This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


Bust of Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich (1904-1918)

Sculpture, glazed plaster study (for marble) by the Italian sculptor Pietro Canonica, 1910. The finished bust by Canonica was set on a tall pedestal in the Maple Drawing-Room of the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo.


Canonica’s bust of Alexei can be seen on a pedestal in the center of the Maple Drawing-Room. Photo courtesy of Aleksandar Tanasijevic. 

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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 165,000 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 6 October 2018:



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

Royal riches from Russia + PHOTOS & 2 VIDEOS

Priceless gems and intimate portraits that recall the bond between the Romanovs and Windsors are the stars of a dazzling new exhibition ‘Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs’ which opens next month at The Queen’s Gallery in London.

The spire at Verkhoturye: Gateway from the Urals to Siberia + PHOTOS

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about this outpost of Orthodoxy, which benefits from a dramatic natural setting.

7 objects so huge the Russians called them tsars

Turns out some things can be too big…

North America’s First Chapel to the Royal Passion-Bearers Opens in Canada

North America’s first chapel-monument in honor of the holy Royal Passion-Bearers was officially opened on Saturday in Jackson’s Point, not far from Toronto, Ontario.

What You Need to Know About the Real Russian Romanov Family Mystery Before Watching ‘The Romanoffs’ + VIDEO – Official Trailer

The series is inspired by the mystery of the Romanov family and follows a collection of fictional, modern-day individuals who claim to be related to the the Russian Imperial Family. Note: the link to this article is for information purposes only, it does not constitute endorsement by myself or that of Royal Russia – PG

Who are Russia’s best-known monarchs? + VIDEO

RBTH examines the reigns of three famous Romanov sovereigns, all of whom help to expand Russia’s territory, modernize and reform the country.

VIDEO: The Last Tsar. Blood & Revolution

Here is a short VIDEO of the London exhibition, which includes the chandelier from the grand duchesses bedroom in the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg

Hunting, boating and enjoying the snow:

Newly-discovered photos show Tsar Nicholas II’s family at play before Russian revolutionaries executed them. More photos + video from the Science Museum exhibit in London, England

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A beautiful gold bracelet, bearing the image of the Empress Maria Alexandrovna (born Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, 1824-1880). Samuel Arnd, St. Petersburg, circa 1875.

Empress Maria Alexandrovna was consort of Russia as the first wife of Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881). She was the mother of Emperor Alexander III (1845-1894).

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