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Current Events / Events in Pouchkine
« on: July 13, 2010, 01:04:45 PM »
A chapel will be rebuilt to the market of the city, it will be transformed into kiosk.

The imperial train station in the city will be renamed  asTsarskoye Selo station but the city will not be rebaptised for now.

News Links / Interestings links
« on: March 04, 2008, 06:23:43 AM »
I lack of time as usually however...

Russia Searches for its Lost Treasures

Summer Garden in Saint Petersburg to be Closed

Monument to Alexander II Open in Petersburg

Red Square to be Repaired

It is said that "they plan to reconstruct the 14th building of the Kremlin and build the Parliament Centre. "Who knows of xhat 14th building they're talking about?

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Menshikov Palace
« on: June 15, 2007, 03:11:27 PM »

Le cabinet de noyer

News Links / La pensée russe,19th russian magazine in France
« on: May 23, 2007, 07:31:58 AM »
This journal dates bak the 19th century...apparently this deals with all the imprtant issues on the russian comunnity abroad,on russia's news...

To discover in french for the first time this year!

News Links / Razoumovski symphonic orchestra
« on: May 13, 2007, 04:50:06 PM »
Is this orchstra linked to the well known noble family Razoumovsky which is famous since Catherine II the great ?

The Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra consists of the best players of the Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Slovak Chamber Orchestra and Opera Theatre Orchestra. The ensemble was established in 1995 exclusively for the purpose of recording for the Naxos and Marco Polo labels. In this short time the orchestra's performances have garnered glowing reviews from the critics. Gramophone magazine has praised the orchestra's "refinement of orchestral detail," while in a review of the orchestra's recording of Sousa (8.559029) the New Yorker wrote that the performances of this "polished Slovak group with strings at its core...recall the rich-toned glitter of old Vienna."

News Links / Russo baltique society rebirth
« on: April 22, 2007, 03:20:26 PM »
Russo baltique society who constructed the tsar's autos has rebirth ther is some years,his new model is definitely turned toward present and dedicated to oligarcs(1.5million dollar a auto)...

News Links / Photographer of NII,20th colors shots
« on: March 04, 2007, 09:16:51 PM »
Words fail me when I see rhe quality of those pics who seems to be contemoprian shot...

I pursue my list of wealthy aristocrat who were both wll-known for their titles,fortune,btu even more interesting for their taste in art.

Princess Marie married to Eugène's grand son de Beauharnais:Maximilien de Leuchtenberg(encore un damné français!his father  was the son of Joséphine's -wife of Napoléon the Irst-firqt wedding)was one of the favorite daughter of Alexander II,who accepted a wedding of love whereas her hand was asked by the greatest court in Europe on condition that she stayed in Russia.

Her palace designed by Stackenschneider(1840-1845) became the place of her collection that has been mostly sold by soviets...remains only those pics who could give an idea of what was life thre before revolution...More in the book:Grandes collections de la Russie impériale by Neverov and Ducamp:

The pompeian great hall

News Links / Russia court in exile
« on: February 07, 2007, 04:42:49 AM »
Biography Born in 30th August 1917, in Borgo, Finland, to which his parents, Grand Duke Cyril (Nicholas II's estranged first cousin) and Grand Duchess Victoria Melita had fled from Petrograd in the preceding month. As the most senior Romanov survivors, Vladimir's family members were in a precarious position and they left Finland for Germany in 1919. In the mid 1920s they established a court in Saint Briac, a small coastal town in western France. In August 1924 Grand Duke Cyril, as the senior surviving Romanov imperial claimant, proclaimed himself Tsar Cyril I and elevated Vladimir to the rank of Tsarevich. Although most surviving Romanovs refused to recognise Cyril as Tsar, he and his family were able to maintain their Saint Briac Court and establish a secretariat due to the financial support of Russian émigrés around the world. Vladimir assumed his father's claim to the imperial throne as "Grand Duke of Russia" on the latter's death in 1938. He studied briefly at the London School of Economics and worked briefly under a pseudonym as a mechanic in Britain.

Placed under house arrest in 1940 following his return to France, Vladimir, although fiercely anti-communist, refused offers to collaborate with the Nazis, following their invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941.

Repatriated to Germany in 1944, Vladimir was liberated by the Americans in 1945 and following an invitation from Franco, departed for Spain. For the rest of his life, Grand Duke Vladimir commuted between his respective residences in Madrid and Saint Briac.

In 1948, he married a Georgian Princess, Leonida of Bagration-Moukhransky. Leonida was the wealthy widow of an American Jewish businessman, Summer Moore Kirby who had died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945. A daughter, Maria, was born in August 1953 and Vladimir controversially changed the laws of imperial succession to allow a female descendent to succeed him. Vladimir and his wife established a symbolic centre for Russian anti-communist, monarchist émigrés, which in turn provided continued financial support for Vladimir and Leonida as imperial claimants. Vladimir was also the guest of honour at the launch of the Russian Monarchist League in London. This was organised by Count Leo Tolstoy.

In contrast to other Russian émigré movements, Vladimir was able to ward off KGB infiltration attempts due to the movement's close-knit network of descendents of families that had fled Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 revolution and the Communists' victory in the Russian Civil War in 1920. Grand Duke Vladimir was also ably assisted by his long time Chancellor Ivan Bilibin. Much of Vladimir's activity was centred on supporting the Russian Orthodox Church in exile.

After Maria divorced her husband, Prince Franz-Wilhelm of Prussia, Vladimir moved quickly to ensure that she took custody of her son, George. Vladimir established open contact with the Russian monarchist party following its surfacing in 1990 and in November 1991 Vladimir visited Russia for the first time. His invitation came from the then mayor of St Petersburg and avowed monarchist Anatoly Sobchak. This official visit coincided with the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik coup and their presence was intended to represent the close of a dark era in Russian history. Most Russian monarchists were surprised and elated at the tumultuous welcome and media coverage that Vladimir and his wife received. Following his death from a heart attack in April 1992 while on a lecturing tour in Miami, Vladimir's remains were repatriated to Russia where he was granted a state funeral and interred in the Romanov imperial crypt. Written by David Bennett.

News Links / Novgorod style in Mandrogi
« on: November 01, 2006, 08:42:12 AM »
Perhaps,some have ever been in Mandrogi?It is a new private "estate" designed in the last decade in the old russian style known as Novgorod style-it is situated near to St Petersburg-it was built for tourists ,foreigners or not.

A bird's view :

A part of the interior:

Current Events / Carnival in Tsarskoye Selo
« on: October 16, 2006, 05:13:45 PM »
No one begin this subject,so I'll try...with my so bad english...

Have anybody ever been in Pushkin during the canival? Probably ,is there some events not only in TSARSKOYE Selo but also in Pushkin town does not it?

Have some photos of it?

I've just found this...


News Links / Prince Michael of Kent a russian lover
« on: October 14, 2006, 09:19:07 AM »

  Related through his grandmother to Tsar Nicholas II, Prince Michael has always had a strong emotional attachment to Russia, which he first visited in 1992, following the collapse of communism. Now Patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, he has returned to the country many times since then on business.

Click here to see how Prince Michael is related to the Russian Imperial family.

He is also closely involved with a number of charity, arts and humanitarian organisations in Russia, including The Children’s Fire and Burn Trust, (which incorporates The Friends of Russian Children) and the St Gregory's Foundation of which he is a particularly concerned and committed Patron.

Prince Michael is Patron of Nochlezhka, a charity for the homeless in St Petersburg. Photograph © David Chancellor

His family background, his knowledgeable interest in Russia and its history and his mastery of the language have all helped to make him a respected figure in that country. In 1998 an honorary doctorate was bestowed on him by the old-established Plekhanov Economics Academy. In 2002 was awarded the International Man of the Year Award by the Plekhanov Economics Academy. And in 2003, His Royal Highness was awarded the 'Glory of Russia' by the Plekhanov Economics Academy.

He attended the formal re-interment in St Petersburg in 1998 of the bones of the murdered Romanov family.

In July 1999, Prince Michael led a Bentley Rally from Brooklands Museum to Moscow, covering the 1,700 miles in ten days and raising more than £25,000 for the Children’s Fire and Burns Trust.

Prince Michael at the end of the Brooklands to Moscow Bentley Rally, July 1999. Photograph © David Chancellor Prince Michael at the start of the St Petersburg Tercentenary Rally 2003. Photograph © David Chancellor

In 2003, His Royal Highness led a Rally of fifteen vintage Bentleys from Yekaterinburg to St Petersburg, as part of the celebrations for the Tercentenary of St Petersburg, in order to raise funds for the Children’s Fire and Burns Trust and St Gregory’s Foundation, as well as other charities alon the route. The total amount raised was over £120,000.

In May 2005, Prince Michael as Royal Patron, took part in the White Knights Ride in Russia, starting from Vladivostok and finishing at Khabarovsk.

The rally was to raise funds for The Prince Michael of Kent Foundation, set up to benefit health, education, culture and heritage in Russia, and is administered by CAF. The money raised was also donated to the London's Royal Marsden Hospital, in great need of a new rapid diagnostic scanner, and Britain's Charities Aid Foundation Russia (CAF).


News Links / NOvgorod
« on: September 19, 2006, 09:56:09 AM »
Novgorod was really well known for his fair at the time of Tzar Nicolas II,as international exposition in Paris could be...

This is the photo of the main building of the fair,designed in old russian style...does someone knows if it still exist?And in what state of preservation?Does anyone have pics of it?][/URL]


News Links / Revival of olds balls and masquarades in St Petersburg
« on: September 18, 2006, 09:55:21 AM »

The yussupovski palace organized some balls and masquarades all along the year since 2004...

Occasion for remembering what could have been also the life during the last tzar reign...


News Links / Reconstruction of new old manors
« on: September 18, 2006, 09:48:37 AM »
This link would interest the new riches...


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