This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


Mrs Olga Kulikovsky praying at the Monastery of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers at Ganina Yama, 17th July 2018

Mrs Olga Kulikovsky, the widow of the eldest son of HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, marked her 92nd birthday on September 20th.

She lives most of the year in Russia, where she tours the country with exhibitions which feature paintings and other personal items that once belonged to her famous mother-in-law. She is often present at events honouring the Holy Royal Martyrs, and is highly respected by Orthodox Christians.

Mrs Kulikovsky continues to work tirelessly, defending the good name of Russia’s last tsar Nicholas II.

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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 160,000 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 22 September 2018:


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

‘The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution’ exhibition opens tomorrow – Friday 21st September + PHOTOS

Beginning tomorrow, the exhibition at the Science Museum in London, England will showcase a treasure trove of photographs of the last tsar and his family, found in the archives of the Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

Newly discovered photographs reveal family life of the Romanovs – in pictures

Photographs of Tsar Nicholas II and family go on show at Science Museum in London. The images were captured by Herbert Galloway Stuart, an English tutor to the nephews of Tsar Nicholas II, between 1908 and 1916. They were unearthed by chance at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford

Newly discovered photographs reveal family life of the Romanovs

Another article about the huge collection of photographs, filling 22 albums taken by Herbert Galloway Stuart, an English tutor to the nephews of Tsar Nicholas II, between 1908 and 1916.

Romanov Murder Mystery: Launch of the Last Tsar. Blood and Revolution Exhibit in London

Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, on the launch of new exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution.

5 artworks from the Romanovs exhibition in Buckingham Palace

Faberge and historic portraits shared between Russia and Britain before the Revolution feature in a new exhibition due to start in the The Queen’s Gallery of Buckingham Palace in London, England on November 8th.

How the Savior Borodino Convent was saved from the ravages of time + PHOTOS

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about the famous site, born from personal tragedy, now a national shrine.

8 best movies about Russia’s dethroned royal family: The Romanovs + VIDEO TRAILERS 

Many mysteries still hang over the life of the last Romanovs, including their relationship with the ‘Mad Monk’ Rasputin and the circumstances of their murder. It’s therefore no surprise that filmmakers from Russia, Hollywood, and Europe continue to take inspiration from their story.

Lost Masterpieces of Imperial Romanov Liturgical Silver on View at Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA., will be presenting ‘Opulence Rediscovered: the Romanov Liturgical Silver’, the first exhibition in more than 50 years of a lost masterpiece, October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019.

This extraordinary set of Russian Orthodox liturgical implements was made in 1877 as part of the imperial dowry of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (1853-1920), the only surviving daughter of Emperor Alexander II, who married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1874, and used this opulent silver set in her private chapel in the Clarence House British Royal Residence in London.

Avoiding the horrors of war: Who were Russia’s most peaceful rulers?

These Russian monarchs tried to pursue their goals mainly through peaceful means. What did they achieve?

QUIZ: Can you guess what happened to the Romanovs’ treasures?

The Romanov family owned a huge collection of jewels, every single one of which has its own unique story. But what happened to them, and where are they now?

100 Years Since the Murder of the Russian Imperial Family at Yekaterinburg

A tragedy recalled in this column in ‘Spectator Australia’ on 25th July 2018.

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PHOTO: The cover of the 496-page catalogue from the forthcoming Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs exhibition, which runs from Friday, 9 Nov 2018 – Sunday, 28 Apr 2019, in the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

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