Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich of Russia (1850 – 1918) was the first-born son of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich who was the younger brother of the Russian emperor Alexander II, and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Russia. He was also the grandson of Tsar Nicholas I and cousin of Tsar Alexander III.
Priceless emerald necklaces and brooches with huge sapphires that once adorned the gowns of Russian tsarinas later found new owners: American socialites and the wives of oil tycoons.
Orthodox Easter for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 2.
Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.
After Liz Vella’s son Dylan urged her tp have the oortrait restored by BBC1’s hit show The Repair Shop – it was discovered it was possibly one of the earliest period paintings of King Charles II.
One of the 20th Century’s great mysteries is what happened to Imperial Russia’s gold reserves following the Wall Street-financed coup in 1917 that overthrew the Tsarist government. This coup is known wrongly as the Russian Revolution. At the outbreak of World War One the gold reserves of Imperial Russia were by far the largest in the world. Leaving aside Russia’s priceless arts likewise looted and sent abroad the gold in Russia’s vaults weighed 1,311 tonnes. At today’s value the stolen bullion’s value is $60 billion. Gold reserves that fell into the hands of the Bolsheviks totalled considerably more at 1.101 million rubles. After signing the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, German bankers asked Lenin to hand over part of Russian gold. Such is the sensitivity surrounding the Russian gold reserve’s eventual destination that there is virtually no mention of its fate in the English language.
49-year-old British mechanic Kevin Duckett enjoys treasure hunting in his spare time. Some time ago, he went on another walk with a metal detector in a field near Market Harborough, Northhamptonshire.
It was the last waltz for Europe and the last dance for humanity. Had one of Europe’s oldest, most successful and popular royal houses not been destroyed and consumed by New York-based banking houses the world would likely have been a far better place today.
The list includes a tsar’s house and a wooden skyscraper.
A full list of suspected British wartime anti-war activists, including the 12th Duke of Bedford, the British Union of Fascists (BUF) leader Sir Oswald Mosley and many others of the upper classes who would have been arrested or were arrested and imprisoned in the event of British war against the German Reich, has been released for the first time at the National Archives.
The opening of the exhibition “Faberge – Jeweler of the Imperial Court” took place on online; the exposition will be available to visitors from November 25 to March 14, 2021.