This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia

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Portrait of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna in Ilinsky by the French artist François Flameng (1856-1923) – from the collection of the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve

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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 148,000 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 4 August 2018:

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

THE ROMANOV ROYAL MARTYRS – VIDEO (ENGLISH)

EPISODE 4: NICHOLAS II: REIGN-FAITH-FAMILY with Nicholas B.A. Nicholson

Yet another remarkable video production celebrating the Romanovs Martyrdom Centennial, featuring an interview with Nick Nicholson. Nicholas speaks about Nicholas’ II reign, faith, and family. He also speaks about his involvement in the project “The Romanov Royal Martyrs”.

A 10 minutes video-clip, including stunning unpublished Romanov coloured pictures, by acclaimed Russian colourist Olga Shirnina (Klimbim), from the forthcoming book.

EPISODE 3: THE IMPERIAL CHILDREN THROUGH THEIR WRITINGS with Helen Azar

A remarkable video production featuring an interview with Helen Azar. Helen speaks about the personalities of all the Romanov children according to their diaries’ entries and their letters. She also speaks about her involvement in the project “The Romanov Royal Martyrs: What Silence Could Not Conceal”.

A 12 minutes video-clip, including unpublished Romanov coloured pictures by acclaimed Russian colourist Olga Shirnina.

Coming soon: THE FINAL 2 EPISODES of THE ROMANOV ROYAL MARTYRS

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Episode 5 – The Conspiracy against Nicholas II, with Paul Gilbert – Tuesday, August 7

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Episode 6 – Romanov Family: Faith in God to the End, with Helen Rappaport Writer Wednesday, August 8

Princess Olga Andreevna Romanoff – VIDEO (ENGLISH)

Princess Olga Andreevna Romanoff tells her story, how some members of the Russian Imperial family managed to flee Bolshevik Russia – while others were murdered. She also talks about how her mother once was eager for her to marry Britain’s prince Charles.

Who among the Romanovs survived the Red Terror a century ago?

While the Bolsheviks shot Nicholas II and his family in 1918, other members of the House of Romanov were also executed. Nevertheless, dozens more managed to flee, and today the former imperial clan lives on abroad. Oleg Yegorov writes in RBTH

DNA Analysis Confirms Authenticity of Romanovs’ Remains

Will Russia’s fallen royal family finally receive a full burial from the Orthodox Church? Brigit Katz writes in ‘The Smithsonian’

Postcards from Russia: Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his Romanov cousins

Royal historian Elizabeth Jane Timms writes about some of the ‘Russian holidays’ which Lord Louis enjoyed with his Romanov relations.

Nicholas II: A Tsar’s Life for the People?

The author is an historian and foreign affairs writer resident in Denmark, where he was Danish Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen from 2014 to 2017. A former fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a policy officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, he is the author of ‘God Save the Tsar! The Romanovs and the Redemption of Russia’ (forthcoming in 2019). Matthew Dal Santo writes in ‘American Affairs’

1030 years of Russian Christianity in 8 striking architectural images

It’s over a millennium since Prince Vladimir replaced Paganism with Orthodox Christianity in Russia – the belief shines through in the iconic architecture that still stands today like textbooks written in stone. Take a look.

Amazon Getting Ready to Launch “The Romanoffs”

Amazon Studios’ much-anticipated original anthology series “The Romanoffs” will hit the world stage on Oct. 12, initially available in 200 countries simultaneously.

Forgotten Russian heroes of the Great War

There was a time when everyone in the Russian Empire knew about such heroic deeds. Today, however, many of the names of these great warriors have been forgotten. Boris Egorov writes in RBTH

How did Russians and Germans make fun of each other during WWI?

Russian propagandists often depicted their WWI enemies as pathetic dwarfs, compared with huge mighty Russian warriors. The Germans, in turn, liked to show Russians as dirty wild-bearded barbarians.

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Beautifully embroidery depicting the Holy Royal Martyrs Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna on display in the museum of the Svyato-Nikolsky Monastery, near Verkhoturye in the Urals.

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and may not reflect the opinions of Paul Gilbert and/or Royal Russia