Topic: 400th Anniversary
The Mongolian capital has marked the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty with the opening of a large-format photographic exhibition at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Ulan Bator. The exhibition tells the story of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled the Russian state for more than 300 years.
The founder of the dynasty, Mikhail Feodorovich was elected to the throne by the Zemsky Sobor in 1613. His reign marked the end of the Time of Troubles - a period of wars, internal strife, and popular uprisings in Russia. During the reign of the Romanov dynasty, Russia expanded its territory, developing into one of the largest and most prosperous empires in history. It gave the world brilliant achievements in scientific discoveries, in literature, in music and culture. As a result of the revolutionary events of March 2, 1917, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne and the monarchy was abolished in Russia. Following the arrest and imprisonment the emperor and his family were murdered by the Bolsheviks on July 17th 1918. The Russian Orthodox Church later canonized Nicholas II, the Tsarina Alexandra and their children as royal martyrs.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 21 August, 2013