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The Russian royal was one of Cartier's greatest patrons.
In the early 20th century, Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia was Car­tier’s biggest client. As a token of their friendship, legend has it that in 1912 ­Louis Cartier designed and gave her an elegant oval timepiece that would still resonate years later. But it’s ...
 
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Take a tour of the real-life palaces used on set.
It’s been a little over a century since the assassination of Russia’s last tsar and his family, yet it has been a favorite topic among historians, television series, and documentaries alike. By now you might have binge-watched all eight episodes of the ...
 
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The coronet is part of the seven piece Devonshire Parure, an 88-gem masterpiece you can now see it for yourself at Sotheby's.
What do you wear to the crowning of an Emperor? In 1856, the Countess of Granville didn’t need to think too much about it. She was to accompany her husband’s uncle, the 6th Duke of Devonshire, to Tsar Alexander II’s coronation in Moscow, ...
 
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Thanks to some on-point hair, make-up, and costumes, these actors came close to mirroring the real last Czars.
The Last Czars, a new Netflix docuseries about the end of the Romanov dynasty, brings back a cast of familiar characters. There's Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, their five children, and of course Rasputin, one of history's most fascinating villains. The Romanovs' story has ...
 
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*Prepares to binge all six episodes*
Even 100 years after the Romanovs' tragic deaths, the world is still interested in their story. And this summer, The Last Czars, a long-awaited Netflix docuseries, will delve into the history of the last imperial dynasty to rule Russia.According to Deadline, which first broke the ...
 
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The Vladimir tiara has a story worthy of James Bond.
Just weeks ago at Christie's Geneva, an emerald that belonged to Catherine the Great sold for over $4 million. Experts attribute the success of the sale in part to the size of the stone—75 carats—but even more so to its Russian provenance. “It is ...
 
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A look inside the Romanov jewelry catalogues that mother Russia doesn't want you to see.
There were white gloves on the table in the anteroom, laid out carefully next to a big black box. “Put them on,” my jewelry Deep Throat instructed. “You can’t open it without them.” I had been inquiring about the lost Romanov jewelry ...
 
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The period drama within Matthew Weiner's new show The Romanoffs seems to suggest that she did, but is it historically accurate?
The third episode of The Romanoffs centers around a show within a show. In "House of Special Purpose," Christina Hendricks plays Olivia Rogers, an actress who has been flown in to star as Tsarina Alexandra in a new series about the Romanovs.The plot of ...
 
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The Science Museum's exhibition marks 100 years since the murders of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, his wife Alexandra, and their five children.
In July 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, their five children Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and Tsarevich Alexei, were executed in the basement of a mansion in Ural Mountains, along with their four loyal servants.In the 100 years since then, the ...
 
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The anthology series centers around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family.
We finally have a premiere date (and our first trailer) for Mathew Weiner's follow up to Mad Men. The Romanoffs, an anthology series centered around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family, will premiere on Amazon Prime on October ...
 
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The Romanov couple left behind a romantic—and forbidden—love story that's remembered until today.
A fairytale match, the story of Nicholas II and Alexandra is one of love and strife. Constantly embroiled in familial and social politics, the couple remained in love until their tragic end exactly 100 years ago. The couple first met in 1884 ...
 
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July 16 marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, his wife Alexandra, and their five children.
Monday, July 16 marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, his wife Alexandra, and their five children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei. But the execution of the Romanovs didn't wipe out the bloodline entirely; their modern ...
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