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Dear Friends of Royal Russia:
This letter is part of my annual Summer appeal to Romanov enthusiasts and admirers of the history of Imperial and Holy Russia.
Established in 1994, Royal Russia has been a personal labour of love of mine for more than two decades, one which I am honoured to share with many others around the world on a daily basis. I am able to achieve this via my web site, news blog and through the publication of books and my two popular periodicals: Royal Russia and Sovereign.
I devote many hours each day, browsing Russian language media sites to bring you the latest news on the Romanov dynasty, their history and legacy, exhibitions, and more. Articles and news stories of interest are translated from Russian, and supplemented with photographs and videos.
In the past year, the Royal Russia web site has undergone a few changes. The Royal Russia News Archive, which was created in March 2011, now features more than 2,300 news stories, and thousands of photographs. The NEW Royal Russia News site was launched on 27th January 2018. It currently features more than 140 richly illustrated articles and news stories translated from Russian media sources and updated daily.
Web Site and Blog:
In 2017, the Royal Russia web site welcomed more than 5 million visitors from around the world. The growing number of visitors who utilize my web site on a daily basis has resulted in a steady increase in my monthly operational and maintence costs.
For instance, I am forced to pay for more bandwidth in order to accommodate such a large and growing audience. This also allows me to upload and share more videos, photographs (JPEGs), music (MPEGs), online auction catalogues and other documents (PDFs), which take up a lot of space.
Further, I pay an annual fees to my web-hosts Lycos-Angelfire and WordPress, plus monthly fees to keep my web site and blog free from advertising pop-ups, domain registration and a host of other services.
All of these fees are paid for out of my own pocket, and paid in US dollars.
This financial strain has deepened even further since I semi-retired in October 2016, and downsized both the publishing and book selling divisions of my business. The regular updates on the Royal Russia web site and news blog are now more dependant than ever on the kindness and generosity of its followers and supporters.
It is the cost of translating articles and news stories from Russian into English, which puts the greatest strain on the limited finances which I have to work with.
Full-length articles by Russian historians and experts are being published in English for the first time in issues of my bi-annual periodicals Royal Russia and Sovereign. Each issue offers a growing number of such articles, offering readers fresh, new information from archival sources which have opened to researchers in recent years.
If you enjoy all the FREE articles, photographs, and videos on Royal Russia, as well as the weekly news and blog updates, please help support my work by making a donation.
If you would like to show your support for Royal Russia by making a personal donation, you may do this with a credit card in US dollars by clicking on the Donate button below. Your donation, no matter how small (even $5 would be appreciated) will help to offset growing annual operation and maintenance costs. Donations can also be made by cheque, money order, or cash in both US or Canadian dollars, by downloading the donation form below.
Please note that there certainly is no obligation, this is merely a request for you to help by showing your personal support of my work and keeping the memories of old Russia alive.
Thank you for your ongoing interest and support of Royal Russia. I look forward to bringing you many more years of articles, news stories, videos and photographs of the Romanov dynasty, their legacy, and the history of Imperial and Holy Russia.
Royal Russia Founder / Website Administrator
1 July 2018
NOTE: If you have recently made a donation, please accept my most sincere thanks for support of my work. You will receive confirmation and thanks by e-mail or regular post.