This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna on the balcony of the Alexander Palace, 1906
Photo: State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF)

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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 138,000 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 10 March 2018:


ARTICLES – click on the red headline text below to read the respective articles

Everything you wanted to know about the Russia’s Golden Ring

Picturesque churches, golden domes, ancient history, nature, and tasty Russian food – we’ve brought together all you need about the famous tourist route not far from Moscow.

History photo-puzzle: #Romanovs100 launches in April, here’s what to expect

The multi-platform photo project is dedicated to Russia’s last reigning family: Nicholas II, his wife and their five children.

How did Russians use social networks in the 19th century?

Mobile apps and social networking are relatively young, but we can’t imagine our lives without them. That’s because they meet people’s basic needs. If Facebook and WhatsApp had been available to Pushkin or Tolstoy, they’d have surely used them. Let’s look at the means of social networking that they did enjoy without digital devices.
Georgy Manaev writes in RBTH.

Are Faberge’s long lost treasures still hidden somewhere in Russia?

The House of Faberge is renowned for the fabulous jeweled Easter eggs it created for the Russian royal family. By the time of the Russian Revolution, it had become one of the biggest jewelry firms in the world, with a huge turnover and mass of accumulated treasures. But in the revolutionary turmoil of the times, the firm lost track of most of its gorgeous valuable objects. Is it possible they are still to be found in Russia? Alexey Timofeychev writes in RBTH.

Legends of the Metropol: the Tsarist hotel that preserved its luxury through Soviet times

As one of Moscow’s most iconic buildings, the hotel – which was built at the beginning of the 20th century – holds many secrets and boasts brilliant examples of art nouveau. Yulia Shamporova writes in RBTH.

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Emperor Nicholas II holding his son and heir Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, on the deck of the Imperial yacht ‘Polar Star’, 1905. Photo: State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF)

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