ROMANOV FAMILY: TIME TRAVEL TO TSARSKOE SELO (VIDEOS)

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ROMANOV FAMILY: TIME TRAVEL TO TSARSKOE SELO (VIDEOS)

Below are the video “podcasts” made by me during my visit to Tsarskoe Selo in December of 2016. Travel through time with me and learn what the familiar places from pre-revolution photos look like today.  Have a good trip!

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ROMANOV FAMILY: TIME TRAVEL INTO THEIR WORLD

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ROMANOV FAMILY: TIME TRAVEL INTO THEIR WORLD

Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana in front of Znamenie Church circa 1915. The grand duchesses attended daily morning services there during their work at the infirmary.

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ROMANOV FAMILY: ALEXANDER PALACE AND PARK

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ROMANOV FAMILY: ALEXANDER PALACE AND PARK

The Alexander Palace Palace prior to the revolution – primary residence of the Romanov family

The Alexander Palace, still being restored at the time of this writing, is one of the original imperial structures that survived World War II and the Nazi occupation of the Town of Pushkin. Commissioned by Empress Catherine the Great in 1792, it was given by her as a wedding gift to her favorite grandson, the future Tsar Alexander I. The last Russian imperial family chose this unassuming, relatively small palace as their permanent residence in the early 20th century. It was here where they were placed under house arrest when the Russian revolution broke out in 1917 and Nicholas II was forced to abdicate.

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