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I am pleased to announce that the No. 15 issue of Royal Russia is now available for purchase from my online bookshop. This is the first issue to be published in more than a year!
The past year has allowed me to rethink the future of this popular journal, and during that time, I have made several changes to the publication.
Aside from a new font and page numbering, I have also made a slight change in the wording of the subtitle of Royal Russia, which now reads A Celebration of the History of the Romanov Dynasty in Words and Photographs.
The No. 15 issue, and all future issues will only feature full-length articles on the history of the Romanov dynasty: biographies, events in their respective lives, their residences among other like-minded topics.
I have eliminated all advertising and Royal Russia News, thus devoting more space to more full-length articles, many of which will be first English translations of works by Russian historians, providing readers with fresh, new facts and information from a variety of Russian media and archival sources.
I am also pleased to note that each new issue will contain more photographs of the Russian Imperial Family, their residences, as well as those of life in Pre-Revolutionary Russia.
I am making great efforts to find and publish photos which are rare or never seen before to the majority of readers. Don’t let any one convince you that there are “no new photos of the Romanovs” – there are many!
I must apologize for the quality of some of the photographs published in Royal Russia, however, this is something which I have no control over. Photos have been chosen for their visual impact, but historical accuracy has made it vital to include a number of photographs whose quality is poor, but whose value as historical documents is considerable. Sadly, during the Soviet years, many photographs of the Imperial family were stored under poor conditions and their standard is low
Please note that while I will make every effort to publish two issues per year, I can no longer guarantee such. Each new issue will be published only when I have enough full-length articles. Translations are both time consuming and costly, but I will work very hard to bring readers something fresh, new and interesting with each successive issue.
I must also stress, that when an issue has sold out, no further reprints will be issued. I can confirm that 5 of the 15 issues of Royal Russia published to date, are now out of print.
I trust that you will like the changes made to Royal Russia, that you will enjoy all the articles and photos, and that you will continue to be a dedicated reader in the years ahead.
Below, is a list of the 6 full-length articles and their respective authors, featured in Royal Russia No. 15:
MILESTONES IN THE LIFE OF GRAND DUKE MIKHAIL ALEXANDROVICH
by Yuri Alexandrovich Zhuk & Vladimir Mikhailovich Khrustalev – 1st English Translation
TIMOFEJ YASHCHIK: The Fate of Maria Feodorovna’s Bodyguard
by Andrei Razumov – 1st English Translation
QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE ROMANOVS
by Coryne Hall
THE BOLSHOI THEATRE AND THE ROMANOVS
by Alexander Anatolyevich Vaskin – 1st English Translation
PRINCESS TATIANA KONSTANTINOVNA: The Little Known Romanov
by Coryne Hall
ANNA VYRUBOVA: The Finnish Years in Exile
by Ludmila Khuktiniemi – 1st English Translation
plus, two collections of vintage photographs:
FROZEN IN TIME
Photographic Memories of the Russian Imperial Family
THE LOST WORLD OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA
Vintage Photographs of Russia Before the Revolution
Royal Russia No. 15 can be purchased from my online bookshop – thank you for your interest in my publications!
© Paul Gilbert. 7 May 2020
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