Nicholas II in the news – Summer 2022
Russia’s last Emperor and Tsar continues to be the subject of news in Western media. For the benefit of those who do not follow me on my Facebook page, I am pleased to present the following 12 full length articles, news stories and videos published by American and British media services, in addition, are several articles about Nicholas II’s family and faithful retainers.
Below, are the articles published in July, August and September 2022. Click on the title [highlighted in red] and follow the link to read each respective article:
How Moscow lit up on Nicholas II’s coronation day + PHOTOS
“Light with no fire” and a little sun – those were the names Russians first gave with astonishment to electrical lighting appliances. It hadn’t even been a quarter of a century since the appearance of the first light bulb in Russia when electricity sparked interest in the Winter Palace.
Source: Russia Beyond. 22 September 2022
The last Tsar: How Russia commemorates the brutal communist murder of Emperor Nikolai II’s family + PHOTOS
An RT correspondent learned the story of this extra judicial massacre and talked to pilgrims about their attitude to the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers in Russia today.
Source: Russia Today. 14 August 2022
The newest saints of the Russian Orthodox Church + PHOTOS
After the collapse of the USSR the resurgent Orthodox Church, among its other actions, canonized new saints. By and large, these were individuals who had suffered for their faith at the hands of the Communists – but not exclusively. Among them are Patriarch Tikhon, John of Kronstadt, Nicholas II and his family, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna . . .
Source: Russia Beyond. 29 August 2022
The Russian Empire’s largest ‘EXPO’ + 21 PHOTOS
In 1896, the biggest industrial and art exhibition in the history of Tsarist Russia was held in Nizhny Novgorod, the country’s main trading city. Here is what it was like.
Source: Russia Beyond. 20 August 2022
Betrayed by All and Blessed by God. A Homily for the Feast of the Royal Martyrs
July 17th is a special, extraordinary day for all of us. It is on this day, that we glorify a man who was slandered, debased, subjected to scorn, misunderstood, and betrayed like none other in all of Russian history.
Source: Orthodox Christian. 26 May 2022
‘The Heart of a Saint: Holy Royal Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna’ by Sophie Law
Letters have always been a mirror to the hearts of the saints, especially when these letters are addressed to people close to them. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna’s correspondence with Tsar Nicholas II are very revealing.
Source: Orthodox Christian. 20 July 2022
‘Those who remained faithful’ by Oksana Garkavenko
July 17th is the feast of the holy Royal Martyrs—the family of the last Russian Emperor St. Nicholas II. While commemorating them, let us remember those who walked the path of the Cross with them and remained faithful in the days when betrayal became the norm.
Source: Orthodox Christianity. 19 July 2022
The Romanovs: The Last Chapter (VIDEO)
The Russian Imperial Romanov family, Nicholas II of Russia, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, and their five children: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei, were shot and bayoneted by Bolshevik revolutionaries under Yakov Yurovsky on the orders of the Ural Regional Soviet in Yekaterinburg on the night of 16–17 July 1918.
Source: The Romanov Royal Martyrs Project. 16 July 2022
‘About the Imperial Family’ by Bishop Basil (Rodzianko)
Vladyka Basil (1915-1999) recalls his memories of Fr. Nicholas (Gibbes), tutor to Nicholas II’s children, who later converted to Orthodoxy and was tonsured a monk with the name of Nicholas, in memory of His Majesty the Emperor.
Source: Orthodox Christianity. 16 July 2022
Remembering the Romanov Girls (VIDEO)
This account about the four Romanov girls was written by Lili Dehn, a close friend of the last Empress of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna. She witnessed many of the most important events, of the sunset years of the Romanov Dynasty. Her words consist an intimate first-hand account, from the perspective of a palace insider, and close friend of Alexandra.
Source: The Romanov Royal Martyrs Project. 15 July 2022
Crown Jewels: The Romanov Children (VIDEO)
The Romanov children were extraordinary in their ordinariness. Despite being born in one of the highest and most enviable positions in the world, and having access to all possible worldly goods, they lived and were brought up like ordinary children. Even more amazingly, despite being surrounded by a court environment made up of the entirely secular and godless aristocracy, the children grew up to be God-fearing and endowed with all manner of Christian virtue.
Source: The Romanov Royal Martyrs Project. 6 July 2022
Archimandrite Nicholas Gibbes: From the Russian Orthodox Church in Exile to the Moscow Patriarchate by Nicolas Mabin
An archive-based study of Charles Sydney Gibbes (1876-1963), a figure well-known as a tutor to Tsesarevich Aleksei Nikolaevich, but quite obscure in his capacity of a ROCOR clergyman.
Source: ROCOR Studies. February 2020
For MORE articles, please refer to the following links:
Nicholas II in the news – Spring 2022
7 articles published in April, May and June 2022
Nicholas II in the news – Winter 2022
6 articles published in January, February and March 2022
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