This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


The entrance to Livadia Palace, Crimea

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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 145,000 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 30 June 2018:


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

East Cowes marks links with The Last Tsar

A century after their deaths, surviving descendants of the Romanov family are coming to East Cowes in July to dedicate a memorial which marks their link with East Cowes. From July 6 until July 8, East Cowes will remember with a new monument, an exhibition at Barton Manor.

How did the Imperial Russian Navy perish? + 15 PHOTOS

The tragic events of the early 20th century dealt a fateful blow to the Imperial Russian Navy. Its best warships were lost during the Russia-Japanese war and those which survived were swept away by WWI and the Russian Revolution.

‘Rediscover’ famous Fabergé eggs, frames at Hillwood this summer + 12 PHOTOS

A new exhibition “Fabergé Rediscovered” at D.C.’s Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, through Jan. 13, 2019

Moscow 100 years ago: Panoramic photos from the Romanov private archive

#Romanovs100, RT’s historical photo-puzzle project, has published some astonishing panoramic images from the Romanov private archive, taken when they visited Moscow in the early 1900s. See if you can recognize the city of golden domes in these weathered shots from the days of the Russian Empire.

3 foreign businessmen who struck it rich in Imperial Russia

Russia has always been a mysterious land for businessmen from abroad, but it proved to be a “golden land” for some who dared to try their luck here. Ksenia Zubacheva writes in RBTH

Moscow Kremlin in the 18th and 19th centuries + 12 PHOTOS

No, that’s not a mistake. Russian designers have meticulously recreated the look of the Moscow Kremlin in 1700 and 1800 – and you’re about to see what only our ancestors could. Georgy Manaev reports in RBTH

Portraits of Russian imperial women: Alix and Ella

Royal historian Elizabeth Jane Timms writes about the artworks by the fashionable German portrait painter and historical artist Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1860-1920) of Princess Alix of Hesse, later Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna and her elder sister, Elisabeth Feodorovna, ‘Ella’ Grand Duchess Sergei of Russia.

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The tricolour flag of the Russian Empire for “Celebrations” from 1858 to 1883, bearing the Russian coat of arms

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