Our Russian history websites and online books present a wide array of subjects relating to Royalty, Art, the Revolution and the Romanov Dynasty. We are continually adding new books and sites so come back often and see what's happening! Bob Atchison, Austin, Texas
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Learn more about Russian history and the Romanovs. Here are some great books:
Margaret Eager's stories of life as a governess to the Grand Duchesses.
It's a a guide for Edwardian servants published in 1908, during the era of Downton Abbey. It's fun and interesting.
Pierre Gilliard's amazing book of life as the French tutor to the children of Tsar Nicholas II.
Memoirs written by Prince Felix Yussupov, one of the murderers of Rasputin.
Huge online book by Anatoli Mikhailovich Kuchumov, former curator at Pavlovsk and the Alexander Palace.
A first-hand account of Nicholas II during WWI written by the British officer, Hanbury-Williams.
An inside account by Count Paul Beckendorff, a central member of Nicholas's court.
Written by Lili Dehn, a close friend of the last Empress, Alexandra Feodorovna. Many unique first hand stories.
The famous book written by Anna Vyrubova, close friend of the Imperial family.
Personal Valet to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna
Originally published in 1910 for the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city.
A biography of the last Empress of Russia by her Lady in Waiting, Countess Sophie Buxhoeveden.
The memoirs of Mossolov, head of the Court Chancellery from 1900 until 1916.
Written by Princess Paley, wife of Grand Duke Paul.
Cameron worked in Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk for Catherine II - by Georges Lukomski
A collection of pictures from a book by an American, Captain Donald Thompson.
A 1996 overview of the condition of the palace with recommendations for its restoration.
Written just before the Russian Revolution focusing on pilots and giant aeroplanes built by Sikorsky.
A day in St Petersburg and a ball at the Winter Palace in 1868 by Sacheverell Sitwell.
Written by Maurice Paleologue, who was Ambassador to Russia from France.
Here's an assortment of AlexanderPalace.org websites to explore Russia's past:
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Celebrated website on the home of the last Tsar and his family.
Lots of great zoom views and historic photos from before the revolution.
Website for the touring exhibition from Tsarskoe Selo and the Kremlin Museums.
A Royal Danish exhibition of porcelain easter eggs and their history.
Website devoted to the youngest daughter of the last Tsar of Russia.
This is a great article on key success factors in web design. It's a great read for anyone who is interested in design principals and how they apply to the Internet today.
Online website for the fabulous exhibition that toured the USA.
Online exhibition from the Hermitage Museum.
More than 100 online pictures of the Romanovs.
Cool visit to St. Petersburg before the Revolution.
A collection of pictures from a 1916 publication of the Imperial Court.