Royal Russia volume 11 has the following topics:
Interview with the Head of the Russian Imperial House HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna speaks candidly with Paul Gilbert, editor of the journal.
These include memories of her parents, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich and Grand Duchess Leonida; the alleged treason by her grandfather Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich in the wake of the 1917 Revolution; the rehabilitation of Emperor Nicholas II in 2008; her relationship with the Russian Orthodox Church in post-Soviet Russia; the new investigation of the Ekaterinburg remains; the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation, the situation in Ukraine - and numerous other topics.
The interview consists of 19 pages, illustrated with 15 black and white photographs, courtesy of the Russian Imperial House.
My Russia. The Rebirth of the Lower Dacha at Peterhof
by Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert discusses the reconstruction and restoration of the Lower Dacha, former summer residence of Nicholas II and his family at Peterhof. The project will be implemented in stages, with full completion of the multi-museum complex by 2025. Research is based on his visits to the ruins since the 1990s and correspondence with staff of the Peterhof State Museum Preserve.
'My Wonderful House on the Seashore'. A History of the Lower Dacha at Peterhof
by Valentina Tenikhina /
Russian historian Valentina Tenikhina presents a history of the Lower Dacha, with vivid descriptions of its interiors - including vintage photos from the 1930s, when it was a museum - and the sad fate of the Imperial residence during and after the Second World War to the present day. /