This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia


PHOTO: On 23rd December 2018, the Head of the Russian Imperial House HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna marks Her 65th birthday. 

On behalf of Royal Russia, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Her Imperial Highness, good health and happiness in the coming year ahead – Paul Gilbert

Last year, I had the honour of interviewing Her Imperial Highness on a wide range of topics on the past, present and future of the Russian Imperial House. My 19-page interview was published in the No. 11 Winter 2017 issue of Royal Russia. Click HERE for more information.

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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.

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 22 December 2018:


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

US Sues for Forfeiture of ‘Ivan the Terrible’ Painting

A painting of Ivan the Terrible stolen during World War II will be sent back to Ukraine, the United States announced Friday with the filing of a federal forfeiture complaint.

5 reasons to visit Novodevichy Convent, Moscow’s most mystical monastery + PHOTOS

Rich in Imperial Russian history, this UNESCO-listed cloister in southwest Moscow prides itself on centuries of religious history. Its spiritual aura makes for a serene, rewarding day out.

Yaroslavl’s Dormition Cathedral: The resurrection of a monument + PHOTOS

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about The church’s turbulent history, one which mirrored that of Russia itself.

The Romanov Royal Martyrs Forum

In anticipation of the highly anticipated release of the English version of their book “The Romanov Royal Martyrs”, a public forum has been created, in which those who have expressed an interest in this important publishing project can share their thoughts.

Sorrow to Joy: Our Christmas Cup

John Mark N. Reynolds writes in ‘Patheos’, about the the Khodynka Cup of Sorrows, made for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna in 1896.

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PHOTO: Grigory Rasputin. Mournful Foreboding, painted by the contemporary Russian artist Igor Tokarev. 2016

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