The Romanovs’ Twilight


Russian news agency TASS has created a special project called The Romanovs’ Twilight, telling stories of the Romanovs who witnessed the tragic events of 1917.

The project consists of three parts: Family tree, Years of life, and Map. Each illustrates the scale of the royal exodus of the last three generations: that of Emperor Alexander III, Emperor Nicholas II, and Tsesarevich Alexei. The project also features the personal stories of every representative of the Romanov Imperial House.

The Romanovs’ Twilight also traces the paths of 62 representatives of the Romanov family who were alive in 1917. Seventeen of them were killed by the Bolsheviks, while the last 45 managed to escape from Russia and settle abroad. 

© TASS / Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 19 September 2018