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Yes, seriously, it's not easy to find the photo posting directions.  I have posted (about my mother-in-law's sister-in-law, Audrey Emery & family) on and followed this list for many, many years mostly without logging in, hence my status as a "Newbie."  So "New Users Read First Please" is not something that an Old User who has forgotten how to post photos gravitates to.
A little more graciousness from the Forum Administrator towards forgetful Old Users I think would be nice.

My visit was in September 2007, and the church wasn't open.
I'll try to post some photos soon: not easy to find the directions!
Please keep up your research and posts. I love Russia Before & After, which has been a theme of my many trips there over the last 20+years -- but mine are nowhere nearly so good as yours.

Thanks so much Joanna for posting this info on Znamenka and Mikhialovksa! About 10 years ago I was lucky to roam around the Znamenka grounds, and I'll try to post a few of my photos. I just love all your historical information -- please keep it up!

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Dancing in Petersburg
« on: February 03, 2017, 07:22:59 PM »
Other books: "Imperial Dancer" by Coryne Hall 2005, also about Kschessinska, and "Theatre Street, Reminiscences of Tamara Karsavina" autobiography, 1931, E.P. Dutton.

I have heard it said that between March and August 1917, it would have been impossible to transport the Imperial family by train to Murmansk or Archangel because the revolutionaries controlled some or all of the rail lines.
Is this true?

Thanks for letting us know!

I'm a long-term lurker, with a considerable collection of unusual Imperial & pre-1940 Soviet-era books. In a recent effort to sort my books, I came across this post, and thought it might be useful to add:
"Survival Through War and Revolution in Russia" by Dmitry Nikolaevich Fedotov-White: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1939. It is the personal narrative of an officer who fought in the Russian Navy during World War I and in Kolchak's army against the Reds, and who was captured by the latter and worked in a Bolshevik government department until 1921, when he escaped via Finland to the United States.
If anyone is interested in hearing more about it, please let me know.

The USGS has digitized the catalog for the Chrisite's London 1927 auction of Russian Imperial Jewels:

I hope this link works!

The correct title of this book is "Romanovs in the 21st Century" and it is available on, but apparently only in a Kindle edition.

I'm not certain I understand your request for "more materials":  do you need a copy of the book "White Crow"?
If so, I could lend you mine.
My late mother-in-law's second husband was Audrey Emery's brother, so it would be fun for me to help on this project!


Palaces in Moscow / Re: Hunt Club
« on: July 06, 2010, 10:16:22 PM »
According to a NYTimes article on 16 May 1896, the French Ambassador's ball was to be held on 30 May at the French Embassy:

but no doubt you've seen this!


Palaces in Moscow / Re: Hunt Club
« on: July 06, 2010, 09:00:53 PM »
I'm certain you could contact him c/o The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10028, or if you email me privately to, I can give you a home address.
Tatyana Olyphant

Palaces in Moscow / Re: Hunt Club
« on: July 04, 2010, 07:38:25 PM »
You might write a note to Phillipe de Montebello, recently retired Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He has the Ambassador's (unpublished) memoirs, letters, etc. I've had a few chats with him about his ancestor's role, and he seems to enjoy discussing his family history.


From about 2000, Filippov's has been a Pizza Hut. Before that, since the late 1970's when I first visited Moscow, it was a cafe / struggling pastry shop. I have some photos from the 1990's with the 19th century interior largely intact, which I'll post when I find them. I haven't been to Moscow since 2007, but at that time it was still Pizza Hut, with some remnants of the original interior still visible.
Has anyone seen it recently?


Oh dear, I was trying to reply to the post of 12/29/2008 about the relocation of the Naval Museum from the Bourse, to a building that the poster could not identify for sure.


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