This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


PHOTO: A multimedia exhibition, The New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church, opened on 16th April, at the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center in Paris.

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of a truly tragic page in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church: the execution of the Holy Martyr Emperor Nicholas II and his family, as well as the beginning of the persecution of the Russian Church by the Bolsheviks.

The exhibition will be open through 6th May 2018

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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 nearly 142,000 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 21 April 2018:


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

The Devastating True Story of the Romanov Family’s Execution

The Russian Imperial family was murdered and buried in July 1918. So why does Vladimir Putin keep bringing up the bodies? A full-length article by Simon Sebag Montefiore, originally published in the November 2016 issue of ‘Town & Country’ magazine.

Gone too Tsar: the erotic period drama that has enraged Russia

The controversial historical drama Matilda opens in British cinemas on 20th April

A British Prince’s wedding in St. Petersburg

Elizabeth Jane Timms, writes about the wedding of Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and the daughter of Emperor Alexander II, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, which took place in St Petersburg Russia in 1874.

William Brumfield: The American who made Russia’s architectural heritage famous abroad

There are many capable architectural historians in Russia, but most are only published inside the country. One American professor, however, has spent a lifetime spreading the word internationally about Russia’s astounding architecture. Ksenia Zubacheva writes in RBTH.

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PHOTO: Ring with a portrait of Emperor Alexander II

Russia, 1860 – 1870’s. Gold, silver, ivory, gouache, quartz, glass. Currently on display in the exhibition ‘Alexander II. The Liberator’, which runs until 15th October 2018, at the State Historical Museum in Moscow.

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