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The House of Romanov was the second and last imperial dynasty to rule over Russia for more than three hundred years, reigning from 1613 until the 1917 overthrow of the monarchy during the February Revolution. The Romanov Dynasty succeeded the Rurik Dynasty after the Time of Troubles. This 300-year chapter saw so many achievements, failures, happy and joyous moments, and sorrowful tragedies. of The Holy Bible And Cross
{make me choose} ♔ ↳ willwriteforruns asked: queen victoria of england or catherine the great of russia?

Catherine considered herself to be one of Europe’s most enlightened rulers, and many historians agree. She wrote numerous books, pamphlets and educational materials aimed at improving Russia’s education system. She was also a champion of the arts, keeping up a lifelong correspondence with Voltaire and other prominent minds of the era, creating one of the world’s most impressive art collections in St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace (now home to the famed Hermitage Museum) and even trying her hand at composing opera. The period of Catherine the Great’s rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility. [x]

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willwriteforruns asked: queen victoria of england or catherine the great of russia?

Catherine considered herself to be one of Europe’s most enlightened rulers, and many historians agree. She wrote numerous books, pamphlets and educational materials aimed at improving Russia’s education system. She was also a champion of the arts, keeping up a lifelong correspondence with Voltaire and other prominent minds of the era, creating one of the world’s most impressive art collections in St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace (now home to the famed Hermitage Museum) and even trying her hand at composing opera. The period of Catherine the Great’s rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility. [x]

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eatingisfab:

i wish i can just read good novels, watch great movies, listen to my favorite songs, travel, see beautiful things, eat whenever im hungry and sleep when im tired but no no, i have to go to school, graduate, find a job and struggle. 

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bulletproofjewels:

OTMA + regiments

Nicholas II appointed all of his daughters as honorary colonels to regiments, all on their name days once they were fourteen; Olga’s was given on July 11th, 1909,  the 2nd Elizavetgradsky Hussars. Tatiana’s was given January 15th, 1911, the 8th Vozenesky Lancers. Maria’s was given on July 22nd, 1913, the 9th Kazansky Dragoons. Anastasia’s was given on December 25th, 1915, the 148th Caspian Infantry, but was never photographed in her uniform due to the war and following revolution (the badge pictured is that of her regiment). [x]
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hrhawesome:

Empress Alexandra of Russia and her daughters at a White Flower charity event; C. 1913.

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royaltyandpomp:

THE EMPEROR
H.I.M. Emperor Nicholas II of All The Russias  (1868-1918)

royaltyandpomp:

THE EMPEROR

H.I.M. Emperor Nicholas II of All The Russias  (1868-1918)

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hrhawesome:

The 2 eldest children of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, GD’s Tatiana (left) & Olga in their nursing uniforms; C. 1915.

hrhawesome:

The 2 eldest children of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, GD’s Tatiana (left) & Olga in their nursing uniforms; C. 1915.

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the-lost-empires:

Rare of Maria! Source: Vk 

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bulletproofjewels:

costumehistory:

olga-nikolayevna:

The high quality of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna in uniform 

Can’t find a date for this, but it’s probably somewhere between 1910-1916.

It’s 1912, her regiment was the 5th Kazansky Dragoons. The uniform colours were a dark green and blue with a red and white trim.

Actually, it’s 1913. All Russian-born Grand Duchesses did not receive their own regiment until they reached fourteen years of age. Maria turned 14 in 1913.

bulletproofjewels:

costumehistory:

olga-nikolayevna:

The high quality of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna in uniform 

Can’t find a date for this, but it’s probably somewhere between 1910-1916.

It’s 1912, her regiment was the 5th Kazansky Dragoons. The uniform colours were a dark green and blue with a red and white trim.

Actually, it’s 1913. All Russian-born Grand Duchesses did not receive their own regiment until they reached fourteen years of age. Maria turned 14 in 1913.

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Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna with her two granddaughters Princesses Maria and Kira, during a picnic.

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna with her two granddaughters Princesses Maria and Kira, during a picnic.

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Alenka complained to her and the author did nothing, The batty author attacked a negative review and wrote a review of her own book said her book was a fictional equivalent to Helen Rappaport, which isn’t a good thing lol.

*le sigh* Wow, I don’t like these type of people at all. The worst thing is that there are literally people out there who believe those allegations and buy books like this one. This sort of thing is why I’m always careful with buying historical books (or any book, for that matter). 

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*instant facepalm after reading the second sentence* Oh, and she stole one of my colorizations (I worked hard on that one) to promote her book and she did not only that…she also removed/cropped off the watermark I put on the artwork, which provided the link to the original source. Enough said, PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.

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ohsoromanov:

A very young Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia.

ohsoromanov:

A very young Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia.

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