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Saturday, 15 July 2017
Preserving the Romanov Legacy and the History of Imperial Russia
Topic: Royal Russia

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 an online donation in *USD.

*Donations can also be made in Canadian dollars, £GBP and €Euros, please contact me for details


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. I am now retired and receive a monthly government 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 the past few months, the Royal Russia web site has been undergoing a major overhaul. New full-length articles have been revised and updated, while a new video and film archive was launched. The news blog, which now features more than 2,200 news stories, and photographs, continues to grow on a near daily basis, offering many first-English translations from Russian media sources.

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: 

The growing number of visitors from around the world, who utilize my web site on a daily basis (2.8 million visitors during the first half of 2017), have an effect 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), which 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, and paid in US dollars.


 "The translation of articles and news stories from Russian into English

will be the single largest expense in the coming year" 


Translations: it is the cost of translating books, articles and news stories from Russian into English, which puts the greatest strain on the limited finances which I have to work with.

Books in particular cost thousands of dollars to translate. Full-length articles by Russian historians are being published in English for the first time in issues of my bi-annual periodicals Royal Russia and Sovereign. Each issue offers 2 to 3 articles, and it is my goal to double this number within the next year or so. 

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, 
Royal Russia Founder / Website Administrator
1 July 2017
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 4:00 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 16 July 2017 8:25 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Follow Royal Russia on Facebook
Topic: Royal Russia


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Updated: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 9:02 AM EDT
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Friday, 17 March 2017
Topic: Royal Russia

© Royal Russia. 17 March, 2017


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 12:00 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 12 March 2017 5:25 PM EST
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Saturday, 4 March 2017
Royal Russia Gets a Face-lift!
Topic: Royal Russia

Please note that the entire ROYAL RUSSIA web site is currently being revised and updated. After more than a decade, I decided that it was time for a change, and that a major overhaul of this site was in order. Many of the full-length articles, photographs and videos that were available for review for many years, have now been deleted. Some of the most popular articles have been retained, and these will eventually be updated and reposted.
The ROYAL RUSSIA NEWS blog remains unchanged, and will continue to be updated on a regular basis with news on the Romanovs and Imperial Russian history from Russian media sources.
Over the course of the coming weeks and months ahead, I will continue to add NEW full-length articles, photographs and videos to this site. Their addition to ROYAL RUSSIA will be noted in a directory which will be updated accordingly.

While the new ROYAL RUSSIA web site will be smaller, it will also be more organized and easier to navigate. This will be a monumental task, one which will require both patience and time. 

For more than two decades, it has been my HONOUR to share my interest in the Romanov dynasty, their legacy, monarchy, the history of Imperial and Holy Russia, with so many people around the world on a daily basis. I look forward to continuing this journey for many years to come!

Thank you for your ongoing support of ROYAL RUSSIA.
Click on the link below to get a peek at the our new look:


© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 4 March, 2017


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 6:53 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 5 March 2017 7:14 AM EST
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Sunday, 1 January 2017
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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Monday, 1 August 2016
Royal Russia Welcomes 500,000 Visitors in July!
Topic: Royal Russia

 © Royal Russia. 01 August, 2016


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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


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. 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
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!




Posted by Paul Gilbert at 1:23 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 26 June 2017 11:16 AM EDT
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