Monument to General who remained faithful to Nicholas II established in Russia

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Monument to General Count Fyodor Arturovich Keller, Peterhof,

On 5th September, Russia’s first monument to General Count Fyodor Arturovich Keller was established in Peterhof, where the Izmailovsky Life Guard Regiment, which had been under Keller’s command from 1906, had been housed before the 1917 Revolution.

Sadly, the barracks have only been partially preserved, and currently house the Military Institute of Railway Troops and Military Communications, where there is also a museum dedicated to the history of Izmailovsky Life Guard Regiment. It is here that the monument to their legendary commander was established.

The completion of the project is thanks to the efforts of the Emperor Alexander III Educational Society.

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Monument to General Count Fyodor Arturovich Keller, Peterhof,

General who did not betray Nicholas II

The abdication of Nicholas II, continues to be shrouded in controversy, myths and lies. Historians have led us to believe that the tsar was betrayed by all of his generals in the days leading up to his abdication.

This is incorrect.

Commander of the Guard Cavalry Corps Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski (1863-1919), a Muslim by religion, turned out to be one of two Tsarist generals, who remained loyal to the Russian Orthodox emperor and refused to swear allegiance to the Provisional Government.

The second general whose loyalty and readiness to defend the tsar was the commander of the Third Cavalry Corps of the Russian Imperial Army, General Count Fyodor Arturovich Keller (1857-1918).

Both sent telegrams to the tsar at Mogliev expressing their loyalty to Nicholas II, offering their troops to defend the monarchy. Neither telegram ever reached their sovereign, having been intercepted by supporters of the Provisional Government.

Keller was shot by Petliurists on 21 (O.S. 8) December 1918. His body was buried under a false name in the Intercession Monastery in Kiev. His grave has not been preserved.

I have written a comprehensive article on Nakhchivanski and Keller Loyal to Their Sovereign. Generals Who Did Not Betray Nicholas II, to be published in Sovereign No. 12 Autumn 2019 – COMING SOON!

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© Paul Gilbert. 6 September 2019

Sovereign No. 10 Spring 2019 – NOW IN STOCK!

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I am pleased to announce that SOVEREIGN No. 10 SPRING 2019 – is now available from the ROYAL RUSSIA BOOKSHOP.

Our TENTH issue features 130 pages, with 8 full-length articles, including 5 FIRST ENGLISH translations of works by Russian historians, plus 3 additional articles + 119 black and white photos:

1. Nicholas II in the Words of His Contemporaries by Pyotr Multatuli. Translated by William Lee 1st ENGLISH TRANSLATION

2. Nicholas II in the Historical Memory of the Kuban Cossacks by O.V. Matveev. Translated by William Lee 1st ENGLISH TRANSLATION

3. The Wardrobe of the Imperial Family: The History of the Alexander Palace Collection by A.S. Rognatev. Translated by William Lee 1st ENGLISH TRANSLATION

4. Investigator Sokolov: “The Tsar’s Suffering Is Russia’s Suffering” by Y.Y. Vorobyevsky. Translated by Elizabeth S. Yellen 1st ENGLISH TRANSLATION

5. Novonikolayevsk: Born of the People’s Ambition and the Tsar’s Beneficence, Emperor Nicholas II and the City of Novosibirsk: Parallels Between Past and Present by E. Tsybizov. Translated by Elizabeth S. Yellen 1st ENGLISH TRANSLATION

6. Memorandum to Tsar Nicholas II by Pyotr Durnovo

7. My Mission to Clear the Name of Russia’s Last Tsar by Paul Gilbert

8. Nicholas II in Moscow. Photographic Memories of Russia’s Last Emperor

and Sovereign News – featuring news highlights from Russian media resources

Launched in 2015, a total of 12 will be in print by the end of this year, including 3 Special Issues. Click HERE For more information on our journal Sovereign: The Life and Reign of Emperor Nicholas II

© Paul Gilbert. 13 May 2019

2 NEW Issues of Sovereign in the Works

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I am pleased to announce that 2 NEW issues of Sovereign will be published over the next 3 months.

SOVEREIGN No. 10 SPRING 2019 – AVAILABLE MAY 2019

Our TENTH issue features 7 full-length articles, including 5 FIRST ENGLISH translations of works by Russian historians + 2 additional articles:

1. Nicholas II in the Words of His Contemporaries by Pyotr Multatuli. Translated by William Lee

2. Nicholas II in the Historical Memory of the Kuban Cossacks by O.V. Matveev. Translated by William Lee

3. The Wardrobe of the Imperial Family: The History of the Alexander Palace Collection by A.S. Rognatev. Translated by William Lee

4. Investigator Sokolov: “The Tsar’s Suffering Is Russia’s Suffering” by Y.Y. Vorobyevsky. Translated by Elizabeth S. Yellen

5. Novonikolayevsk: Born of the People’s Ambition and the Tsar’s Beneficence, Emperor Nicholas II and the City of Novosibirsk: Parallels Between Past and Present by E. Tsybizov. Translated by Elizabeth S. Yellen

6. Memorandum to Tsar Nicholas II by Pyotr Durnovo

7. My Mission to Clear the Name of Russia’s Last Tsar by Paul Gilbert

and Sovereign News – featuring news highlights from Russian media resources

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SOVEREIGN No. 11 SPECIAL ‘ROYAL RUSSIA PAPERS’ 2019NOW IN STOCK!

Our ELEVENTH issue is dedicated to the ROYAL RUSSIA PAPERS. This SPECIAL ISSUE features 11 articles and many NEW photographs:

1. Russia’s Last Star: Nicholas II and Cinema by Viktor Belyakov;

2. Nicholas & Alexandra: A Love Affair in Letters by Vladimir Oustimenko;

3. The Imperial Family at Tobolsk by Paul Gilbert;

4. Nicholas II: A Re-evaluation of the Reign of Russia’s Last Tsar by Katie Danae Wilkens;

5. The Fall of the Romanovs by HRH Viktoria Luise Princess of Prussia;

6. Hostages to Political Games: Did Lenin Order the Execution of the Imperial Family? Interview with Vladimir Solviev by Viktor Kozhemyako;

7. ‘An Energetic and Chivalrous Protector’ – Danish Efforts to Help the Imprisoned Romanovs by Coryne Hall;

8. Servant to Three Emperors: Count Vladimir Frederiks by Margarita Nelipa;

9. ‘A True Friend of Russia’ – Russia’s Relations with Siam by Coryne Hall;

10. ‘My wonderful house on the seashore’ – A History of the Lower Dacha at Peterhof by Valentina Tenikhina;

11. Faithful to the End: The Devoted Retainers of the Imperial Family by Natalya Stukova; 

Note: this issue features many new photos which were not featured in the original articles, published in issues of Royal Russia, published between 2011 and 2017.

Launched in 2015, a total of 12 will be in print by the end of this year, including 3 Special Issues. Click HERE For more information on our journal Sovereign: The Life and Reign of Emperor Nicholas II

© Paul Gilbert. 30 January 2019