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I have spent most of my adult life studying the Romanovs and Imperial Russia as an independent historian. Royal Russia allows me to celebrate the Romanov legacy and the history of Tsarist Russia with others through words and photographs. This year marks Royal Russia's 20th anniversary.
Every year, Royal Russia's presence and popularity increase significantly. Last year, my web site and blog welcomed nearly 2 million visitors from all over the world. Royal Russia's Facebook page has nearly 15,000 followers! Daily updates keep my web site and blog fresh and up-to-date, offering many full length articles, news stories, videos and photographs from Russian and English media sources.
Royal Russia is now one of the largest and most popular websites in the world dedicated exclusively to the study and appreciation of the Romanov dynasty and the rich legacy they left behind. In the past year, Royal Russia has more than doubled in size, and now offers more than 50 full-length articles, over 500 videos, over 600 news articles, over 2,000 photos, a blog with nearly 1,400 listings and an exclusive online bookshop that offers books, DVDs and postcards on the Romanovs and Imperial Russia.
I am very proud of the online tribute and contribution to history that Royal Russia offers others who share my passion for the subjects covered. It is my sincere hope that visitors enjoy its rich selection of articles, photographs, news, videos, music, and more.
As you can well imagine, maintaining a web site of this size requires time and money, and operational costs increase every year. I have exhausted the FREE space that my web-host Lycos-Angelfire provides and am now required to pay a monthly fee for more space. Videos, photographs (JPEGs), music (MPEGs) and catalogues (PDFs) use up a lot of this space.
I also pay a monthly fee so that when you visit Royal Russia you are not inundated with those irritating pop-up ads and messages that are common on a lot of other web sites these days. I also have to pay for domain registration and a host of other services such as bandwidth to accommodate the growing number of visitors. This does not include the number of man hours put into the upkeep and maintenance of this growing site, which requires more and more time and skill as demand for more information increases. The upkeep and maintenance of Royal Russia is done in my free time, I do not earn any salary from this. My sole source of income is from my online bookshop.
If you enjoy Royal Russia, and would like to help keep it going, please consider making a donation by purchasing one (or more) of our beautiful calendars (available later this year), or a copy of our official magazine, Royal Russia Annual, for yourself, or as gifts for friends and family.
You also have the option to make a personal donation. Your donation, no matter how small (even $5 would be appreciated) will help to offset operational costs. It will also allow me to do even more, such as having full-length articles and news articles translated from Russian into English. There certainly is no obligation; this is merely a request for you to help keep the memories of old Russia alive by sponsoring this web site.
Together, we can keep Royal Russia free of charge and free of unsolicited pop-up advertising and banners. We can keep it open so that Romanovphiles such as yourself, historians and researchers can use the information in Royal Russia. We can keep it growing – spreading knowledge everywhere, and inviting participation from everyone.
If you value Royal Russia as a source of information – and a contribution to history – I have big plans for Royal Russia - I sincerely hope you’ll want to be a part of them, by choosing to act right now.
Thank you for your support, and helping to keep the memories of Old Russia alive.
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 operational costs. It will also allow us to do even more such as having full-length articles and news articles translated from Russian to English. There certainly is no obligation; this is merely a request for you to help keep the memories of old Russia alive by sponsoring our web site.
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