The Unlucky Emperor 17.08.201717 July 1998 was a warm day, abnormally bright for Petersburg. The houses along Moscovsky Avenue let down silk tricolor flags—lowered and joined with ribbonsof mouring. The traffic lights blinked yellow. The avenue, usually lively and filled with cars, was empty; policemen in white gloves stood on ceremonial, one positioned every 50 meters. “What happened?” asked Petersburgers in surprise. “We await the Emperor,” answered the sentries. “Nikolai Romanov.”
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Queen of England is invited to participate in Nikolas II family execution commemorative events
The Queen of England and her family are invited next year to Ekaterinburg to participate in Nikolas II family execution commemorative events. The solemn ceremony will be devoted to the 100 years anniversary of the tragedy. Ekaterinburg mayor Evgeni Roizman has passed the invitation to the United Kingdom Ambassador in Russia Laurie Bristow, Interfax reports.
Evgeni Roizman has recalled that ancestors of both Royal families were connected by parental roots. The invitation was made during the meeting of Evgeni Roizman and Laurie Bristow in Ekaterinburg Museum Of Misha Brusilovsky.
It's worth mentioning that Orthodox cultrure festival Tsar Days dedicated to Nikolas II family execution in 1918 is conducted in Ekaterinburg every year. The program of the memorial events always starts on the eve of June 17th with a sacred procession that walks from The Church of the Saviour-on-Blood. This church was built in the place of the infamous Ipatiev House. In this house's basement members of the last Russian Tsar's family were killed by Bolsheviks. Each year thousands of pilgrims join the sacred procession.
Californians Get a Call from Totma 16.08.2017Last weekend, Totma—a small town even by the Vologda Region’s standards—marked its 880-year anniversary and celebrated a traditional Russian America Day. The city once prided itself on its salt making and the seafaring merchants who traded in Siberia and America. It was a native of Totma, Ivan Kuskov, who founded Fort Ross in California, and today the town is visited by official delegations from the USA and representatives of indigenous American groups.