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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Russian magazines
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:33:47 PM »
Very often, while checking bibliography, I see abbreviations of the titles of Russians magazines e.g. RS - Russkaya Starina etc. In most cases I have no problem to understand what magazine they are talking about but  recently  I`ve experienced some troubles. Could anyone tell me what the foowng abbreviations stand for?

IV - Istoricheskij Vestnik?



Could anyone please help to identify the Russian cavalry unit? A friend of mine from Poland asked me for help. This is his great grandfather who served in the Imperial Russian cavalry. He doesn`t know what unit it was. He knows that in the first decade of the 20th century his grandfather served (probably) in the region of Astrakhan though he isn`t sure.

here is a picture:

Having Fun! / HATS
« on: November 01, 2010, 05:34:55 PM »
I love when royals wear hats. i particularly love when their hats match their outfit. I also like when these hats have something out of ordinary. here are some of my favorites

A new book was published in December 2009 (sorry for informing you so late). It is a book on the Russian minority in Poland, mainly fro 1815 to 1915 but not only. This is the first attempt to deal with the Russians (or, to be precise) Russian-speaking population of Poland. Here, in Poland, there are so many books on Russian-Polish relations but they concentrate mainly on political issues e.g.partitions, post -1945 period etc. These publications and their authors totally ignore other aspects of Russian life e.g. the Russians who contributed to the development of Poland or prominent Russians (e.g. Denikin or Savinkov or Merezhkovskiy) who lived in Poland and who left their legacy. There are also chapters on the Imperial family, e.g. on the Imperial residences or Emeperor`s visits.
This is not a book on the Imperial family, it offers overall picture of the Russian minority`s life. I also contributed 13 chapters. Unfortunately, I had to keep long things short and was not able to dwell on some issues. WE hope that in the future  there will appear the second volume of this work because we have some materials that haven`t been published. I was the author of the initial concept of the book though in the course of work the initial concept underwent some changes.The project was fiananced by The Ministry of Foeign Affairs of Russia.

This is it



I found this book on ozon. ru. I`m interested in the lives of foreign princesses who married Russian grand dukes. And Elena Pavlovna is one of the brightest figures. I wonder if anyone is familiar with this item and is it worth buying and reading?

Е. Я. Кальницкая
Государственный Русский музей. Альманах, №163, 2007. Великая княгиня Елена Павловна
Серия: Государственный Русский музей (альманах)


Издательства: Государственный Русский музей, Palace Editions, 2007 г.
Твердый переплет, 60 стр.
ISBN   978-5-9332-234-4
Мелованная бумага, Цветные иллюстрации

The Hohenzollern / Brandenburg-Schwedt
« on: October 24, 2010, 04:04:30 PM »
I`d like to get some info on this family. When I look at the name of this grand dukal family I see two constituents: Branderburg is definitely a land and Schwedt is a small town practically on the Polish-German border.  I assume it became extinct a long time ago.

thanks in advance


In April I started working on a book about Russians in Poland. Although Russians started living in Poland in the 15th century the most intersting period was 1815-1915 when Polish Kingdom belonged to Russia. The book will have separate chapters on e.g. culture, military men, Orthodox church etc. and ,of vourse, one chapter will be devoted to the Imperial family nd their palaces. Yesterday I was in Wrsaw, working at the State Archives containing materilas before 1918. the majority of the files connected with 1815-1915 were evacuated to St Petersburg before the Germans entered Warsaw in August 1915. Some of the files were returned after WWI but the majority  still remains in Russia so I managed to find too little info on the palaces in Poland though I already have a lot of info. They have some files on the palaces in Spala and Skierniewice though they contain info only on the economic and household matters  e.g. necessity to employ additional servants or send some servants from Lazienki palace  to  Spala or to fix telephoes etc. One of the files contained some notes concerning the mansion OSTROV ( sometimes it was called OSTROVY) owned by GD Mikhail Alexandrovich. It was about sending some home utensils from Warsaw to this palace during the GDuke`s stay there. Today I learned that the palace built in 1795-1800 is situated in a small town of Klobuck in Silesia. Here is the picture 

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I know nothing about this palace. It hasn`t been mentioned in this forum. As this info is necessry for my book I `ll keep you informed and go there and take pictures

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