This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


Portrait of the Empress Alexandra Feodrovna (1900) by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845–1902)
From the collection of the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan

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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 140,000 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 7 April 2018:


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

The Romanov who became a Soviet stuntwoman

As the last surviving royal in the Soviet Union, it would have made sense for Natalia Androsova to keep a low profile. Instead, she became a vertical motorcycle performer. Tommy O’Callaghan writes in RBTH.

The fascinating story of Moscow’s chocolate factory, which survived the Revolution and WWII

Who would have imagined that what started with fruit and berry treats a serf made for his landlady would go on to become a large candy factory? Tatyana Shramchenko writes in RBTH.

Parmigiani Fleurier And The Yusupov Fabergé Egg Of 1907

The Yusupovs were an aristocratic Russian family whose most famous member was Prince Felix Yusupov II (thanks to his murder of Grigori Rasputin). The family became immensely wealthy, amassing art and jewelry collections of great renown in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including of course a Fabergé egg. Elizabeth Doerr writes in ‘The Quill & Pad’.

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This beautiful view of St Petersburg includes the Church of the Resurrection of Christ of the All-Russian Alexander Nevsky Brotherhood of Temperance (in the foreground); the Trinity-Izmailovsky Cathedral (left with blue domes); and the iconic St Isaac’s Cathedral (right). Photo: Ivan Smelov.

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