This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


The March 16th 1917 edition of ‘The Daily Mirror’ announcing the Tsar’s abdication

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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 146,000 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 July 2018:


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

Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich branded George V ‘a scoundrel’ and blamed him for the Russian Imperial family’s murders

“Brilliant new research helps dispel any doubt about King George V’s stance on his Russian cousins” – Christopher Wilson

Dmitri Pavlovich Dmitri Pavlovich explosive diaries have revealed his hatred towards George V. Excerpts are now published in English for the first time in Coryne Hall’s new book ‘To Free the Romanovs’.

Royal historian and author Coryne Hall is a regular contributor to both ‘ROYAL RUSSIA’ and ‘SOVEREIGN’


I have created a NEW page in my Royal Russia site, which features articles and links with information on the upcoming Tsar’s Days in Ekaterinburg.

Serbian Church to Mark Centenary of Romanov Martyrdom with Liturgy and Procession

A Divine Liturgy and procession in Belgrade, to be headed by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia.

Head of Romanov Family Association to visit St. Petersburg on July 15

The head of the Romanov Family Association, Princess Olga Andreyevna Romanoff, will arrive in St Petersburg on a private visit on July 15th

Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

Ilya Repin’s masterpiece in Moscow’s Tretyakov gallery was struck with a metal pole in May

The Origin of Ivan the Terrible’s Nickname

When Ivan IV Vasilyevich became Grand Prince of Moscow in 1533, the principality was a landlocked country. By the time of his death in 1584, he managed to conquer vast stretches of land and expand his inheritance into a huge empire, covering 4,050,000 km2 (1,560,000 square miles) on two continents and became the first Russian Tsar, earning his nickname Ivan the Terrible in the process.

Gatchina: St. Petersburg’s Unknown Palace

The most private and perhaps the most mysterious of all St. Petersburg’s former imperial residences.One of its owners, Tsar Alexander III, saw it as the perfect escape from the bustle and noise of the capital.

Tobolsk: Exuberance of Siberian Baroque + 12 PHOTOS!

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about this gateway to the east which boasts a number of unique constructions.

A Guide to St. Petersburg’s Most Beautiful Religious Buildings

Eleven places of worship built during the Tsarist period, which have survived to this day

Why Peter the Great Tortured and Killed His Own Son

Many monarchs throughout history have killed family members. But even those royals might have been aghast at the actions of Russian tsar Peter the Great, who in 1718 had his eldest son tortured to death for allegedly conspiring against him.

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The Russian Bedroom, Fredensborg Palace. PHOTO: Det Danske Kongehus

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