This Week in the News – The Romanovs and Imperial Russia

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PHOTO: ‘A Guarded Secret: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra and Tsarevich Alexei’s Hemophilia’ by Julia P. Gelardi

Published in January 2019. Available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon

In the summer of 1904 as Russia was convulsed in the Russo-Japanese War, an event of great joy occurred when a baby boy was born to Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. After the arrival four daughters, the longed-for male heir to the Romanov dynasty, Tsarevich Alexei, had completed the family of Nicholas and Alexandra. The happiness of the imperial couple was soon dashed, however, by the tragic news that their only son and heir was afflicted with the painful and often fatal, bleeding disease, hemophilia. The ill-health of the heir to the throne was a well-guarded secret that cast a deep shadow over the final years of imperial Russia. Here is the dramatic story of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra during those years as they struggled to deal with their son’s infirmity which brought the controversial Rasputin into the imperial court. Follow their story from the joyful day of Tsarevich Alexei’s birth in 1904 to its moving and dramatic denouement.

Julia P. Gelardi is an independent historian, and author of European royal history: ‘Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria’ (2005); ‘In Triumph’s Wake: Royal Mothers, Tragic Daughters, and the Price They Paid for Glory’ (2008); and ‘From Splendor to Revolution: The Romanov Women’ 1847–1928 (2011)

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UPDATE: ‘Nicholas II. Portraits & Monuments’ by Paul Gilbert

I am pleased to announce that my new book ‘Nicholas II. Portraits & Monuments‘, will now be published in two separate volumes during the next few months.

Religion and the Church Under Nicholas II + PHOTOS

Emperor Nicholas II, as a Christian Sovereign, was the Supreme Defender and Guardian of the dogmas of the predominant Faith and is the Keeper of the purity of the Faith and all good order within the Holy Church.

Nicholas II and the Traditions of the Romanov Dynasty

by Russell Martin, PhD, Professor of History, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

In his lecture, Dr. Martin refers to an article “Five Myths About the Romanovs,” by Robert Service, published in the October 26th edition of ‘The Washington Post’.

Sovietologist Robert Service is the author of ‘The Last of the Tsars. Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution’, published in 2017 by Pan Macmillian UK.

His publisher refers to his book on Nicholas II as a “masterful study”, yet in reality it is nothing short of a diatribe, in which the author refers to Russia’s last tsar as “a fascist before the word was coined”.

Central African Republic and Maldives Issued Stamps in Honor of 100th Anniversary of the Royal Martyrs + PHOTOS

The Imperial family were honored in Africa and Asia in 2018. Both the Central African Republic in Africa and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean issued commemorative stamps in honor of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.   

Eternal Present – The Martyrdom of the Romanov Royal Martyrs + VIDEOS

In December 2018, using excerpts from the Russian film Искупительная жертва (Redemptive sacrifice), the Monastery of Mesa Potamos has published a two-part video with a recreation of the martyrdom of the royal Martyrs and the tragic procedure of the disposal of their bodies.

Trans-Siberian train features Orthodox chapel on board

A journey across Siberia on an old steam train has been on my bucket list for many years, this short article just sweetened the pot.

Repin’s ‘Ceremonial Meeting Of The State Council 1901’ to be displayed in Moscow, from 16 March to 18 August 2019 + VIDEO

The staff of the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, have began packing up 78 paintings by Ilya Repin (1844-1930) to participate in an upcoming Ilya Repin exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

The most prominent of the paintings in the exhibition is one of the most significant and largest paintings from the collection of the State Russian Museum: the large-format canvas “Ceremonial Meeting Of The State Council 7 May 1901 …,” 

New Conspiracy Theory Claims Medvedev Descendant of Nicholas II

Want a good laugh? Check out this latest conspiracy theory from Russia – that PM Medvedev is a descendant of Nicholas II

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PHOTO: The majestic Ceremonial Entrance Hall in the State Historical Museum in Moscow, is decorated with “The Genealogical Tree of Russian Tsars” painted on the vaults.

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PHOTO: father and son: Emperor Nicholas II with his only son and heir Tsesarevich Alexei, on board the Imperial yacht ‘Standart’ 1910

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SOVEREIGN No. 11 – ‘ROYAL RUSSIA PAPERS’ 2019 ISSUE – NOW IN STOCK!

I am pleased to offer copies of our first publication for 2019, and our 3rd SPECIAL ISSUE published in the past year – SOVEREIGN No. 11

This issue features 154 pages, 76 photos, 11 articles, which were previously published in back issues of ROYAL RUSSIA, between 2011 – 2017.

As back issues are now going out of print, I want to preserve some of the Royal Russia articles regarding the life and reign of Nicholas II for current and future Sovereign readers.

‘My mission to clear the name of Russia’s last tsar’ – Paul Gilbert + PHOTOS

In 2019, I will be devoting much of my time and resources to the research and writing on the much slandered tsar.

This includes NEW web site and FB pages, new journal and book publications, Nicholas II Discussion Group, media coverage, and more.

Landmark Joint UK-Russia Exhibit to Show Royals, Crimean War at Queen’s Gallery + PHOTOS

Sputnik spoke to Stephen Patterson, co-curator of the ‘Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs’ exhibition and Sophie Gordon, head of photographs and curator of ‘Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855’ display to get an inside look at the gallery, which is on display until 28 April.

Crowned with ceramics: The Church of the Savior in Belozersk + PHOTOS

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about this religious site, which boasts a prime example of early Russian craftsmanship.

Russia: End of the imperialist line on the Trans-Siberian Express train

I am always curious to know the effect a visit to the Church on the Blood in Ekaterinburg, has on first-time visitors.

I am equally curious to know how the murder of the Imperial family has on Russians, a century after the regicide of 17 July 1918.

Tim Warrington shares both during his visit to the Church last summer. His article has been published in the February 5th edition of ‘The New Zealand Herald’.

When asked whether the killing of the tsar’s children was justifiable, do take note of the heartless comments made by his guide, I wonder if she could also justify Lenin’s Red Terror?

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PHOTO: The Chinese Palace in Oranienbaum has received a wonderful gift: a rare 18th century porcelain clock from the era of King Louis XV of France (1710-1774).

The clock was purchased with funds from the Transsoyuz Charitable Foundation, and will soon decorate the interior of the Fabric Bedchamber of the Chinese Palace.

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PHOTO: A beautiful aerial view of St. Catherine’s Cathedral in Pushkin – Tsarskoye Selo

The cathedral was originally built in 1835-40 at the behest of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855). Funds for its construction were allocated from the treasury, and Konstantin Ton (1794-1881) was appointed chief architect of the project. The five-domed cathedral could hold up to 2,000 people.

In 1939, St. Catherine’s Cathedral was destroyed by the Soviets, a park was laid out on its territory. In 1960, a monument to Vladimir Lenin was erected, but dismantled in 2004.

Situated in the heart of the city – between the Alexander Palace and the Tsarskoye Selo railway station, the cathedral was recreated in it’s original Russian Classical style between 2007–2010.

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NICHOLAS II. EMPEROR. TSAR. SAINT

Officially launched on 22 January, my NEW web page will feature articles, news from Russian media, exhibitions, videos, photos, book reviews, and more. This new site will compliment my Facebook page of the same name. It currently features 9 posts, including 4 articles, a podcast, and numerous photos of Russia’s last emperor and tsar.

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters – Episode 1

Historian Suzannah Lipscomb explores Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra’s story through their own letters, which were written in English. The first episode was aired on TVO last night (January 21st). Duration: 1 hour

Treasure unearthed: Items owned by disgraced Russian princeling found in Uzbekistan

Archeologists in Uzbekistan have unearthed a treasure estimated to worth at least $1 million USD, which includes some items owned by Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich (1850-1918) a controversial member of the Romanov Imperial family, an exile who became a patron of the arts.

Staritsa and the Dormition Monastery: Ghosts from the time of Ivan the Terrible + PHOTOS

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about this small town which offers a history lesson into Russia’s distant past.

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PHOTO: Nicholas II with his mother Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna and his uncle Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (left) at the Lower Dacha, Peterhof, 1898

Photo © State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF)

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PHOTO: Christie’s (London)

PHOTO: This bisque porcelain bust of Count Vladimir Borisovich Frederiks (1838-1927), was made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg in 1906. It sold for GBP 10,000, at a Christie’s (London) auction on 30 November 2015.

Frederiks served as Imperial Household Minister between 1897 and 1917 under Nicholas II. He was responsible for the administration of the Imperial family’s personal affairs and living arrangements, as well as the awarding of Imperial honors and medals. He was praised in his role as ‘the very personification of court life’.

He is often seen in photographs, easily recognizable by his large drooping white moustache, and always shadowing the tsar.

Count Frederiks was widely respected by Nicholas II. His long tenure, gracious manners, helped establish a close relationship with the Tsar and the Tsaritsa, calling them ‘mes enfants’ in private. He was one of the very few men at Court whom the tsar could trust.

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COMING IN FEBRUARY 2019!

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Exhibition on Russian Royal Family Opens in Prague

A new exhibition on the Russian royal family, “The Romanovs: Royal Service,” opened in Prague’s Russian Centre for Science and Culture on January 14, 2019.

Georgia Museum of Art exhibit features Russian aristocracy

Two exhibitions at the University of Georgia are in part stories of journeys.

“The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II” will be up through March 17; the smaller “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” exhibition went up earlier and will come down sooner, on Feb. 10.

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PHOTO: Livadia State Museum Preserve

PHOTO: Winter view of Livadia Palace

Having been to Livadia, which enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate for much of the year, and surrounded by palm trees, this beautiful photo puts the palace into a whole new perspective for me.

The residence of Nicholas II and his family in the Crimea, with a dusting of snow gives it a surreal magical quality.

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PHOTO: OTMAA: A Photobiography of the Children of Tsar Nicholas II

After much delay, the first in a new series of titles from Royal Russia will be published in late 2019. Click HERE for more information about this highly anticipated title.

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Fabergé eggs go on display at the New Jerusalem Museum + VIDEO (in English)

Some of Fabergés’ most famous works are being exhibited at the New Jerusalem Museum, northwest of Moscow. The display includes an egg designed for the 10th wedding anniversary of Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra. It’s made of gold, diamonds, coloured enamel, velvet and ivory.

Rostov’s Savior Frescoes: Fire and brimstone in a brilliant setting + PHOTOS

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about a complex expression of the early church’s wealth and power.

The Romanovs’ Twilight – a TASS News Agency project

‘The Romanovs’ Twilight’ features a family tree, with arrows which highlight descendants; another page reflects their years of life; a map which details the journeys of each of the 45 members of the Russian Imperial family who escaped Bolshevik Russia, seeking refuge abroad. Note: use your cursor to move around the page for more information

Locked up, lost, or looted: 5 Romanov treasures that have suffered different fates

The story of the Romanov crown jewelry collection is as mysterious as the family’s tragic death. While some of their gems were sold or lost, some survive to this day and are locked in the state vaults.

The Romanovs

Artists’ brushes have immortalised wintry scenes, ice, the snows of Russia, glittering Marriage Ceremonies, powerful Russian Emperors resplendent in uniform and Empresses in great finery with jewels. They painted a mother, surrounded by her children, who knew not of their approaching doom. A new genre was born; war photography, which captured the horrors of the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars which brought death and desolation.

Explore Britain’s relationship with Russia through art gallery at Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace hosts rotating exhibitions of art and treasure from the Royal Collection held in trust by the queen for the public.

Currently on display at the gallery are two exhibitions focusing on Britain’s relationship with Russia over the past 300 years through diplomatic alliances, linked dynasties and war.

Exhibition: The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II

22 Dec 2018 — 17 Mar 2019 at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, United States

Life of Nicholas II of Russia on view at museum

Hillary Brown writes about a new exhibition “The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II,” organized by the Georgia Museum of Art and on view through March 17.

The madness of 3 Russian tsars, and the truth behind it

Was Ivan the Terrible, who killed his son, truly mad? Did Peter the Great suffer from psychotic episodes? Was Paul of Russia mentally retarded? Let’s investigate.

10 of Russia’s most beautiful churches + PHOTOS

There are thousands of churches in this huge country, but rbth have (with difficulty!) selected the ones you absolutely must visit at least once in your life.

Orthodox Christmas and New Year’s greetings from the Russian Imperial House

From the Head of the Russian Imperial House HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, and her son Grand Duke George. *Orthodox Christians mark Christmas Day this year on 7th January, and New Years Day on 14th January

Ukrainian Diaspora Churches Under Constantinople Don’t Accept Sainthood of Tsar Nicholas II and His Family

It is fine if the Russian Orthodox Church wants to venerate Tsar Nicholas II and his martyred family as saints, but the Ukrainian Church abroad does not accept this canonization, according to Archbishop Daniel of Pamphylia, one of the two Constantinople Exarchs to Kiev.

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PHOTO: Aerial winter view of the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg – absolutely stunning!

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PHOTO: I came across this photo of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna only this morning, I do not recall having ever seen it before, and am so taken by it, that I wanted to share it with every one.

What intrigues me personally about this photo, is that it depicts the Imperial couple in a relaxed pose, Alexandra is resting her hands on Nicholas’ shoulders. It is rare to see members of the Imperial family touching one another. This has to be one of the loveliest photos of the Imperial couple that I have seen to date.

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NICHOLAS II. EMPEROR. TSAR. SAINT on Facebook

On January 1st, I launched a new Facebook page ‘NICHOLAS II. EMPEROR. TSAR. SAINT’, featuring news, videos, and photos from Russian media sources.

Follow the link above to join. Please click ‘LIKE‘ and ‘FOLLOW‘ to receive instant updates – thank you for supporting this important new project in researching the life and reign of Nicholas II

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs: an intimate portrait of a doomed family

David V. Barrett writes in ‘The Catholic Herald’ about the exhibitions ‘Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs’ and ‘Shadows of War: Photographs of the Crimea’ at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, until April 28, 2019

10 of Russia’s most beautiful monasteries (PHOTOS)

RBTH have compiled a list of must-visit (or at least must-see) monasteries across the country, ranging from the grandiose to the cozily intimate, from the gloomy to the reverentially resplendent . . . BEAUTIFUL!

Russia searches for Napoleon’s gold

A Russian historian has come up with a new theory about the legend that the French Emperor Napoleon hid wagonloads of stolen treasure during his disastrous retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Russian Royals: Australia’s secret links to the Tsars, and why mystery remains over the Romanovs’ execution, a century on

I was consulted and quoted by journalist Sarah Swain in this article, published on 2nd January 2019, in 9NEWS in Sydney, Australia. The article features a few interesting photos and video.

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1909 Alexander III Commemorative Egg

Lost Easter eggs of the tsars

According to Live Science Contributor Owen Jarus, between 1885 and 1916, the jewelry company Fabergé crafted about 50 ornately decorated Easter eggs for the Russian royal family. In the aftermath of the 1917 Russian Revolution, some of these eggs went missing.

In 2017, Live Science revealed the existence of documents that show that two massive hoards of art and antiques were sent to New Orleans from the Soviet Union and Turkey in 1991 and 1992. The combined value of the two shipments was $164 million, which amounts to $285 million today. While the documents don’t state precisely what was in those shipments, it’s possible that one of the missing Easter eggs was among the treasures sent to the United States. There have been rumors over the years that some of the eggs made their way to private collections in the United States, and, in 2019, we may see one of the missing eggs come out of hiding.

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PHOTO: The image of the icon of the Mother of God projected onto the dome of the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg – absolutely stunning!

A very HAPPY NEW YEAR / С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ / СРЕЋАН БОЖИЋ!

Wishing you all healthy and happiness in 2019

PAUL GILBERT
Royal Russia Founder
Celebrating 25 years in 2019

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PHOTO: Earlier this year, this handsome framed portrait of Nicholas II was sold at auction in Moscow. Portrait by the famous Imperial Court photographer V. Yasvoin. 1912-13. The frame of Karelian birch features bronze overlays of laurel crowns at the four corners and the imperial crown.

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PHOTO: Grand Duchesses Olga (seated center) and Tatiana (seated right) Nikolaevna taking donations in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, 1914

Countess Natalia Fedorovna Karlova (1858-1921) is seated at the table (behind Olga), Mikhail Ivanovich Goremykin (1879-1927) is standing to the left.

During the First World War, Countess Karlova was a member of the St. Petersburg Special Committee of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, to assist the families of those called up to war. She also allocated money for the maintenance of hospitals, one of which was opened in her home on the Fontanka in St. Petersburg.

Goremykin served as a chamberlain. He was the eldest of two sons born to Ivan Lohgininovich Goremykin (1839-1917) – Russian statesman, Secretary of State (from 1910), Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire (1906 and 1914-1916), Minister of the Interior (1895-1899), member of the Council of State (from 1899), senator (from 1894),and the last valid Privy Councilor of the 1st class (1916).After the Revolution, Mikhail emigrated to France.

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Prince Charles ‘Completely Overwhelmed’ By Russian Orthodox Liturgy

According to a recent interview with HRH Prince Charles, one can imagine that the sounds of a Russian Orthodox service are heard across Buckingham Palace once in a while.

The Romanovs’ Last Christmas: Tobolsk, 1917

Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey, drawing on primary sources including the Royal Martyrs’ own letters, recounts the Romanov family’s final celebration of the Lord’s Nativity.

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PHOTO: A beautiful Christmas view of the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoye Selo

The combination of the gilded cupolas, snow, and illuminations make it look like a page out from a Russian fairy tale

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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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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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PHOTO: Nicholas II on-board the Imperial yacht ‘Alexandria’, 1898

It is a shame that the quality of the photograph is not in better shape, as this is a superb photo of the tsar!

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Amazing 3D images of Russia’s last Royal family by #Romanovs100 + PHOTOS

#Romanovs100 transformed 10 rare photographs from the Romanov private archives into 3D to suit Facebook’s latest feature and the results are stunning.

Exhibition on Russian Imperial Family Opens in Zurich

A photography exhibition, “The Romanovs: Royal Service” opened recently in the Serbian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church in Zurich, initiated by the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Austria and Switzerland with support from Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery.

7 facts about Ivan the Terrible, the first Russian tsar

In October the city of Oryol (220 miles south of Moscow) erected the country’s first monument to Ivan IV, known as the Terrible, one of many Russian rulers who remain divisive figures today. RBTH remembers how he made it into the history books.

Мои впечатления от симпозиума «Николай Второй: Император. Царь. Святой», 27 октября 2018 года, Колчестер, Великобритания

A review (in Russian) by Igor Krasnov, of the Nicholas II Conference, held on 27 October 2018, in Colchester, England

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PHOTO: Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna sketches a portrait of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovich on the balcony of the Alexander Palace, 1898

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The Royal Children. Five Different Characters

This past summer, July 17, 2018, marked the centenary of the killing of the Romanov family—Tsar Nicholas, his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, their daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and son Alexei.

What were the royal children like? What did they dream of and what did they manage to achieve in their short, but so wonderful lives?

The extraordinary stories behind the ambassadors’ residences in Moscow + (PHOTOS)

Many beautiful examples of tsarist architecture have survived in Moscow. The former homes of the nobility, now house embassies, and have retained much of their Imperial splendour.

Memorial Plaque for Imperial Family’s Participation in Glorification of St. Seraphim Found in Sarov

Digging over the summer, staff from the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences unearthed a memorial plaque that commemorates the participation of Tsar Nicholas II and his family in the glorification of St. Seraphim of Sarov in 1903.

Cat employees, ghosts, hidden masterpieces: Why the State Hermitage is the world’s best museum + (PHOTOS)

The collection of art and artifacts at Russia’s largest and most famous museum is so huge that it would take no less than 10 years for you to see everything.

Yurevets: Rescued from the waves of the Volga + (PHOTOS)

Architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield writes in RBTH, about a river town crowned with cupolas.

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PHOTO: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna with her brother Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich at Gatchina, 1898

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