This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


PHOTO: Memorial to the Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna (1825-1844) – the youngest daughter of Emperor Nicholas I and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (née Princess Charlotte of Prussia) – at the Cottage Palace, situated in the Alexandria Park, Peterhof

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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 152,000 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 25 August 2018:


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

Tsar Nicholas II Conference to be Held in England in October

Thank you to the / web site for helping spread the word about the upcoming Nicholas II Conference, to be held in Colchester, England this Fall

The Children of the Last Tsar of Russia

Their family would grow up amid all the splendour of the last days of the Russian Empire although, behind palace doors, the children experienced a more simple way of life that involved hard beds and household chores. For there was much more to life than glitter and gold for the children of the last Tsar. Lydia Starbuck writes in Royal Central.

How the ‘royal disease’ destroyed the life of Russia’s last tsarevich

Tsarevich Alexei’s short life was full of pain and suffering: he was afflicted by a congenital disease his entire life, and was shot by the Bolsheviks at the age of 13.

Tsaritsyno: The idyllic palace park where Muscovites escape the big city (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

In the south of Moscow you’ll find a beautiful and tranquil estate filled with lush green spaces, and a magnificent Gothic style palace. It was initially built to showcase the grandeur of the Russian Empire during the reign of Catherine the Great.

8 mind-blowing facts about Harbin, the Chinese city built by Russians (PHOTOS)

In the decade from 1913 to 1923, Russia went through World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Russian Civil War. In the 1920s Harbin was flooded with 100,000 to 200,000 White émigrés fleeing from Russia. Harbin held the largest Russian population outside of the state of Russia.

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PHOTO: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna’s devoted companion and former maid Emilia Tenso (“Mimka”) is buried near the grand duchess’s grave in York Cemetery, Toronto

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