More on the Romanovs

J.K. Baltzersen has posted another short article o the Romanovs. If you have not done so, visit his site and play the films he has collected this last week. A remarkable tragidy of the 20th century...

Russians Get New, Fond Glimpse of the Last Czar

Published: July 20, 2008

MOSCOW — The black-and-white photographs are ordinary enough: Czar Nicholas II, his wife and their five children relax in the countryside. His wife, Alexandra, mingles with patients in a hospital. Their son, Crown Prince Aleksei, poses in a traditional Russian sailor suit.

Sergei Kivrin for The New York Times
An exhibition in Moscow is displaying archival material on Czar Nicholas and his family.

Natalia Kolesnikova/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
A Russian Orthodox believer held an icon of the czar’s family at a meeting on Thursday for the 90th anniversary of their executions.

But to many of the Russians who visited the new “Crown of the Czar” exhibition in Moscow last week, these pictures of the royal family were breathtaking. Older people who grew up versed in the canon of Marx and Lenin seemed particularly grateful to see documents and other items that had been locked away in archives for so many decades.

de Brantigny


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful icon of the whole family! Very touching.

Best wishes,


J.K. Baltzersen said...

Sir, thank you so much for the link.

de Brantigny said...

You are welcome.
De Brantigny