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Sunday, 1 January 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR from ROYAL RUSSIA
Topic: Royal Russia

 

In 2016, Royal Russia achieved some remarkable milestones. The Royal Russia web site and Royal Russia News blog welcomed a record 3.8 million visitors from every corner of the globe - nearly double over the previous year!

The number of Romanovphiles following the Royal Russia Facebook page has doubled from 40,000 in January to nearly 81,000 in December!

Changes to the Royal Russia Web Site

Please note that Royal Russia will undergo some major changes in the new year, including a downsizing of the web site. Many of the existing articles, videos and photos will be permantenly removed, while a revised and updated site will be developed in the coming weeks and months ahead. 

Royal Russia News

Please note that I will be posting fewer posts on this blog during the coming year. I will focus primarily on news and articles about the Romanov's and their legacy from Russian media sources. While the number of posts will be less, I sincerely hope that I can offer readers interesting and informations news articles, which seldom attract the attention of the Western media. Articles and news from English language media sources will be published on the Royal Russia Facebook page.

New Publications for 2017

I will continue to offer two issues each of Royal Russia. A Celebration of the Romanov Dynasty and Imperial Russia (Winter and Summer issues), and Sovereign. The Life and Reign of Emperor Nicholas II (Spring and Autumn issues) annually.

In Spring 2017, I will publish the English translation of Last Years of the Court at Tsarskoe Selo. Volume II, 1910-1914 by General Alexandre Spiridovitch. This second volume will compliment the Volume I, 1906-1910 published in 2010.

The centenary marking the 100th anniversary of the murders of Russia's last imperial family will be marked on 17 July 2018. I will issue a new calendar dedicated to the Holy Royal Martyrs for 2018. The calendar will honour the memory of Emperor Nicholas II and his family during happier times. This calendar will be available in the Summer of 2017.

Royal Russia Office Hours

Please note that I am now "semi-retired" and have reduced the number of hours I work on a daily basis. I am in my office to take telephone orders and/or assist with any queries only during the following hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Thank you and Happy New Year

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for sharing my interest in the Romanov dynasty and their legacy, as well as the history of Imperial and Holy Russia during the past year. Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey with me, and helping to keep the memories of old Russia alive. 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 1 January 2017


 


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 12:00 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 31 December 2016 6:57 PM EST
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Preserving the Romanov Legacy
Topic: Royal Russia

 

Dear Friends of Royal Russia:

This letter is part of my annual Christmas 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. I am now retired and receive a monthly pension. My income is supplemented from my online bookshop. 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 2016, the Royal Russia web site continued to grow, adding another 200 additional news stories, dozens of new full-length articles, hundreds of new photographs, dozens of videos, 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?

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.

Each month, I pay a 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. All of these fees are paid for out of my own pocket.

 

"The translation of new articles from Russian, and a new Romanov book

from French into English will be the single largest expense in 2017" 

 

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 now complete, and is scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2017. 

Giving Back to Russia: over the past 4 years, the sale of my annual calendar has allowed Royal Russia to donate 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 FREE 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
DECEMBER 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 EST
Updated: Wednesday, 7 December 2016 12:20 PM EST
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Follow Royal Russia on Facebook
Topic: Royal Russia

 

16 November, 2016

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 5:01 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 5:19 AM EST
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Monday, 1 August 2016
Royal Russia Welcomes 500,000 Visitors in July!
Topic: Royal Russia

 © Royal Russia. 01 August, 2016
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 9:08 AM EDT
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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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Thursday, 5 May 2016
Royal Russia Reaches Major New Milestone on Facebook
Topic: Royal Russia

© Royal Russia. 05 May, 2016


 


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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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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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Royal Russia Video and Film Archive
Topic: Royal Russia


There are currently hundreds of videos to be found throughout the Royal Russia web site and blog. These include everything from short news clips to full-length documentaries and films. 

Once completed, the Royal Russia Video and Film Archive will offer a full catalogue of all the videos and films found throughout the web site and blog on one convenient page.  

The current catalogue offers a total of 53 videos, listed in 8 categories, in Russian and English. There are many more videos and categories to catalogue, further updates will be announced over the next few weeks.

To review the current list of videos, please refer to the following link;
 

Royal Russia Video and Film Archive


© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 11 February, 2015
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 5:35 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 11 February 2015 6:13 AM EST
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