke_of_Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Her great-grandfather and grandmother:
He was born in Ludwigslust the son of Friedrich Ludwig, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, and was the only surviving grandchild of Paul I of Russia who was born during the Tsar’s lifetime. Paul Friedrich was educated at Geneva, Jena and Rostock. Paul Friedrich became heir-apparent to the throne of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1819, upon the death of his father, the Hereditary Grand Duke…”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Frederick,_Grand_Duke_of_Mecklenburg-Schwerin “Elena Pavlovna (Russian: Великая Княжна Елена Павловна; 24 December 1784 [OS 13 December] – 24 September 1803) was born a grand duchess of Russia as the daughter of Paul I, Emperor of all the Russias and later became the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin as the wife of Frederick Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1778–1819)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchess_Elena_Pavlovna_of_Russia

Heinrich’s mother’s father (Heinrich maternal grandfather) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Adolf_Friedrich_of_Mecklenburg

The Reuss connection to the Ruthenian-Rurik House (Tsars).
In 1306 the Plauen branch was subdivided into an elder line that died out in 1572, and a younger line called Plauen at Greiz. Henry, the founder of the Plauen line (d. about 1300), on account of his marriage with a granddaughter of King Daniel of Galicia received the surname of “der Reusse” (Ruthenus), whence the name passed to the country.[1]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_County_of_Reuss
Daniel of Galicia “was also known as Danylo Romanovych,” and was part of the Rurik House. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_of_Galicia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_of_Galicia#/media/File:Kingdom_of_Galicia_Volhynia_Rus’_Ukraine_1245_1349.jpg
The Rurikid dynasty was founded in 862 by Rurik, a Varangian prince. The scholarly consensus is that the Rus’ people originated in what is currently coastal eastern Sweden around the eighth century and that their name has the same origin as Roslagen in Sweden (with the older name being Roden).[11][12][13]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rurik_dynasty
The Ruriks were Swedes and the Romanovs mostly German. In particular, Catherine the Great was German and Peter the Great was German with some Tatar ancestry.

Heinrich’s paternal grandmother:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Renate_Reuss_of_Köstritz
Heinrich’s paternal great-grandmother https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Marie_Alexandrine_of_Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Her father: “Born in Weimar, he was the second but eldest surviving son of Karl Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Alexander,_Grand_Duke_of_Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia: “paternal grandmother, Catherine the Great (1729–1796) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchess_Maria_Pavlovna_of_Russia_(1786–1859)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Frederick,_Grand_Duke_of_Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach relationship to UK Queen Victoria’s husband and thus to King Charles, as well as the last German Kaiser and last Russian Tsar:
The senior (Ernestine) branch of the House of Wettin lost the electorship to the Albertine line in 1547, but retained its holdings in Thuringia, dividing the area into a number of smaller states. One of the resulting Ernestine houses, known as Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld until 1826 and as Saxe-Coburg and Gotha after that, went on to contribute kings of Belgium (from 1831) and Bulgaria (1908–1946), as well as furnishing consorts to queens regnant of Portugal (Prince Ferdinand) and the United Kingdom (Prince Albert), and the Emperor of Mexico (Carlota of Mexico)[4] Thus, the British and Portuguese thrones became possessions of persons who belonged to the House of Wettin for a time.”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Wettin

Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Albert grandfather of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Tsar Nicolas II, and King George V: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert,_Prince_Consort
Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. Their children married into royal and noble families across the continent, earning Victoria the sobriquet “the grandmother of Europe” and spreading haemophilia in European royalty.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria

Did Vladimir Putin Support Anti-Western Terrorists as a Young KGB Officer? 
Putin has sworn his time as a KGB officer in Dresden was uneventful. There’s a lot of reason to doubt that claimhttps://web.archive.org/web/20220222204953/https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/06/20/vladimir-putin-dresden-kgb-330203
THE SYSTEM OF PUTIN: Putin’s early years

CORRECT!V has reconstructed Putin’s early years in an elaborate investigation. As a young KGB officer, Vladimir Putin displays the ruthlessness that later catapults him into the Russian presidency. Putin plans the blackmail of a professor with pornographic material, he employs a notorious neo-Nazi as one of his informants – and forgives colleagues for anything as long as they are loyal
”. von David Crawford, Marcus Bensmann 30. July 2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20181118081447/https://correctiv.org/en/latest-stories/the-system-of-putin/2015/07/30/putins-early-years

German neo-Nazis trained at Russian camps: report: Militant right-wing extremists in Germany are receiving combat training in Russia, a German news magazine has reported. Officials say they cannot prevent them from going“.
Date 05.06.2020 Author Kristie Pladson
Excerpt: “The “Partizan” camp is run by followers of Russia’s right-wing extremist Russian Imperial Movement (RIM). German intelligence believes RIM has two camps close to Saint Petersburg. The organization seeks the restoration of the Russian Empire
Related Subjects Holocaust, Nazis, Vladimir Putin, Germany, NPD, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, 2018 World Cup
Keywords Russia, Germany, Nazi, neo-Nazi, NPD, The Third Way https://www.dw.com/en/german-neo-nazis-trained-at-russian-camps-report/a-53692907