The Home of the Last Tsar - Romanov and Russian History

Murder of the Imperial Family - Final DNA report on the Romanov Remains

Final DNA report and analysis of the Ekaterinburg Remains Proving they are the Imperial Family

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004838

Palace Archives

History
WMF Report
Diaries and Letters
Murder of the Imperial Family
Travel Guides
Romanov Archives

Mosaic of Constantine XI and Zoe in Hagia Sophia

Here's a page dedicated to the famous mosaic of the beautiful Zoe the Porphyrogenita and her third husband Constanine the money bags form the upper gallery.

Semi-Precious Hardstone Animals

Here are some images of my favorite hardstone, Faberge-like animals from my collections with stories about how they were created and why

Memories of Aleksei Volkov
I Visit the Soviets by E. M. Delafield
Lost Splendor by Felix Yussupov