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* IMPERIAL PALACES & RESIDENCES - Articles, videos, photograph albums about the palaces and residences of the Romanovs, and the Russian Nobility. Articles about the Imperial yachts and train

* INTRODUCING PAUL GILBERT, SON OF OLD RUSSIA - Biography about the Founder and Administrator of Royal Russia

* LINKS - Links to other web sites on the Romanovs, Imperial Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church, and more

* THE REIGN OF NICHOLAS II - Articles about Nicholas II, including his Coronation and Canonization, photograph albums and videos

* THE ROMANOVS: THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY & THE MONARCHY- Biographies, articles and videos about the Romanovs, and the Russian monarchy

* ROYAL RUSSIA BOOKSHOP - Our online bookshop specializing in books on the Romanovs

* ROYAL RUSSIA BULLETIN- our blog is updated daily with news clips, videos and photos, mainly from Russian media sources

* ROYAL RUSSIA MAGAZINE - Information on current and forthcoming issues of our official magazine dedicated to the study and appreciation of the Romanov dynasty and Imperial Russia, published bi-annually

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* VIDEO & FILM ARCHIVE- A collection of historical and contemporary video and film footage of the Romanov Dynasty and their legacy, Imperial Russian history and culture, the Russian Orthodox Church and much more

* WHAT'S NEW @ ROYAL RUSSIA - Updated on the 1st day of each month with the latest articles, news, videos, photographs to Royal Russia, as well as the latest additions to our online bookshop

Royal Russia Founder & Web-Site Administrator
St. Andrew's Hall
Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow

Established in 1994, Royal Russia marked its 20th anniversary in 2014. Last year, our web site welcomed more than 2.2 million visitors from every corner of the globe. Updated daily with news, videos, and photographs, Royal Russia is one of the most popular web sites dedicated to the study and appreciation of the Romanov dynasty, their rich legacy, the monarchy and the history of Imperial Russia.

Royal Russia is a celebration of the Romanov dynasty and Imperial Russia in words and photographs. It is dedicated to the distribution of accurate information about the House of Romanov, their legacy, pre-Revolutionary Russian history, and highlighting the importance of the Russian Imperial House in today's Russia.

The Royal Russia web site currently offers more than 50 full-length articles, more than 700 news articles, more than 500 videos, over 2,000 photographs, plus a blog with more than 1,800 news clips, videos and photographs, an online bookshop that specializes in books on the Romanovs and Imperial Russia, and much more. The Royal Russia Facebook page has more than 35,000 followers! Our site is updated daily!

Royal Russia also publishes a magazine, twice a year. Each issue offers previously unpublished articles, many by Romanov experts and historians in Russia, thus making their English language debut in the pages of our official magazine.

Founder and Web-Site Administrator


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We are pleased to present our NEW internal search engine which will allow you to search the Royal Russia web site and blog for all your favourite topics and interests. Simply type in a key word, i.e. Peterhof, Nicholas II, Ekaterinburg, etc. and click SEARCH. A page will open with a list of all the web pages on our web site and blog which contain the word requested.

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The Summer 2015 edition of our official magazine is now in stock. Our largest issue to date features 135 pages and 111 black & white photographs and illustrations, and includes 8 full length articles, a 22-page news supplemt on the Romanov legacy and 2 photograph collections.

The cover story Emperor Paul I: Neither Demon nor Saint, by Andrew Cooperman. His article offers a more objective look at this controversial Emperor, who has likely been vilified much more than is reasonable.

Note: The next issue of Royal Russia No. 9 Winter 2016 will be published in January 2016.

Please check this page for updates on publication and availability.

Russia’s Last Imperial Heir, A Chronicle of Tragedy

Margarita Nelipa's newest book, Alexei: Russia’s Last Imperial Heir, A Chronicle of Tragedy is the first comprehensive biography in English about Emperor Nikolai II’s only son, and Russia’s last imperial heir. This title will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 21st!

462 pages with 94 Black & White photographs and illustrations.

Margarita Nelipa is the author of The Murder of Grigorii Rasputin: A Conspiracy That Brought Down the Russian Empire (2010) and Alexander III: His Life and Reign (2014)


Paul Gilbert
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