An exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty has opened in the Governors House in the Russian city of Penza.
The exhibit includes contemporary busts of eight of Russia's most famous rulers: Peter I, Catherine II, Paul I, Alexander I, Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II.
The sculptures were all created by created by local artists in the studio of Vladimir Trulova. At first glance they appear to be made of bronze or stone, but are in fact made of fiberglass.
The exhibition of Romanov busts will be on display for the duration of 2013.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia.