This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


A beautiful night-time view of St Isaac’s Square in St Petersburg

The equestrian monument of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855) is seen in the foreground.

The six-meter bronze statue was designed by the French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand in 1856, it was unveiled on July 7th [O.S. June 25th] 1859.

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This Week in the News includes a link and brief summary to full-length articles published in the past week from English language media and internet sources.

This initiative is a courtesy to those who do not have a Facebook account, or for some reason cannot view the Royal Russia Facebook page – now, with more than 137,000 followers from around the world!

Royal Russia is pleased to offer our dedicated followers with the following full-length articles, on a variety of topics covering the Romanov dynasty, their legacy, monarchy, and the history of Imperial and Holy Russia, for the week ending 3 March 2018:


ARTICLES – click on the headlines below to read the respective articles

Ancient Church Reborn in Vladimir + VIDEO

One of the most iconic Russian Orthodox churches, the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, a UNESCO World Heritage site has been freed from the power lines that marred it’s historic charm and beauty.

The Fabergé Museum of St. Petersburg

A pre-Easter egg treat in the northern capital.

5 must-see places in Uglich, the newborn pearl of Russia’s Golden Ring

In February this year the town became the part of the legendary tourist route, the Golden Ring, which links Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. Yulia Shamporova writes in RBTH.

Just for fun . . . QUIZ: What was the cost of living in Russia before the Revolution?

Was life during the Russian Empire in 1913 cheaper than it is today? Test your knowledge here – and keep in mind that one imperial Russian ruble is worth about 1,818 rubles or $31.5 today. Good luck!

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Detail of the main staircase in the Vladimir Palace, the St. Petersburg residence of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and his wife Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna.

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