Russian officers were so shocked by the miserable failure of napoleonic France that they tried to change Russia according to it (decabrist movement).
Napoleon did not restore monarchy by divine order, he created monarchy by law.
He restored elite, in reaction to the "levelers" jacobins. But this elite was based on talent, in any domain (army, but also culture and industry). This is the meaning of Legion d'Honneur.
Nobody had to prove ancient titles of ancestors. "We don't have ancestors, we are ancestors" said one of his marshals.