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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. In honour of this historic event, Michael Ilyinsky, the grandson of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, a U.S. citizen, announced earlier this month that he was donating a portion of his grandfather's archives to the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. This rare collection of personal items includes books, photo albums, portraits and other items that once belonged to his illustrious grandfather.
The handing over ceremony was held at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York. April 9, 2013.
The video offers a first-hand look at many of the items from the collection, including a beautiful portrait of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, albums, photographs, books from Grand Duke Dmitri's library and more.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 23 April, 2013