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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
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3 August, 2016

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 8:01 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 3 August 2016 8:42 AM EDT
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Monday, 1 August 2016
Royal Russia Welcomes 500,000 Visitors in July!
Topic: Royal Russia

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Friday, 22 July 2016
Romanov Legacy: The Palaces and Residences of the Russian Imperial Family 2017 Calendar
Topic: Royal Russia


Cover: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, St. Petersburg, 1870.
Photo: Albert Nikolaevich Benois
 
Royal Russia is pleased to offer a limited printing of our 2017 calendar. It features another dozen palaces and residences of the Russian Imperial family with full colour cover, and 30 black and white vintage photos.

Price: $10.00 + postage. We ship worldwide by Canada Post.
Credit cards and PayPal accepted. 

The following palaces and residences are featured in this years calendar:
 

- Vladimir Palace, St. Petersburg

- Palace of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, St. Petersburg

- Palace of Grand Duke Dmitri Konstantinovich, Ai-Todor, Crimea

- Oreanda Palace, Crimea

- Palace of Peter III, Oranienbaum

- Palace of Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovich, Tashkent

- Saint Michael's Castle, St. Petersburg

- Mariinsky Palace, St. Petersburg

- Ilyniskoye, near Moscow

- Menshikov Palace, Oranienbaum

- Mariinsky Palace, Kiev

- Brasovo, near Orel

YOUR PURCHASE HELPS ROYAL RUSSIA

If you enjoy all the daily FREE full-length articles, news, photographs, and videos on the Royal Russia web site, blog and Facebook page, please help support us by purchasing one of our calendars.

A net portion from the sale of each calendar helps offset the growing costs of maintaining the Royal Russia web site, blog and Facebook page. Your purchase is helping to keep the memories of old Russia alive.

 

 

  

© Royal Russia. 22 July, 2016


 


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 11:00 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 22 July 2016 11:14 AM EDT
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Friday, 1 July 2016
Preserving the Romanov Legacy
Topic: Royal Russia

Dear Friends of Royal Russia:

This letter is part of my annual Summer appeal to Romanov enthusiasts and lovers of the history of Imperial Russia.

Established in 1994, Royal Russia has been a personal labour of love for more than two decades, one which I am honoured to share with many others around the world on a daily basis. I am able to achieve this via my web site, blog and Facebook pages, and through the publication of books and periodicals.

The many hours which I devote to Royal Russia are strictly voluntary. I do not earn a salary from Royal Russia - my sole means of income is from my publishing and bookselling business. Royal Russia's existence and continued growth is solely dependent on the sale of my annual calendar, as well as donations from friends and supporters.

In 2015, the Royal Russia web site continued to grow, adding another 342 additional news stories, dozens of new full-length articles, hundreds of new photographs, dozens of videos, plus updates to our film and video archive, an internal search engine and much more. I am sure that you can appreciate that the maintenance and upkeep of a web site and blog of this size is both time consuming and costly. What types of expenses are incurred in maintaining Royal Russia?

Web Site and Blog: my web site and blog now offer more than 50 full-length articles, more than 700 news articles, more than 500 videos, over 2,000 photographs, plus a blog with over 2,000 news clips, videos and photographs and much more. Royal Russia is updated on a daily basis!

The growing number of articles, photographs and videos added annually, coupled with the more than 3 million visitors who visited my web site over the past year have had a serious impact on monthly operational and maintenance costs.

In the past year I have had to double the amount of space and bandwidth, for which I pay a monthly fee to my web-host Lycos-Angelfire. Videos, photographs (JPEGs), music (MPEGs) and online auction catalogues and other documents (PDFs) use up a lot of space, and I am forced to pay a monthly fee in order to provide additional space on my web site so that people can read and enjoy them.

I also pay a monthly fee to keep my web site and blog free from advertising pop-ups which otherwise are so numerous that they become a nuisance. I also have to pay for domain registration and a host of other services.

Translations: the cost of translating books and articles from Russian into English puts the greatest strain on the limited finances I have to work with. Books in particular cost thousands of dollars to translate, including Memories in the Marble Palace by Grand Duke Gabriel Constantinovich, and Last Years at the Court of Tsarskoe Selo, 1906-1909 by Général Alexandre Spiridovitch. The second volume of Spiridovitch’s memoirs, which cover the years 1910-1914 is nearing completion, and should be available later this year.

Giving Back to Russia: over the past 4 years, Royal Russia has donated a total of 70,000 Rubles to the Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof State-Museum Preserves. These gifts go towards restoration work in the palaces and the acquisition of items for the palace-museum collections. I am very proud that I have been given the opportunity to make at least a small contribution to each museum. I am committed to helping to preserve the Romanov legacy when and where I can, and will continue to make additional donations in the years ahead.

In past years, I have donated Royal Russia publications valued at $380.00, to the Prince George Galitzine Memorial Library in St. Petersburg, and the Holy Trinity Seminary Library at the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York.

If you enjoy all the articles, photographs, and videos on Royal Russia, as well as the weekly news and blog updates, please help support my work by making a donation.

If you would like to show your support for Royal Russia by making a personal donation, you may do this with a credit card by clicking on the Donate button below. Your donation, no matter how small (even $5 would be appreciated) will help to offset growing annual operational costs. 

Please note that there certainly is no obligation, this is merely a request for you to help by sponsoring my work and keeping the memories of old Russia alive.

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support of Royal Russia. 

Sincerely Yours, 
PAUL GILBERT
Royal Russia Founder / Website Administrator
JULY 2016
 
NOTE: If you have recently made a donation, please accept my most sincere thanks for support of my work.
You will receive confirmation and thanks by e-mail or regular post.
 

 

 

 
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 12:00 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 30 June 2016 1:06 PM EDT
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Friday, 27 May 2016
Royal Russia Office & Shop CLOSED - 27th May to 6th June, 2016
Topic: Royal Russia

 © Royal Russia. 27 May, 2016


 


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 2:35 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 27 May 2016 2:40 PM EDT
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Thursday, 5 May 2016
Royal Russia Reaches Major New Milestone on Facebook
Topic: Royal Russia

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Posted by Paul Gilbert at 6:41 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 6 May 2016 6:50 AM EDT
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Monday, 18 April 2016
NEW Royal Russia Office and Bookshop Hours
Topic: Royal Russia

ROYAL RUSSIA BOOKSHOP CATALOGUE

 
© Royal Russia. 18 April, 2016
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 10:40 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 23 April 2016 6:21 AM EDT
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Friday, 8 April 2016
PLEASE HELP ROYAL RUSSIA
Topic: Royal Russia

Royal Russia is FREE and updated daily, thanks to the generous support of people around the world who share an interest in the Romanov legacy. If you enjoy all the articles, photographs, and videos on Royal Russia, please consider making a donation to help us maintain the growing annual costs of maintaining this web site.
 
Please help keep the memories of old Russia alive by making a contribution today. 

Thank you for your support!

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

PAUL GILBERT
Founder
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 1:23 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 8 April 2016 2:27 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Royal Russia Marks New Milestones
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I am truly honoured to announce that ROYAL RUSSIA reached two major milestones today. 

The ROYAL RUSSIA Facebook page now has more than 40,000 followers from around the world.

When I launched my ROYAL RUSSIA web site back in 2006, it received a mere 64,278 visitors that year. By 2014, it had soared to more than 2.2 MILLION visitors from around the world. This morning, the total number of visitors, from more than 100 countries around the world, surpassed the 9 MILLION mark (since 2006)! 

ROYAL RUSSIA remains one of the largest and most popular web sites dedicated to the Romanov dynasty, their legacy, and the history of Imperial and Holy Russia.

What a wonderful way to start off the new year! Thank you to each and every one of you who share my passion and dedication to keeping the memories of old Russia alive.

PAUL GILBERT
Founder
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 6:01 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 5 January 2016 6:06 AM EST
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Friday, 11 September 2015
SUBSCRIBE TO ROYAL RUSSIA - FREE!
Topic: Royal Russia


© Royal Russia. 11 September, 2015
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 12:10 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 9 September 2015 4:44 PM EDT
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