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Friday, 16 May 2014
New Monument to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Unveiled in St. Petersburg
Topic: Alexandra Feodorovna
 
A bronze monument to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna was unveiled on May 4th, at the Cossack Church of the Exaltation of the Cross in St. Petersburg. This is the second monument to the last Empress to be erected in Russia in recent years, the other monument is located at Ganina Yama, near Ekaterinburg. 

The bronze monument depicts an extraordinarily expressive image of the last Russian Empress, her sorrowful face, where the expression of grief as an expression of the extreme responsibility so inherent of the personality of Alexandra Feodorovna.  The solemn consecration took place before a large crowd, many who came to express their  love and reverence for the memory of the Holy Royal Martyrs, many came with flowers. The consecration began with a hymn, then the  rector of the church, Vladimir sprinkled the monument three times. This was followed by the singing of the Imperial anthem, God Save the Tsar! Local Cossacks provided a guard of honour, followed by a ceremonial march past the monuments. The consecration came to an end with the singing of the glorification of the Holy Royal Martuyrs. Cossacks and every one present then laid flowers in front of the monument.
 


After the consecration ceremony of the monument, guests were invited to partake in a celebratory meal. This was highlighted by a talk recalling the role of the Holy Royal Martyrs in the spiritual revival of the Russian people.

The new monument of the last Empress stands next to those of her husband, Emperor Nicholas II (1868-1918) which was unveiled on May 19, 2002, and their son, Tsesarevich Alexei Nicholayevich (1904-1918) which was unveiled on May 26, 2013. All three monuments were created by the Russian sculptor Sergei Alipov.

The Cossack Church of the Exaltation of the Cross is situated at Ligovsky propekt 128, next to Metro stop Obvodny Kanal, in St. Petersburg. 
 

 
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 16 May, 2014
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 7:55 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 8 June 2014 9:58 AM EDT
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Saturday, 6 July 2013
British Newspaper Photographer Was One of the First to See Empress Alexandra's Diary
Topic: Alexandra Feodorovna


Photo: The camera often caught the Empress lost in thought. Her heart carried a tremendous burden, one that eventually took its toll on her overall physical and mental health. Over the past century she has been unfairly treated by Western historians and biographers who based their research on malicious gossip - PG.

Recently, The Siberian Times received a remarkable response to a stash of pictures of the Russian royal family found in a vault in the Urals. Now they continue the theme with Keith Waldegrave's recollections of handling the diary of Alexandra who, with the rest of her family, was moved from Siberia back to Yekaterinburg on their final journey.

It was a small dusty lilac pink book thinner and smaller than a paperback novel. The cover bore a Buddhist swastika symbol and on its plain pages were the inner-most thoughts of a woman deemed to be an evil foreign influence on the Russian ruler Tsar Nicholas II.

It was the personal diary of the Tsarina.

To read the article, please refer to the following link at Royal Russia News:  

British Newspaper Photographer Was One of the First to See Empress Alexandra's Diary

© The Siberian Times. 06 July, 2013 


 


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 7:47 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 6 July 2013 8:09 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 10 January 2012
First Monument to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in Russia
Topic: Alexandra Feodorovna

A monument to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Nicholas II can be seen at Ganina Yama, a monastery situated near Ekaterinburg.

It is the only monument to the last empress to be found in modern-day Russia.

 

© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 10 January, 2012

  



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