Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich Exhibition Opens in Perm


This article was researched from Russian media sources and written by Paul Gilbert, Founder of Royal Russia, and Royal Russia News Administrator © 2018

On 16th February 2018, a unique exhibition on Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich opened in the museum and exhibition center of the Monastery of the Holy Royal Martyrs at Ganina Yama. The exhibition explores the life of Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich and his murder in the Siberian city of Perm on the night of 12/13 June 1918. The exhibition was organized by the staff of the Perm State Archive.

In 1918, many members of the Russian Imperial family were murdered in the Urals: Ekaterinburg, Alapaevsk and Perm. Among them, was Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich (1878-1918), the younger brother of Emperor Nicholas II. Until now, the circumstances of his murder remain a mystery, as well as the location of his remains.

Ongoing research by archivists of the Perm State Archive continue to work on the identification of new documents containing information about the stay of Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich in the Urals in 1918 and his murder.

In this exhibtion, archivists present items devoted to the period of Mikhail Alexandrovich’s life in Perm, the circumstances of his murder, the organizers and participants of the murder of the Grand Duke, and the search for his remains.

The exhibition features photos related to the Perm period of the Grand Duke’s life, memories of the organizers and participants in his murder, articles in the newspapers of 1918, photographs from the places where specialists have searched for remains, and more.

All exhibits are from the collection of the Perm State Archive, and include documents from the Perm Gubernia Committee of the RCP, the Perm District Party Committee, the Motovilikhinsky District Committee of the CPSU, the Perm branch of the Society of Old Bolsheviks, the collection of documents on the history of the Perm organizations of the CPSU and the Komsomol, and the collection of photo documents of the archive.

The exhibition runs until 16 March 2018, in the Museum and Exhibition Center, located on the ground floor of the Church of the Reigning Mother of God at the Monastery of the Holy Royal Martyrs at Ganina Yama. Admission is free.

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© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 16 January, 2018