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WATCH: The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia

2021-03-18T14:21:17-04:00March 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

On March 13th, University at Albany (SUNY) professor Nadieszda Kizenko presented "The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. Using objects from the Russian History Museum's collection, this talk looked at confession [...]

WATCH: Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia’s Rulers

2021-03-16T15:44:52-04:00February 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

On February 13th, Westminster College Professor Russell Martin presented an online lecture titled "Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia's Rulers." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. The weddings of Russia’s rulers [...]

Princess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia: Princess, Patron, Presence

2021-01-12T11:54:56-05:00January 11th, 2021|History, Museum|

On January 11, 2001, Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Princess of the Blood Imperial and great-granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I, died in Valley Cottage, New York, where she had lived for many years at the home for the elderly at the Tolstoy Foundation. On the 20th [...]

Your Questions About Grand Duke Michael Answered

2020-12-17T17:07:06-05:00December 16th, 2020|Second Saturdays|

On December 12, Nicholas Nicholson, Russian History Museum's Director of Development, presented a captivating account of the life of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich. In "Grand Duke Michael: Brother of the Tsar" Nicholson shared new research from his recent book, co-authored with translator Helen Azar, Michael [...]

October Conservation Challenge: Tsarevich Alexis’s “History of the Finland Life-Guards Regiment”

2020-10-21T13:49:32-04:00October 21st, 2020|Conservation|

This month, we are pleased to bring you our second Conservation Challenge — a book presented to the Heir-Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia in his capacity as Honorary Chief of the Finland Life-Guards Regiment of His Majesty. Help Restore This Artifact [...]