This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


“A picture is worth a thousand words”

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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 150,000 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 18 August 2018:

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


#Romanovs100 ran for 100 days of summer 2018, marking the centenary of the Romanov family’s murder by the Bolsheviks. Now all of the project’s digital creations are consolidated into a new re-designed website.

6 People Who Claimed to Have Been Romanovs

Over the years, a number of people have come forward pretending to be exiled members of the Romanov family. Some merely wanted to be famous, while others were convinced that they truly had royal blood coursing through their veins. Today, all members of the immediate family have been identified through DNA evidence as having been killed.

The personal jewellery of the last Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna

The personal jewellery of the last Tsarina of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918) provides a living, tangible timeline of her private life, quite apart from the glittering jewels which she would have worn as a Romanov bride.
Royal historian and writer Elizabeth Jane Timms writes in ‘Royal Central’

5 facts about the war that turned Russia into a great power

The Great Northern War with Sweden turned little-known Muscovy into a global superpower – the Russian Empire. It was during this conflict that Russia won its first naval victory and the Russian Guard was born.

House of Faberge: The story behind the world’s most luxurious eggs

For over a century, the name Faberge has evoked wealth, opulence and the world’s most extravagant Easter eggs. The small, intricately decorated objets d’art — which Russia’s royal House of Romanov commissioned from the jeweler and goldsmith Peter Carl Faberge — are, still today, some of the most exquisite decorative works ever created.

Faberge eggs from the heart of the Russian imperial court (12 PHOTOS)

Hillwood Museum, A Treasury of Russian and European Art of the 18th-19th Centuries in the United States + 16 PHOTOS

They say that the Hillwood Museum is “the Hermitage, the Peterhof, and the Diamond Fund all in a single location.” Apparently, one of the largest Russian art collections outside of Russia is located in the estate on the fringes of Washington.

Better a Kind Light Than Black Despondency (PHOTOS)

Professor William Brumfield on the photographs of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky and on Russia

Goritsky Monastery: Baroque masterpiece in Pereslavl-Zalessky + 12 PHOTOS

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about the picturesque complex, and it’s role in Russian history.

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On 12th August 2018, the gravestone of Peter Zakharovich Ermakov (1884-1952) was doused with a can of red paint – the paint symbolizing the blood he spilled.

This is the third time that local monarchists have vandalized the Bolshevik’s grave, situated in an Ekaterinburg cemetery.

Ermakov, is one several men responsible for the murders of Nicholas II and his family in the Ipatiev House on the night of 16/17 July 1918.

In 1951, at a reception, which gathered all the local Party elite in Sverdlovsk, Peter Ermakov approached Soviet Red Army General Georgy Zhukov and held out his hand. Frowning in disgust Zhukov looked Ermakov in the eye, and muttered, “I do not shake the hands of the murderers.” Click HERE to read the article.

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