This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


PHOTO: Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna with her brother Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, on the garden terrace leading into the Semi-Circular Hall of the Alexander Palace, 1909

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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.

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Royal Russia is pleased to offer our dedicated followers with the following 5 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 24 November 2018:


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

A Pearl Earring and Imperial Russia

Royal historian Elizabeth Jane Timms writes about a pearl earring, which is currently on display in London. This extraordinarily poignant object has its own silent story to tell, concerning the fate of the Romanovs. Believed to have belonged to the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, this single pearl earring is symbolic of the pieces of the Tsarina’s personal jewellery that followed her – if indeed it is hers – literally until the end.

How did Moscow’s Kremlin become Russia’s main symbol of power and authority? + PHOTOS

Over two centuries ago, Napoleon planned to obliterate the main symbol of Russia, the Moscow Kremlin. Only thanks to natural forces and the people of Moscow was this tragedy prevented.

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PHOTO: A charming photo of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, on the balcony of the Imperial Hunting Lodge at Spala, 1897

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