This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


Portrait of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna by contemporary Crimean artist Tatiana Vasilyevna Godovalnikova

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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 139,000 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 24 March 2018:


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

20 fascinating portraits of the Romanovs you’ve probably never seen before

Here are a number of both ceremonial and informal artworks immortalizing Russia’s imperials, created by some of the country’s finest painters. Alexandria Guzeva writes in RBTH

#Romanovs100 go live: Here’s how to find the project on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram & Twitter

The digital mosaic of 4,000 photos from the private albums of Nicholas II and his family will hit the web on April 8, exactly 100 days before the world marks the centenary of their murder by the Bolsheviks.

Culture over politics: Moscow Kremlin Museums gear up for Peter the Great exhibit with UK

The Moscow Kremlin Museums, in cooperation with Great Britain, are preparing an exhibition about the era of Czar Peter the Great

From Moscow to St. Petersburg: 6 ancient cities to see along the way

There are many superb places to enjoy between the two capitals.From Imperial rulers to poets, often traveled between the two centers of power. Peggy Lohse writes in RBTH about Klin, Tver, Torzhok, Vyshny Volochyok, Valdai, and Veliky Novgorod

4 offbeat spots near St. Petersburg with an imperial history

Quite often foreign tourists limit themselves to two main locations outside St. Petersburg – Peterhof, and the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Here is our guide to four places that few visitors see, but which are certainly worth a visit. Elena Bobrova writes in RBTH

What candies did children most desire before the Revolution?

Russians have always treated sweets with reverence, however, the tradition of mass confectionary production only began here in the late 19th century. Anna Sorokina writes in RBTH

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The Grand Duchesses Olga and Xenia Alexandrovna on board the Imperial yacht ‘Polar Star’, 1905

The sisters died seven months apart, Xenia died on 20th April 1960, at Wilderness House, Molesey, United Kingdom, Olga died on 24th November 1960, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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