Alfred Ernst Rosenberg, key Nazi Party ideologue, plotted for an “independent” Ukraine, to be allied with Germany. Vladimir Kirillovich, purported Grand Duke and Tsarevich (image), was tight with Germany. He was the son of Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich and Grand Duchess Viktoria Feodorovna. Grand Duke Cyril had declared himself Curator of the Russian throne in 1922. Two years later, on August 31, 1924, Cyril went a step further and assumed the title Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias.  
Cyril and his wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, nicknamed “Ducky”, had known Adolph Hitler in Munich. Associates of Cyril and Ducky worked with Alfred Rosenberg. Ducky had died in 1936, at Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, in Brittany (northwestern France). Cyril died in 1938. (Sir Rex Harrison portrayed Cyril as an embittered and dangerous enemy to Anna Anderson who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia in the 1986 mini-series Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna.) 
In December 1938, soon after Cyril’s death, the leading European newspapers “announced that Vladimir would go to Berlin to conduct secret talks with Hitler.” Vladimir Kirillovich, remember, was purported Grand Duke and Tsarevich. “The newspapers said that an expeditionary force formed of Ukrainians was to be created to cross the Soviet border through Romania and Poland.” 
Vladimir Kirillovich may have been a designated puppet monarch for a “new Ukraine.” 
Vladimir Kirillovich was one of the “Vladimirovichi”, descendants of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, younger brother of Tsar Alexander III. Other Romanov descendants can be classified under the headings of the “Alexandrovichi” (descendants of Tsar Alexander III) and the “Pavlovichi” (the two children of the murdered Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich, Maria Pavlovna and Dmitri Pavlovich).
Because Vladimir Kirillovich was of the Vladimirovichi, and he might have been used by Nazi Germany as a puppet monarch of Ukraine to advance an attack on Russia, you could call it, “The Attack of the Vladimirovichi.” (In the end, Vladimir Kirillovich, Pretender to the Russian throne, declined being Hitler’s puppet monarch in Ukraine.) 
In 1995, a Supreme Monarchist Council was established. Its aim was to promote a monarchy in Russia. “The Vladimirovichi are energetically trying to implant the idea of a Romanov restoration, specifically their own, in the minds of the Russian people.” As of at least 1999, Maria Vladimirovna headed the Imperial House of the Vladimirovichi. 
Some surviving members of the Romanov family were present, on July 17, 1998, for the re-burial of supposed remains of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Re-interred were the alleged remains of Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, three of their five children, and four close servants. But the supposed remains of Nicholas, Alexandra, etc., did not receive the blessing of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Orthodox patriarch refused even to attend! He doubted, despite disputed DNA testing, that the bones to be interred were those of the Romanovs. Also failing to honor the ceremony by their attendance were the Vladimirovichi Grand Duchess Leonida, her daughter Maria, and grandson George. The Russian military also snubbed the ceremony: it sent only “a poorly trained honor guard and no bands to play funeral marches.”  (Further background on the questioned DNA evidence supposed by some to have been iron-clad proof the Romanov remains were genuine can be found at, Long Live the Tsar!, the Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of August 25, 2014.)
Are portions of the Romanov descendants still promoting, as of 2014, a return of the Russian monarchy? Are they allied with Germany, as Vladimir Kirillovich almost was circa 1938? In 1979 Col. Maximilian Hartmann’s secret expedition to Antarctica had recovered the sacred Spear of Longinus in preparation for a planned Fourth Reich. The new European religious-corporate Reich emerged as the “European Union.” Around December 2013 a new “Operation Barbarossa” was begun, at first directed only at Ukraine. Unleashed against Ukraine were the “driving force” of far right extremist neo-Nazi politics.  Where do the Romanovs fit in? Would some of them sell their souls in return for palaces in Russia? In some ways, the return of the Romanovs to a limited function in Russia could enhance the overall prestige of that storied land. But to do this riding the coat-tails of the Kiev coup d’etat of February 2014 ought to be beneath the honor of that noble family.
——- Sources ——-
 “Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia”, Wikipedia, August 31, 2014
 The Flight of the Romanovs, by John Curtis Perry & Constantine Pleshakov. New York: Basic Books, 1999
 “Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia”, Wikipedia, August 31, 2014
 “John McCain and the Holy Lance”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, January 27, 2014. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/john-mccain-and-the-holy-lance/