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Imperial Russian Treasures exhibition in Brussels
« on: February 05, 2006, 11:40:37 PM »
Having just returned from a romantic weekend in Brussels I'm delighted to say we came across a small exhibition of Imperial Russian uniforms, regimental silver and momentoes donated to the National Army and Military History Museum by the White Russian community in the late 1930's.  

I particularly enjoyed a full dress uniform of the Kouban Cossack regt, an enormous silver punch bowl with enamelled portraits of Nicholas II & his father, and a small size jacket that had belonged to Alexi.

The exhibition is NOT worth travelling any great distance for, as it's quite small and took me about 20 minutes to go round.  It would also help if you can read Flemish or French (fortunately I can just about manage the latter).  If you are in Brussels howver I heartly recommend it - the military museum itself is well worth a visit.

Phil T