Established in 1994, Royal Russia will mark its 25th anniversary in 2019. Our web site currently welcomes more than half a million visitors from every corner of the globe each month, and our Facebook page has more than 142,000 followers.

Royal Russia remains one of the most popular web sites dedicated to the study and appreciation of the Romanov dynasty, their rich legacy, the monarchy and the history of Imperial and Holy Russia.

Royal Russia is a web site dedicated to keeping the memories of old Russia alive by celebrating the Romanov Dynasty and their legacy, monarchy, and the history of Imperial and Holy Russia.

We are able to accomplish this through our web site, blog, and the translation, publication and distribution of books and our official magazine, Royal Russia Annual.

Royal Russia is dedicated to the distribution of accurate information about the House of Romanov, their legacy, pre-Revolutionary Russian history, and highlighting the importance of the Russian Imperial House in today's Russia.

Royal Russia believes that the legacy of the Romanovs and the history of Tsarist Russia should be sources of national pride and prosperity. Our goal is to educate, restore and honour one of the world's greatest dynasties and the rich history of pre-revolutionary Russia.

We support the research and translation of historical documents so that historians, researchers, and the general public in the West will have access to them.

We support the preservation and restoration of buildings of historical importance in Russia so that present and future generations may come to appreciate the history of Russia so vehemently denied them under Communist rule.

Saturday, 27th October 2018
St. John's Orthodox Church
Colchester, Essex, England

A conference marking the 150th anniversary of the birth and the 100th anniversary of the death and martyrdom of Russia’s last sovereign.

Click on the image below to watch a short (1 minute, 23 second )video of the Kuban Cossack Choir sing a haunting rendition of God, Save the Tsar! / Боже, Царя храни! (with English subtitles)

Royal Russia Founder & Web-Site Administrator
Holy Trinity Monastery
Jordanville, New york

Read a biography about the Founder and Administrator of Royal Russia, who has dedicated the past 25 years of his life to the study of the Romanov dynasty and the history of Imperial Russia. He has visited Russia 28 times since 1986, his most recent visit to Ekaterinburg in June 2016.


Links to more than 50 web sites on the Romanovs, Imperial Russia, museums, palaces, exhibitions, the Russian Orthodox Church, and more.


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Check this section regularly for the most recent additions to the Royal Russia web site - including full-length articles, videos and more!

20 January 2018

Nicholas II Conference Plans Finalized

Information about the event, including location, venue, speakers, topics, and more. You will also find a link to purchase tickets to this historic event.

20 January 2018

The NEW Royal Russia News blog

Our popular news blog has moved to a new web host. All new listings will be posted here, and will continue to feature news from Russian media sources on a daily basis.

30 November 2017

Nicholas II's Favourite. The Imperial Russian Balalaika Orchestra

Rudy de Casseres writes about Vasily Vasilyevich Andreyev (1861-1918), who founded ”the society of lovers of playing the balalaika”, which has survived to this day as The Andreyev State Academic Russian Orchestra.

17 July 2017

Tsar's Days in Ekaterinburg, 16/17 July 2017

A video and colour photographs of the Divine Liturgy and religious procession held in Ekaterinburg, on the night of 16/17 July 2017.

6 July 2017

Video & Film Archive: Films

A new film The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2 hour, 15 minutes), has been added to our video and film archive.

This monumental epic is considered by many to be the finest film to depict the last months of the Russian Imperial family.

21 June 2017

Video & Film Archive: Documentaries + 4 VIDEOS

A new documentary Nicholas & Alexandra (1 hour, 30 minutes), has been added to our video and film archive.

The documentary is presented by HSH Prince Michael of Kent, and includes interviews with Nicholas Romanovich Romanov (1922-2014), Vladimir Soloviev, Alexander Avdonin, and people who were born in the late 19th century, and witness to Nicholas II's reign.

16 June 2017

Video & Film Archive: Documentaries + 3 VIDEOS

The first page of the newly revised 'Video and Film Archive' features documentaries. This section will eventually include two additional categories: vintage newsreels, and films, it will be updated on a regular basis with additional videos.

13 June 2017

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960) + 15 Photos

Today, marks the 135th anniversary of the birth of one of the most respected members of the Russian Imperial family. Our profile on Russia's last grand duchess - originally published in 2010 - has been updated.

1 June 2017

God, Save the Tsar! + 7 Videos

A short history of the Imperial Anthem of the Russian Empire, includes 7 videos.

29 May 2017

The Romanovs. The Survivors + 14 Photos

One of our most popular pages, has been moved to our new directory. It has been given a fresh new look, minor corrections have been made, and updated with new photographs.

Our original news blog features nearly 2,300 news stories, videos and photos, including many first-English translations from Russian media sources. Use the directory to help you locate the topics which interest you most. This page is updated several times a week.

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Our Facebook page offers many additional articles, news stories, photographs and videos, which you will not find on our web site and blog. Receive instant news updates, and take part in discussions with other Romanovphiles and Russophiles. We currently have nearly 107,000 followers from around the world, and growing daily!

ROYAL RUSSIA No. 13, 2018

A special web page offers information on current, forthcoming, and past issues of our official magazine dedicated to the study and appreciation of the Romanov dynasty and Imperial Russia, published bi-annually.

SOVEREIGN No. 5, 2017

A special web page offers information on current, forthcoming, and past issues of our periodical dedicated to the life and reign of Emperor Nicholas II, published bi-annually.

by Paul Gilbert

Our online bookshop specializing in books and periodicals on the Romanov dynasty and Imperial Russia. All titles are published by Royal Russia and exclusive to the Royal Russia Bookshop.

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PAUL GILBERT / Founder and Administrator