On June 6th, 2013, the Alexander Palace of Tsarskoye Selo saw the presentation of a book about Empress Alexandra, the wife of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II.
The book was written by Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden, a lady-in-waiting to the Tsarina, and titled Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, the Empress of Russia. The book is published unabridged in Russia for the first time, though it first saw life in 1928 and, like the author's other two memoirs about the imperial family, is considered one of the best accounts of the Romanov family's life and final days.
It was presented together with a book of comments written by Tatiana Monakova, Kirill Protopopov and Andrei Manovtsev, who had been working on this publication for almost a decade.
© Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. 23 June, 2013