This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


Favourite automobile of Nicholas II presented at exhibition in Ekaterinburg

Earlier this week, the exhibition center of the UMMC Automotive Equipment Museum in Verkhnyaya Pyshma (situated just outside Ekaterinburg) opened its doors to visitors. The museum features a unique exposition of 160 cars and more than 100 motorcycles.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is a huge and luxurious Delaunay-Belleville, a particular favourite of Emperor Nicholas II. This particular auto is often seen in archival newsreels, however, Nicholas II used it more for short city trips.

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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 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 12 May 2018:


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

Hidden Treasures of our Collection of Snapshots of the Last Tsar + 34 PHOTOS!

Kendra Bean, National Science and Media Museum Collections Assistant, shares an exciting discovery from the museum’s print archive: snapshots from the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in May 1896.

Looking at Marie Antoinette and Tsarina Alexandra

Royal historian Elizabeth Jane Timms, writes about possible links between Marie Antoinette and the last Tsarina of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna.

The great Smolensk citadel: Russia’s bulwark in the West + 12 PHOTOS!

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about the massive fortress that witnessed centuries of conflict.

The 5 brightest masterpieces by ‘Russia’s Gaudi’

Extreme originality and a certain level of madness – these are the traits that unite Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi and his Russian colleague Fyodor Schechtel. The latter constructed a number of unique and equally beautiful architectural masterpieces in pre-revolutionary Moscow. Yulia Shamporova writes in RBTH.

What did the Tsarina read?

Royal historian Elizabeth Jane Timms, writes about the reading material of the last Empress of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918)

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